Emily Nalder

Emily Nalder, PhD

Research Focus

My research focuses on exploring the rehabilitation experiences of individuals with chronic conditions and understanding the factors related to people, contexts, service systems and health care practices which influence the effectiveness of rehabilitation. My doctoral studies were completed under the supervision of Associate Professor Jennifer Fleming in Australia and explored the experiences of individuals with traumatic brain injury and their family caregivers during the transition from hospital to home. I am currently involved in two key research projects at the Rotman Research Institute with my postdoctoral supervisor Dr. Deirdre Dawson. The first, is a qualitative study seeking to identify the aspects of a novel intervention which confer the most benefit to individuals with acquired brain injury in managing executive dysfunction and improving every day functioning. The second project is investigating the clinical utility of the Multiple Errands Test and assisting in the development of a training workshop and assessment manual to facilitate use of this assessment in clinical practice.


  • 2012: PhD, Occupational Therapy, The University of Queensland Australia
  • 2007: BOccThy (Hons), Occupational Therapy, The University of Queensland Australia

Research Groups

  • 2013–Present: , Postdoctoral research fellow, Dr Deirdre Dawson, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest



  • 2012–Present: Brain Impairment
  • 2013–Present: Disability and Rehabilitation
  • 2013–Present: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
  • 2012–2013: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

Distinctions and Awards

  • 2013: CIHR Strategic Research Training Post‐Doctoral Fellowship in Health Care, Technology, & Place, University of Toronto, $20,000
  • 2013: Heart and Stroke Foundation, Centre for Stroke Recovery, trainee funding postdoctoral fellowship Trainee Funding, Postdoctoral Fellowship , Heart and Stroke Foundation, Centre for Stroke Recovery
  • 2008: Australian Postgraduate Award Industry Scolarship, Australian Research Council, 25,000 per year
  • 2007: First Class Honours, The University of Queensland


3560 Bathurst St
Toronto, ON, M6A 2E1
Phone: 4167852500, ext 2495 Email: enalder@research.baycrest.org