• Moni Fricke, Assistant professor
  • Assistant professor and
    Director of the Office of Interprofessional Collaboration

    College of Rehabilitation Sciences
    Department of Physical Therapy
    Room R030 - 771 McDermot Ave.
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6

    Phone: 204-789-3814
    Fax: 204-789-3927
    Moni.Fricke@umanitoba.ca

Research summary

Her research interests include:

  • Impact of interprofessional education on collaborative person-centred care
  • Impact of enabling health policy on collaborative person-centred practice
  • Social justice and health equity in the teaching and learning environment
  • Access to interprofessional health services by refugees and newcomers to Canada
  • Decolonizing education practices

Biography

Dr. Moni Fricke is an assistant professor in the department of physical therapy at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.

Dr. Fricke joined the department in 1999 as a part-time instructor and became a full-time faculty member in August 2019, when she also assumed the role of Director of the Office of Interprofessional Collaboration.

Her interests center around the intersection of interprofessional collaboration and social accountability at the macro, meso, and micro levels, which forms the foundation of her professional, teaching, and research career.

Dr. Fricke has more than 25 publications including refereed journal articles, conference proceedings, and reports.

Additionally, she has provided more than 67 national and international presentations, 12 of which were as an invited speaker.

She has been actively involved in professional and community committees both locally and nationally, including the Board of Assessors of the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators, the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and the Admissions and Selections Committees of the Department of Physical Therapy, where she served as Chair from 1999-2016.

Dr. Fricke is also an active reviewer for several different journals, professional conferences, and granting agencies.

She has recently been involved in multiple collaborative research teams that focus on the impact of interprofessional education on collaborative patient-centered care; access to interprofessional health services by refugees and newcomers to Canada; and social justice and health equity in the teaching and learning environment.

Education

Master's degree in Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba (1998)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba (2016) The focus of her postgraduate studies was Indigenous health, specifically First Nations' access to rehabilitation services and the valid measurement of disability experienced by First Nations living in remote communities.

Awards

Dr. Fricke's awards include, but are not limited to, the following:

Medal of Distinction, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, for contribution to the profession of physical therapy in Canada over the last 100 years (2021)

Susan A MacDonald Memorial Award, Manitoba Physiotherapy Association, for contribution to the profession of physical therapy in Manitoba (2021)

Manitoba Centre for Nursing Health Research Collaborative Research Grant for "Designing Interprofessional Simulation Based on Student Feedback and Evidence in the Practice of Refugee Health Care Provision" (as a co-investigator) (2020)

Canadian Frailty Network, "Addressing Frailty with Community-Directed Physical Activity Programs in Four/Six Manitoban First Nations Communities" (as a co-investigator) (2020)

College of Rehabilitation Sciences Endowment Fund for "Student Physiotherapist Mistreatment: An exploration of the learner’s experience of mistreatment in the learning environment" (as PI) (2020)

Manitoba Centre for Nursing Health Research Collaborative Research Grant for "Social Justice and Health Equity in the Teaching & Learning Environment: Perspectives of Academic Leaders in Health Profession Programs" (as a co-investigator) (2018)

College of Rehabilitation Sciences Continuing Competence and Assessment Educator of the Year Award (2018)

Contact us

College of Rehabilitation Sciences
R106 - 771 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6 Canada

204-789-3897
204-789-3927