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Linda Nguyen

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Post Doctoral Fellows


Linda Nguyen graduated from the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program, Child Health Specialization, at McMaster University in 2015. Her research interest in goal-setting for children and adolescents with disabilities in family-centred services led her to pursue graduate studies. In 2017, she completed her Masters in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, and her Masters thesis was focused on understanding parents’ perspectives and experience with botulinum toxin treatment for non-ambulatory children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. She completed her PhD studies in 2022 under the supervision of Dr. Jan Willem Gorter. Her PhD studies focused on understanding the experiences of siblings of youth with a disability during the transition to adulthood, including the transition from pediatric to adult health care. Following her PhD studies, she had the opportunity to complete a 10-week internship in The Netherlands under the co-supervision of Dr. Jan Willem Gorter and Dr. Marjolijn Ketelaar to better understand partnership experiences with her SibYAC and share her learnings from her PhD studies with other research teams.

Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) at McGill University with a team of co-supervisors with Dr. Keiko Shikako, Dr. Jennifer Zwicker, Dr. Marjolijn Ketelaar, and Dr. Jan Willem Gorter. Her research focuses how to engage with interested parties (including youth, siblings, families, healthcare professionals, civil societies, and policy makers) in patient-oriented research projects and policy, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

Areas of Focus

childhood disability, family-centred service, qualitative research, developmental trajectories, healthcare transition, knowledge translation and exchange, implementation science, patient-oriented research