• Portrait of Ruth Barclay.
  • Professor

    College of Rehabilitation Sciences
    Department of Physical Therapy
    Room 106-771 McDermot Ave.   
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6

    Phone: 204-787-2756
    Fax: 204 789-3927

    Research summary

    Dr. Barclay's research is focused on health-related quality of life, community ambulation and participation after stroke and with older adults. Her other areas of interest include response shift in health-related quality of life, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, and winter walking. She is currently funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for two randomized controlled trials and a secondary analysis on community ambulation and physical activity in older adults. 

    Research affiliations

    • Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba
    • Riverview Health Centre


    • Quality of life
    • Community ambulation
    • Stroke rehabilitation
    • Older adults
    • Response shift
    • Winter walking


    Dr. Ruth Barclay is a professor in the department of physical therapy at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. She is also a physiotherapist with clinical experience in a variety of areas, primarily including stroke rehabilitation. She has presented her research work internationally at quality of life, aging and physiotherapy conferences.


    • Doctor of Philosophy in Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba (2008)
    • Master of Health Sciences, McMaster University (1995)
    • Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences (1987)


    • Faculty of 1000 Recognition:

      • The article "Response shift: a brief overview and proposed research priorities" published in Quality of Life Research in 2009 was distinguished for its exceptional significance within its field by the F1000 Faculty.
    • International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) 2009 Article of the Year Award:

      • Conferred for the outstanding contribution of the article "Response shift: a brief overview and proposed research priorities," featured in Quality of Life Research journal.
      • Awarded during the ISOQOL conference in October 2010, held in London, UK.

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