Jeff Holmes, PhD

Jeff Holmes

Associate Professor
School of Occupational Therapy

Room 2529, Elborn College
519 661-2111 x88967


  • BA, MScOT, PhD (Western University)
  • MHK (Windsor)

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Director, School of Occupational Therapy

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Yes

Research Interests

  • Concussion education, management and psychosocial implications on occupational identity
  • Non-pharmacological management of gait and balance impairments among individuals with Parkinson’s disease
  • Evaluation of novel treatments, diagnostic procedures, and teaching practices in occupational therapy

Additional Information

Recent Publications

  • Classen S, Holmes J, *Alvarez L, Loew K, Mulvagh A, Rienas K, Walton V & He W. (2015). Clinical assessments as predictors of primary on-road outcomes in Parkinson’s disease. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 35(4), 213-220.
  • Holmes JD, Brigham LK, Jenkins ME, Ready EA, Lutz SG, Johnson AM & Grahn JA. (2015). The effects of manipulating spatial location of visual cue placement on gait among individuals with Parkinson’s Disease: A Pilot Study. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics 33(3)263-278.
  • Morrison S, Spaulding S, Holmes J & Jenkins M. (2015). A novel cognitive cueing approach to gait retraining in Parkinson’s disease: A Pilot Study. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 3(2).
  • Echlin PS, Johnson AM, Holmes JD, Tichenoff A, Grey S, Gatavackas H, Walsh J, Middlebro T, Blignaut A, Macintyre M, Anderson C, Pasternak O, Koerte I, Bouix S, Fredman E, Sasaki T, Mayinger M, Helmer K, Shenton M, Skopelja EN & Forwell L.A. (2014). The Sport Concussion Education Project: A Brief Report on an Educational Initiative – From Concept to Curriculum. Journal of Neurosurgery, Dec 12(6), 1331-1336, DOI:10.3171/2014.8.JNS132804.
  • Jimenez-Pardo J, Holmes JD, Jenkins ME & Johnson AM. (2014). An examination of the reliability and factor structure of the Physical Activity Scale for Individuals with Disabilities (PASIPD) among individuals living with Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Aging and physical Activity, 23(3), 391-394. (EPub September 2).

Research Affiliations

  • Health & Human Performance Research Laboratory - Director

Teaching Areas

  • Clinical disorders applicable to the study of occupation and occupational therapy practice and their impact on cognitive, affective and physical occupational performance


  • Ontario Volunteer Service Award - Parkinson Society Canada South Western Ontario Region, 2011
  • Directors Award for Distinction in Academia for Excellence in Academic Endeavors - School of Occupational Therapy, Western University