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Lili Liu, PhD, M.Sc, B.Sc

Chair

Rehabilitation Medicine

Occupational Therapy

About Me

Credentials
PhD. Rehabilitation Science – McGill University – 1993
MS. Rehabilitation Science – McGill University –1988
BSc Occupational Therapy – McGill University – 1984

Background Information
As an occupational therapist, Dr. Liu worked with adults with dementia and mental health conditions. Her graduate work examined cognitive and functional assessments for individuals with spatial disorientation associated with dementia. She joined the University of Alberta in 1992 and assumed the position of Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy in 2008.

Professional Interests
Dr. Liu engages in inter-professional education and research. As  a research affiliate with the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and a Research Associate Capital Care, Dr. Liu collaoborates with community partners facilitate and support research that is practical and relevant to clinicians, clients and other stakeholders. At the University of Alberta, Dr. Liu is an Academic Co-lead, with Dr. Eleni Stroulia, for the Smart Condo™, a living lab for inter-professional learning and research.


Research

Current Research
Dr. Liu is a Co-PI on a province-wide study that is examining the application of technologies to support the work of health care aides in home and community care. Other research that is being published includes a pre and post-occupancy assessment of continuing care centres, homelikeness of continuing care, and technologies to support older adults with complex care needs living in the community.


Teaching

Lili Liu, PhD, is a graduate supervisor among the academic staff at the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Dr. Liu currently mentors two graduate students and is accepting up to two new PhD or MSc students. She has served on several thesis committees for graduate students in a variety of disciplines including computing science, nursing, human ecology, and cival engineering.