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The goal of Dr. Sibley’s research is to improve the health of Canadians by accelerating the translation of research evidence into health care.

She works to advance knowledge translation science by understanding and supporting use of knowledge translation science in health research, and by applying it in her research optimizing balance exercise for fall prevention in older adults.

Dr. Sibley’s research addresses critical research-to-practice gaps in rehabilitation by employing a collaborative research approach that engages research users throughout the research process.


Dr. Kathryn Sibley is an Associate Professor in community health sciences at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. She is also the Canada Research Chair in Integrated Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation Sciences.

Dr. Sibley completed her undergraduate training in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, graduate degrees in Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto, and postdoctoral fellowship at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute- University Health Network.

She has received personnel and research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and Knowledge Translation Canada.

Dr. Sibley has published extensively in the field with a focus on fall prevention.



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Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room S113 - 750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3 Canada