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angle-left Annette Majnemer, OT, M.Sc., PhD

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC , 5252 de Maisonneuve

Child Health and Human Development Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University



childhood disability • outcomes • determinants • rehabilitation • knowledge translation

Research Focus

My research focuses on the child, family and environmental factors that influence activity limitations and participation restrictions in children and youth with developmental disabilities. Primary populations of interest include children born at high risk for disability (preterm survivors, congenital heart defects) and children with cerebral palsy. Recently, I have been examining knowledge translation and exchange strategies that promote best practices with respect to early identification of disability and the uptake of effective rehabilitation interventions. I also currently lead CHILD-BRIGHT, a pan-Canadian patient-oriented research network (SPOR) focused on children with brain-based disabilities.

Selected Publications

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  • Easson K, Dahan-Oliel N, Rohlicek C, Sahakian S, Brossard-Racine M, Majnemer A, the DAILY Group. (2019). A comparison of developmental outcomes of adolescent NICU survivors born with a congenital heart defect or born preterm. The Journal of Pediatrics, 207, 34-41.

  • Shikako-Thomas K, Fehlings D, Germain M, Gordon A, Maynard D, Majnemer A. Current practice “constraints” in the uptake and use of intensive upper extremity training: A Canadian perspective. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 38(2): 143-156, (2018).

  • Ogourtsova, T., O’Donnell, Maureen, & Majnemer, A. (2018) Coach, care coordinator, navigator or keyworker? Review of emergent terms in a childhood disability. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 39(2), 113-123.

  • Shevell M, Oskoui M, Wood E, Kirton A, van Rensburg E, Buckley D, Ng P, Majnemer A. (2018). Family-centered health care for children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 61, 1, 62-68.

  • Nery Borges P, Snider L, Comelo Junior JS, Boychuck Z, Fatima K, Goldschleger J, Majnemer A. (2018). The role of rehabilitation specialists in Canadian NICU: A 21st century perspective. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 38, 1-15.