Janette McDougall works in the field of childhood health and disability research. She holds a Master's degree in sociology and a Ph.D. in rehabilitation sciences from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, ON, Canada. She also holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada. She has been serving as a Researcher at Thames Valley Children's Centre (TVCC), a children's rehabilitation centre in London, for over 15 years. Previously, she worked as a teacher for the public school system in London for four years and served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario for three years. She has taught children and youth from kindergarten to the graduate level at university. In addition to being a Researcher at TVCC, Janette serves currently as an Adjunct Scientist at Bloorview Research Institute in Toronto, ON, Canada. Areas that she has conducted research in include brain injury, autism, cancer, school heath support services, self-determination, spirituality, social support, participation, and quality of life. Her current research interests include health conceptualization and measurement, including the World Health Organization?s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF), program evaluation, and examining the factors that influence well-being and quality of life for children and youth with chronic conditions and disabilities. She has published in numerous rehabilitation journals and has been invited to speak at international rehabilitation conferences, such as the 16th North American Collaborating Center Conference on ICF, at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, MD, USA. Janette recently received a 5-year grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($740,000) to study changes in quality of life over time for youth with chronic conditions and disabilities.
Biography Updated on 16 December 2011