Laura Brunton, PhD

Laura Brunton

Assistant Professor

Room 2310A, Elborn College
519 661-2111 x81501
lbrunto3@uwo.ca

Education

  • BKin (Brock)
  • MSc, MPT, PhD (Western)

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Yes

Research Interests

  • Physical activity, pain, fatigue and sleep in children with cerebral palsy
  • Promoting self-management in cerebral palsy

Additional Information

Featured Projects

  • Creation and validation of the Fatigue Impact and Severity Self-Assessment (FISSA) – a new measurement tool to understand fatigue for youth and young adults with cerebral palsy

Recent Publications

  • Brunton LK. Clinicians are the Missing Link to Sustainable Community-based Physical Activity Participation for Children With Disabilities. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics. 2017;37(4):359-61. DOI:10.1080/01942638.2017.1327750
  • Brunton LK and Bartlett DJ. Profiles of Fatigue Severity and Variability Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health and Behaviour. 2017;5:5-14. DOI:10.1080/21641846.2017.1264950.
  • McPhee PG, Brunton L, Timmons B, Bentley T, & Gorter JW. Examining fatigue in ambulatory and non-ambulatory adults with cerebral palsy: prevalence, impact and relationships with physical activity and body composition. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2017:57(4):367-73. DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.13306
  • Brunton LK and Bartlett DJ. Construction and Validation of the Fatigue Impact and Severity Self-Assessment for Youth and Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. 2017;20(5):274-279. DOI:10.1080/17518423.2016.1189974
  • Scime N, Bartlett D, Brunton L, Palisano R. Parents’ experiences and perceptions when classifying their children with cerebral palsy: Recommendations for service providers. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. 2017;37(3):252-67. DOI:10.1080/01942638.2016.1185505   

Research Affiliations

  • Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD)

Teaching Areas

  • Critical appraisal and evidence-based practice
  • Pediatrics in physical therapy

Awards

  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association Paediatric Division Rising Star Distinction (2014)
  • The London District OPA-CPA Lillian Pollard Award (2014)

Professional Activities

  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association Paediatric Division – Chair