Laura Brunton, PhD

Laura Brunton

Assistant Professor

Room 2310A, Elborn College
519 661-2111 x81501


  • 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

  • Anxiety and Depression in youth with cerebral palsy: Role of physiological risk factors – CereBRUM
  • Health Concerns of Adolescents and Adults with Childhood Onset Physical Disabilities
  • Evaluating a Model of Transitional and Lifelong Care for Adults with Childhood-Onset Disabilities

Recent Publications

A comprehensive list of publications is available through Google Scholar and PubMed.

Research Affiliations

  • CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research
  • Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD)

Teaching Areas

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


  • 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 – Past Chair