Dr. Sibley will present the talk A tale of two worlds: The story of a research program bringing postural control and knowledge translation paradigms together.
Kathryn (Kate) Sibley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. She is also the Director of knowledge translation at the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, which houses the Manitoba CIHR SPOR SUPPORT unit. Kate arrived in Winnipeg in 2014 after completing an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, graduate degrees in rehabilitation and medical sciences at the University of Toronto, and postdoctoral work in Knowledge Translation at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute- University Health Network. In 2016 she was awarded a Tier II Canada Research Chair focused on integrated knowledge translation in rehabilitation sciences. The goals of her research program are to (i) increase use of evidence-based balance and fall prevention rehabilitation strategies in real-world settings, (ii) advance implementation science through a rehabilitation context, and (iii) advance the science and practice of integrated knowledge translation. Kate collaborates extensively with researchers and knowledge users across Canada. She is currently working closely with Dr. Heather Gainforth on a number of integrated KT research projects funded by CIHR, and is also a new member of the UBC Origins of Balance Deficits and Falls Research Cluster.