jillzwicker

Jill Zwicker

Inactive

Pathway: C-STAR

Biography

Jill obtained her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Queen’s University in 1990. She began her career in adult brain injury rehabilitation and then transitioned to pediatric school-based practice. As an inquiring clinician, Jill pursued a Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology (Learning & Development) at the University of Victoria. After completing her degree in 2006, Jill continued on to complete a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of British Columbia in 2010. Dr. Zwicker then completed a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental Neuroscience in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia. Jill was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and an Associate Member in the Department of Pediatrics in 2013. She is also a Scientist (Level 1) at the Child and Family Research Institute, a Clinician Scientist at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, an Affiliate Investigator with NeuroDevNet, and a Research Associate with CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research. Jill has received two prestigious new investigator awards – a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award (2014-2019) and a Career Enhancement Award from the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP: 2014-2019). Jill values quality time with her supportive husband and two beautiful daughters. When taking a break from work, Jill enjoys socializing with friends, playing with her dogs, participating in Zumba classes, and vacationing in Maui!

Award type: Career Enhancement Program

Discipline: Occupational Therapy

Centre: University of British Columbia

Supervisors / Mentors: Drs. R. Grunau/S Miller

Project Title: Mapping the Brain and Improving Outcomes for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder

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