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Andrea Cross

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Post Doctoral Fellows


Andrea is a postdoctoral fellow at CanChild and an Assistant Professor (part-time) in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. She graduated in 2011 from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology and in 2018 with a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from McMaster University. Andrea’s doctoral research aimed to disseminate the ‘F-words’ in Childhood Disability directly to families and service providers, and to explore the uptake of a holistic and health-affirming approach to childhood disability. Andrea's postdoctoral research focuses on family engagement in research and implementation science.

Andrea is currently coordinating the F-words Research and Knowledge Translation Program and is a co-investigator on the ENVISAGE and ENVISAGE-SP projects and the Family Engagement in Research Training Program. Andrea holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) post-doctoral fellowship in patient-oriented research. Her postdoctoral supervisors are Dr. Jan Willem Gorter, Dr. Christine Chambers, Ms. Connie Putterman, and Ms. Donna Thomson.

Areas of Focus

Family-researcher partnerships, knowledge translation, family-centred care, F-words for Child Development (function, family, fitness, fun, friends, and future), online education, implementation science