Our team in the Department of Physical Therapy is engaged in innovative research, education, and study. Learn more about our world-renowned faculty, clinical faculty, and staff.


Faculty members are essential to the education of outstanding graduates who will advance the physical therapy profession. They are responsible for excellence in education and research in the Department of Physical Therapy.

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Department Head

  • Alex Scott

    Alex Scott

    Expertise: Clinical and cellular studies of tendinopathy

Associate Head

  • Alison Greig

    Alison Greig

    Expertise: Educational Scholarship and education for internationally trained clinicians

  • Angelina Woof

    Angelina Woof

    Expertise: Pediatric Rehabilitation and Clinical Education

  • Kristin Campbell

    Kristin Campbell

    Expertise: The role of physical activity in the prevention and rehabilitation of chronic disease, particularly cancer


  • Janice Eng

    Janice Eng

    Expertise: Innovative solutions to optimize the outcomes of rehabilitation and improve the lives of those with Stroke and Spinal Cord injury

  • Jordan Guenette

    Jordan Guenette

    Expertise: Physiological factors limiting exercise tolerance across the spectrum of health and chronic lung disease

  • Lara Boyd

    Lara Boyd

    Expertise: Brain Behaviour, Plastisity and Motor Learning

  • Linda Li

    Linda Li

    Expertise: Development and evaluation of knowledge translation strategies to improve the care and quality of life of people living with arthritis.

  • Michael Hunt

    Michael Hunt

    Expertise: Clinical biomechanics; rehabilitation and conservative treatment for musculoskeletal impairments, particularly arthritis

  • Teresa Liu-Ambrose

    Teresa Liu-Ambrose

    Expertise: Healthy Aging, Cognition and neural plasticity, Mobility

Associate Professor

  • Jackie Whittaker

    Jackie Whittaker

    Expertise: Prevention and treatment of sport-related knee injuries and osteoarthritis

  • Naznin Virji-Babul

    Naznin Virji-Babul

    Expertise: Patterns of brain activation in children and adults with developmental disabilities and concussion

  • Pat Camp

    Pat Camp

    Expertise: Pulmonary rehabilitation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, physical activity

Associate Professor of Teaching

  • Robin Roots

    Robin Roots

    Expertise: Educational Scholarship, Rural and remote clinical practice, Indigenous health

Assistant Professor

Affiliate Assistant Professor

  • Taru Manyanga

    Taru Manyanga

    Expertise: Assessment of movement behaviors and health indicators (e.g., body composition) in healthy or clinical populations among children and adolescents.

Assistant Professor of Teaching

  • Amy Ellis

    Amy Ellis

    Expertise: Clinical Education and Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy with a special interest in Critical Care

  • David Anekwe

    David Anekwe

    Assistant Professor of Teaching & MPT-North Academic Site Lead

  • Natalie Grant

    Natalie Grant

    Assistant Professor of Teaching

  • Roland Fletcher

    Roland Fletcher

    Expertise: Pain Science, Complex Interdisciplinary Pain Management, Post-Concussion Dizziness & Vestibular Disorders

  • Shona McLaren

    Shona McLaren

    Expertise: Clinical education, professional practice


Emeriti Professor

  • Elizabeth Dean

    Elizabeth Dean

    Expertise: Knowledge translation related to healthy lifestyles with attention to culture to maximize individuals’ health overall and conventional physical therapy outcomes.

  • Susan Harris

    Susan Harris

    Expertise: Early diagnosis of movement disorders/motor delay in infants. Safe levels of exercise for women living with breast cancer.

Associate Professor Emeriti

  • Donna MacIntyre

    Donna MacIntyre

    Expertise: Muscle physiology; inflammation in muscle, repair and recovery.

  • Lesley A Bainbridge

    Lesley A Bainbridge

    Expertise: Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice

Associate Professor of Teaching Emeriti

  • Darlene Redenbach

    Darlene Redenbach

    Expertise: Cell Structure, Gross- and Neuro- Anatomy, Instructional Skills, Online Course Design, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

  • Sue Murphy

    Sue Murphy

    Expertise: Educational Scholarship and Professionalism

Clinical Faculty

Clinical Faculty play an important role in the Department of Physical Therapy. Through their contributions to the educational and research programs of the department, and through their leadership within their respective organizations, they advance the profession and serve as role models and mentors for physical therapy students.

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Clinical Professors

Joseph Anthony
Alison Hoens
Bethan Everett

Clinical Associate Professors

Nancy Cho
Marie Westby
Maureen Duggan
Patricia McIlwaine
Angela Pace
Doria Bellows
Marc Rizzardo
Maria Juricic
Tyler Dumont
Hyman Gee

Clinical Assistant Professors

Rebecca Shook
Mary Fedorkiw
Jude Rushton
Linda Maedel
Jacqueline Behr
Eduardo Naranjo
Jami Bennett
Kim Foster
Ellen Woo
Rebecca Yeung
Kerrie Roberts
Karen van der Hoop
Jean-Francois Esculier
Keri Thibodeau
Meghan Curle
Melissa Idle
Allison Ezzat
Corinna Ng
Victoria Etheridge
Michelle Jacobs
Courtney Evanchu
Stacey Anne Cave
Clare Faulkner
Michelle L. Graf
Elizabeth Swain
Colleen Van Hooft
Aart Van Gorkum
Stacey Miller
Neil Pearson

Clinical Instructors

Regan Daoust
Catherine le Cornu Levett
Karen Tugwell
Anne Harris
Lucas Arione
Eric Lowe
Jason Wong
Fabiola Varona
Laura Room
Colleen Budzinski
Niamh Gilfeather-Baily
Patricia-Jean Lynd
Mike Foster
April Leung
Maylinda Urbina
Hanan Davidson
Marina Wallin
Ronald Giesbrecht
Tyler Wood
Andrea Soo
Hannah Fisher
Christina O’Connor
Preeya Dajee
Carman Wong
david Locke
Carly Aspden
Lexy Miller
Rys Chapple
Leanne Mireault
Julie Fairbairn
Lisette Cheng
Manjit Mann
Wing Ting Truong
Erin Gagne
Maria Bertoni
Karen Hurtubise
Nicole Acerra
Jessica Goncalves
Kiersten McMaster
Anusha Shetty
Wendy Marchlewitz
Emilie Whittemore
Andrea Martens
Roxanne Jeavons
Cleo Lajzerowicz
Rosie Bergen
Cassandra Basi
Braden Quest
Fiona Lassota
Greg O’Leary
Michelle Edmison
Brooke Hannela
Niamh Cushen
Scott Simpson
Jill Longhurst
Nitin Ambardar
Rae Marchal
Caroline Mombourquette
Amanda Seemann
Matt Szeto
Susan Safadi
Shannon Grunerud
Shirin Von Mende
Kathleen de Sequera
Priya Raval
Amy Edwards
Martina Feldmann
Izuchukwu Nwoba
Kevin Shin
Jordan Huhta
Emma Swaffield
Erik Torchia
Taylor Jones
Dana Tostenson
Abiola Ogundele
Gregory Cugnet
Cali Kerr
Cory Pahl
Jason Craig
Richard Klein
Tanya Dunne
Cara Lee
Heather Robertson
Hoi Wan Vanessa Lau
Catherine Kennedy
Edmund Chow
Kirsten Ward
Melissa Lapointe
Valerie Poirier
Amrit Dhaliwal
Serena-Anne Midttun
Christopher Petrus
Hershal Shah
Sarah Hearne
Andrea Civitarese
Jessica Hodge
Gina Galway
Julia Solyom
Andrew Gliga
Lauren Morrison
Cassandra Russell
Ronda Field
Veronica Solimano
Gail Kuo
Julian Cooper
Ashley Secrest
Katherine Couture
Melanie Soer
Krista Cunningham
Carolyn Watt
Katelin McLennan
Natashia Erickson
William Bateman
Heather Keep
Midori Handford
Sabine Schill
Shubham Joshi
Marc Chivilo
Elaine Chan
Lise Magnan
James Young
Malgonata Mikszan
Silvana Echeverri
Andrea Chan
Regina Colistro
Sarah Buddingh Smith
Lesley Schwab
Bryce Kelly
Dan Wilson
Lori-Lee Janzen
Vincent Cunanan
Bea Francisco
Jasmyne Barredo
Jenny Hogan
Joshua Koehn
Natasha Papachristoforou
Pamela Parker
Bobbi Turner
Melissa Richmond
Angela White
Angela Rocca


Support staff are the cornerstone of the administrative departmental operations. They provide administrative support to faculty members, students and the program.

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NameTitleContact Information
Achille GardelliniMPT/MOT- FV Site
Deidre PrattMPT-N, Program Assistant - Classroom Support250-960-5113 (located at UNBC)
Amanda Smedley MPT-N/MOT-N Administrative (located at UNBC)
Amy SzetoSocial Media & Communications
Ana FerrazACE Operations
Andrea HardakerAdministration
Bowen LiFinance
Brenda WesselResearch Grants
Bruna MendroneClassroom Support Coordinator604-827-5953 (classroom needs, equipment)
- (room and parking bookings)
Carissa DyckPT Programs
Daniella PietrocarloAccreditation and Review
Dorothee LeesingEducational Technology & Materials
Elizabeth LeeSenior Program Assistant - Academic
Emma DoyleClassroom Support Assistant (MPT-Fraser Valley)604-827-5953 (classroom needs, equipment)
- (room and parking bookings)
Emma GallagherPTRC
Gary KujawinskiStudent Services

Josh EadeClassroom Support Assistant604-827-5953 (classroom needs, equipment)
- (room and parking bookings)
Louis-Alexandre DouesnardAdmissions & Recruitment
Maria YapHR
Max DannenbergSenior Program Assistant - Clinical
Mehrnoosh BakhshayeshSenior Program Assistant - Clinical
Patrick BrophyAssistant to the Department
Pedro Grossi
Site Operations
Rebecca LevasseurMPT-N Program Assistant - Student (located at UNBC)
Sarah SchwartzClinical Education Operations
Shannon FieldIndigenous Initiatives
Stacy WellsCommunications
Sunny ShuStudent Services
Myo DinhMPT Sr. Program