• Ruth Barclay.
  • Associate 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 affiliations

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

Research summary

Dr. Barclay's research is focused on health-related quality of life, community ambulation and participation after stroke and with older adults. Other areas of interest include:

  • Response shift in health-related quality of life
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Winter walking


Dr. Ruth Barclay is an associate professor in the department of physical therapy at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.

Dr. Barclay 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. 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.


  • PhD, department of community health sciences, University of Manitoba (2008)
  • Master of health sciences, MHSc, McMaster University (1995)
  • Bachelor of medical rehabilitation in physical therapy, BMR(PT), department of physical therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences (1987)


2012  - Faculty of 1000 – the article “Response shift: a brief overview and proposed research priorities”, Quality of Life Research, 2009, was recommended as being of special significance in its field from the F1000 Faculty. http://f1000.com/717950452.

2010  - International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) 2009 Article of the Year Award for “Response shift: a brief overview and proposed research priorities” published in Quality of Life Research journal. Awarded in October, 2010 at the ISOQOL conference, London, UK.

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