Janette McDougall holds an M.S. degree in sociology and a Ph.D. degree in rehabilitation sciences from the Western University, London, ON, Canada. She also holds a B.E. degree from the University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada. She works in the field of childhood health and disability research. She has been serving as a Researcher at the Thames Valley Children's Centre (TVCC), a children's rehabilitation centre in London, ON, Canada, since 1995. Previously, she worked as a Teacher for the public school system in London and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Western University. In addition, McDougall currently serves as an Adjunct Scientist at the Bloorview Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada. Areas that McDougall 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 are 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 the well-being and quality of life for children and youth with chronic conditions. 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, Bethesda, MD, USA. McDougall is currently conducting a 5-year study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($ 740,000) to study changes in the quality of life over time for youth with chronic conditions.
Biography Updated on 23 November 2013