Ali Bateman, MD
Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury; Spinal Cord Injury
Dr. Ali Bateman is a physiatrist at Parkwood Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University. She is also an Associate Scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute, and the Quality Improvement Lead in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Dr. Bateman completed her medical degree and residency training at Western University, and is currently completing a master’s degree in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety through the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She is also certified by the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists and holds the designation of CSCN Diplomate (EMG). As a consultant physiatrist, Dr. Bateman provides care in acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury rehabilitation programs and the electrodiagnostic laboratory at Parkwood Institute.
Her research interests centre on quality improvement, patient safety, and knowledge translation with the aim of achieving best practices so that all persons with spinal cord and/or brain injury receive the best quality care.
Amanda McIntyre, PhD (c) RN
Registered Nurse, Parkwood Institute Research
Stroke; Spinal Cord Injury; Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury
Amanda McIntyre is a Registered Nurse, a PhD candidate and the senior nursing-researcher in Dr. Robert Teasell’s Collaboration of Rehabilitation Research lab at Parkwood Institute. Ms. McIntyre is also a practicing Registered Nurse in emergency medicine at London Health Sciences Center. Her research is primarily rooted in neurorehabilitation, specifically stroke, spinal cord injury, and brain injury populations, for which she is the London coordinator for the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence Based Review.
Her mobility and activity interests in relation to neurorehabilitation are largely related to the exploration of adjunct therapies for stroke rehabilitation, the development of predictive models for post-stroke spasticity impairment and treatment, the implementation of clinical practice guidelines in neurorehabilitation, and the evaluation of physical activity and self-management interventions for individuals with spinal cord injury, among others. Ms. McIntyre has received numerous awards including the Lawson Health Research Institute Leadership award, the Registered Nurses Foundation of Ontario Leadership award, and Canada’s most prestigious graduate student award – the CIHR Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
Director of Rehabilitation, Parkwood Institute
Andrea Lee is the Director of the Rehabilitation Program at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute, which encompasses the Stroke, Acquired Brain Injury, Amputee, Spinal Cord Injury, Transitional and Lifelong Care, Neurobehavioural and Neurotrauma inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs. Andrea has more than 30 years of rehabilitation leadership experience at several multi-sited academic health care organizations.