Emily Nalder KITE

Dr. Emily Nalder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. She holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Resiliency and Rehabilitation. She is an Affiliate Scientist at KITE Research Institute - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and a member of their Acquired Brain Injury & Society Team. Dr. Nalder is a registered occupational therapist in Ontario Canada. From 2015-2021 Dr. Nalder held the March of Dimes Canada Paul J.J. Martin Early Career Professorship focused on community integration and acquired brain injury. Dr. Nalder’s scholarship explores issues of integration into the community following injury, acquired brain injury in particular, and how to optimize service delivery in ways that will enable individuals to engage in the activities they need and want to do. This includes examining resiliency processes (how individuals adapt to life challenges), intervention approaches that enable engagement in activity, and how technology can be harnessed in delivering rehabilitation services.  

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  • Affiliate Scientist, KITE Research Institute - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - UHN
  • Adjunct scientist (status-only), Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Resiliency
  • Participation
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Mental Health
  • Assistive Technology
  • Tele-rehabilitation