Kate Keetch (PhD, Psychomotor Behaviour, McMaster University)


Kate is the research coordinator for CanWheel and lab manager for Dr. Bill Miller at the GF Strong Rehab Research Lab. She obtained her Doctorate in Psychomotor Behaviour from McMaster University in 2009. Her main research focus was on effective practice scheduling in motor (re)learning in special populations examining such topics as self-regulation and goal-setting. She first started working in UBC’s Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in 2011.

Naomi Bartz-McCormick (MA, Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago)


Naomi McCormick received her Master’s Degree from the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. She is currently a Research Project Manager in the Rehab Research Lab. Particularly interested in how people navigate social and political relations in contemporary urban spaces, she served as a research assistant for a MacArthur funded study from 2008-2010, examining the experiences of residents and stakeholders living in three mixed-income developments in Chicago. She also has a background in psychology, specifically on the challenges of stigmatization and related coping mechanisms.

Colleen O’Melinn(Work Learn Student, University of British Columbia)

ColleenColleen joined the lab in September 2015 as a Work Learn research assistant working under Bill. She is in her fourth year of her undergrad, studying Kinesiology. She is very passionate about maintaining an active lifestyle and removing the barriers which prevent people from being active.

Improving wheeled mobility of older adults.