The School of Occupational Therapy is pleased to welcome its first postdoctoral scholar to campus in Liliana Alvarez, who earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in Colombia before earning her PhD at the University of Alberta.
Liliana is passionate about the participation of people with disabilities and the unique ways in which they interact with the demands of daily life tasks and their contexts. Her research interests include assistive technology and the use of evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in occupational assessment and intervention models. Her interest in driving research and rehabilitation stems from the many ways in which this meaningful occupation enables independence and well-being. Driving portrays the interaction between the individual, the activity, and the context and provides a powerful insight into occupational performance and its impact on health and community participation. Liliana is currently the World Federation of Occupational Therapists’ Colombian delegate and is will be working closely Sherrilene Classen.