Angela Colantonio, PhD, OT Reg (Ont.)
Professor and Director
Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
- Understand barriers and facilitators that can emerge in holding academic, research and administrative roles from a personal perspective with a gender lens
- Identify lessons learned across a career trajectory
- Understand the role of mentorship across the career trajectory
About the Presenter
Dr. Angela Colantonio is Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, and Professor, cross-appointment, in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, CIHR Research Chair in Gender Work and Health, and Director, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto. Dr. Colantonio is Senior Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and is a Faculty member in the Wilfrid Laurier University Lyle S. Hallman School of Social Work. Dr. Colantonio has made many seminal contributions to our understanding of the interplay between sex, gender and health outcomes and she has had over 25 years of continuous international federal and foundation funding averaging approximately $2.4M per year. This is a testament to Dr. Colantonio’s scholarship, and speaks volumes about Dr. Colantonio’s many research achievements. Dr. Colantonio pioneered rehabilitation research on the interplay between sex, gender, work, equity and health outcomes in the rehabilitation of people living with traumatic brain injury, and strategies to empower brain injured women survivors of violence and traumatic brain injury. Her experience with large scale research projects on gender and TBI is one of the largest in the world, including two federally funded projects on gender and traumatic brain injury including, since 2013: the study on Gender, Work and Traumatic Brain Injury: Addressing the Gap in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Research, Policy and Practice, and A Gender Transformative Approach to Improve Outcomes and Equity among Persons with Traumatic Bain Injury, 2017 to 2020 (funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research). In addition, Dr. Colantonio is principal investigator and director of a new Health System Research Fund Program Award by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on Integrating Brain Injury, Mental Health, and Addiction, 2017 to 2020. Her work has been critical to advance the field of neurorehabilitation.