Dr. Heather Gainforth

Dr. Heather Gainforth is an Assistant Professor at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna, BC, Canada. Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar and an ICORD Principal Investigator. Her academic training in Health Promotion, Knowledge Translation, and Behavioural and Implementation Science has fostered her belief research is not complete until it has real world impact. Her research aims to close the gap between spinal cord injury research and practice by examining knowledge translation – the act of moving research evidence into the hands of research users. Her systems-based research is grounded in behaviour change theory and techniques and is guided by strong collaborations between researchers and communities.