Associate Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Current research suggests that approximately 30-40% of the health care delivered is not consistent with recommended best practices, and 20-40% of the care delivered is of no benefit or even harmful. As a knowledge translation (KT) scientist, Heather’s research focuses on how best to improve these percentages. Her work is currently focused on measuring care gaps in rehabilitation, designing KT interventions to close gaps with a focus on audit and feedback, and developing and applying theories and frameworks to improve our ability to design effective KT interventions. Heather also studies the methodologies used to design and report scoping reviews.
Knowledge translation, implementation science, evidence-to-practice gaps, chronic conditions, outcome measurement, theory application, knowledge-user engagement, audit and feedback, scoping reviews, systematic reviews, tailored interventions, intervention reporting.