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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

TEAM

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Michelle Kho

Lead Investigator

Dr. Michelle Kho is an Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.  As a clinician-scientist, she also cares for patients as a physiotherapist from the Physiotherapy Department in the St. Joseph’s Healthcare ICU in Hamilton.  She holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Critical Care Rehabilitation and Knowledge Translation from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Dr. Kho is leading a clinical research program of early in-bed cycling in mechanically ventilated patients to improve patient outcomes in collaboration with the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.  Her research is funded by agencies including the CIHR, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, and Canadian Frailty Network.

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Alexander Molloy

Research Coordinator

Alex completed his Bachelor's Honours Kinesiology degree at McMaster University in 2013.

Alex is currently working as a research coordinator at the CYCLE methods centre. He first joined the CYCLE research program in 2013 while working as a clinical programs assistant at St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.

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Laurel Patterson

Lead Physiotherapist / Research Coordinator

Laurel studied Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph and then worked as a clinical trial research coordinator before returning to school to obtain her Physiotherapy Degree at McMaster University. She has clinical experience in critical care, neurological rehabilitation, and respiratory physiotherapy. Laurel works as a research physiotherapist on the CYCLE team.

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Julie Reid

Research Coordinator

Dr. Julie Reid recently completed her doctorate in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University (2019). Her PhD thesis focused on early rehabilitation for patients with critical illness in the ICU.

Clinically, Julie works as a physiotherapist in the intensive care unit at Hamilton General Hospital.  Julie is a research coordinator on the CYCLE team.

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Geoff Strong

Research Assistant

Geoff received a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Niagara University and completed his Master of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University. He has clinical experience working in orthopedic and chronic disease rehabilitation.  He recently completed a Master of Bioinformatics at the University of Guelph and is currently a Clinical Research Assistant with the CYCLE Methods Centre.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

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Heather O'Grady

PhD Candidate

Heather completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University. She began a Master of Science in the Rehabilitation Science Program at McMaster University prior to transferring to the PhD Program. Heather will be working with the CYCLE team as she completes her PhD thesis research.

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Chris Farley

MSc Candidate

Chris completed his Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario before completing his Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University. He began a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University under the supervision of Dr. Kho. His clinical experience includes intensive care, medical, surgical and orthopaedic physiotherapy. Chris also works as a member of the CYCLE team.

ALUMNI

Aileen Costigan, OT, PhD

Magda McCaughan, MScPT

Laura Childerhose, BSc, MSc HRM (Candidate)

Alyson Takaoka, MSc HRM

Stacey Priest

Michael Ciancone

Ravish Gupta

Melissa Shears

Devin McCaskell

Amy Seczek

Arthi Kunasingam

Daniela Russo

Vanessa Ng

MSc PT Role Emerging Placements

Catherine Hare (MSc PT, 2017)

Janelle Unger (MSc PT, 2016)

Alexandra Young (MSc PT, in progress)

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