For many years Lesley taught courses such as psychosocial aspects of disability, professionalism, and an omnibus course that included quality improvement, culture, global health and other issues aimed at the broader context of physical therapy practice. For the 10 years before she retired in 2015, she spent the majority of her teaching time in interprofessional education.

Lesley holds a UBC Killam Teaching Prize awarded in 2003 and was nominated for a 3M Teaching Fellowship.

Over her career, Lesley has served in many leadership roles including PABC and CPA President, chair of two CPA Divisions and various committees. She also served as the head of the Physical Therapy Program and Interim Director of the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at UBC. In her interprofessional work she served in several leadership roles including the development of the Accreditation for Interprofessional Health Education (AIPHE) project funded by Health Canada, the accreditation program for Canadian physical therapy education programs (ACCPAP/PEAC) and was co-author of the Canadian Competency Framework for Interprofessional Collaboration. In her retirement she continues to chair the Joint Accreditation Committee for OTA/PTA education programs and to co-chair the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC).

Past recognition awards include:
• Barbara Edwardson Lecture Award, University of Western Ontario. This is a national award in recognition of excellence in teaching. 2007.
• Silver Quill Award for excellence in a manuscript in knowledge translation by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, 2007. (Publication: Bainbridge, Harris, 2006).
• Life Membership award from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for leadership and outstanding contributions to the profession over 25 years, 2004.
• Award of Excellence from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Leadership Division in recognition of leadership contributions to the profession, 2003.
• Award of Merit: Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, for contributions to the Tri- Joint Congress held in Toronto, 2001.
• Recognition Award: Alliance of Canadian Physiotherapy Regulators, for contributions to the area of regulation, Toronto, 2001.
• Enid Graham Memorial Lecture Award, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s highest award for outstanding leadership within the profession, 2001.
• Canadian Physiotherapy Association Honorary Membership for service to the profession, 1991.
• Special Award for Professional Contribution, Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia, 1990

Lesley has held grants from CIHC, Health Canada and the UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund.  In retirement she continues to work with the Western Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (WCIHC) on collaborative practice for internationally educated health care professionals. She has supervised graduate students over the years and continues to supervise theses/major projects for students in the Masters of Rehabilitation Science Program as well as the Royal Roads Health Leadership Program.


Lesley’s most recent publications include:

• *Bainbridge L., Wood, V. (2012). The power of prepositions: learning with, from, and about others in the context of interprofessional education. Part 1. Journal of Interprofessional Care. November 2012, Vol. 26, No. 6 , Pages 452-458
• *Bainbridge L., Wood, V. (2013). Part II – The Power of Prepositions: A Taxonomy for Interprofessional Education. Journal of Interprofessional Care.
March 2013, Vol. 27, No. 2 , Pages 131-136
• Hean, S., Anderson, E., Bainbridge, L., Clark, P.G. Craddock, D., Doucet, S., Hammick, M., Mpofu, R., O’Halloran, C., Pitt, R., Oandasan, I. (2013). IN-2-THEORY: Interprofessional theory, scholarship and collaboration: A community of practice. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2013; Early Online: 1–3 ISSN 1356-1820 print/ISSN 1469-9567 online DOI: 10.3109/13561820.2012.743979
• Wood, V., Eccott, L. & Bainbridge, L. (2013). A Blended Active Learning Pilot: A way to Deliver Interprofessional Pain Management Education. Pharmacy, 1(2), 218-227.
• Bainbridge, L. (2013). Interprofessional Education in Allied Health – Is this Yet Another Silo? Medical Education. Accepted but not yet published.  Letter available.
• Newton, C., Bainbridge, L., Ball, V.A., Wood, V.I. (2013). Health Care Team Challenges: an international review and research agenda. Journal of Interprofessional Care, Early Online: 1–3.
• Manwale, M., Klein, M., Bainbridge, L. (2014). Interdisciplinary Team-Based Hospital Care on a Family Physician-Managed Transitional Care Unit Improves Outcomes for Elderly Post-Acute Patients. Canadian Family Physician. Accepted – letter available.
• Roots, R.; Li, L.; Bainbridge, L.; Brown, H. (2014). Rural rehabilitation practice: perspectives of occupational therapists and physical therapists in British Columbia, Canada. Rural and Remote Health.
• (F) Roots, R., Smith, L., Brown, H., Bainbridge, L. & Li, L. (2014) “All those things you never thought”: Perspectives from occupational therapists practicing in rural British Columbia. Occupational Therapy Now, 16 (6), 26-28
• (A)Newton, C.,  Bainbridge, L.,Ball, V., Baum, KD., Bontje, P., Boyce, R.A., Moran, M.,  Richardson, B., Tamura, Y., Uden, D., Wagner, S., Wood, V. (2015) The Health Care Team Challenge™: Developing an international interprofessional education research collaboration. Nurse Education Today 35: 4–8.
• Bainbridge, L; Grossman, S; Dharamsi, S.; Kindiak, R.; Porter, J;, Wood, V. (2013) Engagement Studios: Students and Communities Working to Address the Determinants of Health. Education for Health.
• Newton, C., Bainbridge, L., Ball, V., Baum, K., Bontje, P., Boyce, R., Moran, M., Richardson, B., Yumi, T., Uden, D., Wagner, SJ., Wood, V. The Health Care Team Challenge:  Developing An International Interprofessional Education Research Collaboration. Academic Medicine.

Lesley has presented at many conferences over the years and was most recently invited as a keynote speaker to the First Middle Eastern Interprofessional Education Conference in Doha, Qatar.