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Suzette Brémault-Phillips, Ph.D., M.A., B.M.R., B.Sc., DCA

Associate Professor, Director of HiMARC (Heroes in Mind Advocacy and Research Consortium)

Rehabilitation Medicine

Occupational Therapy

About Me

Background Information

  • Joined the University of Alberta in 2011
  • A boundary spanner who bridges research and practice, and facilitates inter-professional collaboration, capacity-building and knowledge translation. 
  • Researcher, clinician, educator in the areas of medical rehabilitation; health, resilience, and well-being among military, veteran, public safety personnel and families; mental health, PTSD and moral injury among trauma-affected populations; complex needs and aging; evidence-based interventions (including use of innovative technology); system change and knowledge translation/implementation science/program evaluation.
  • Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON 


Current Research

  • Principal Investigator, Multi-modal virtual-reality based treatment for Canadian Armed Forces members with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder: A Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) study (Funders: Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Royal Canadian Legion AB-NWT, with in-kind contributions from Defence Research and Development Canada)
  • Principal Investigator, Resilient Parents...Resilient Communities (RPRC): Interventions to enhance resilience among military personnel, veterans and their families (Funder: Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation)
  • Co-Investigator, Interventions to improve perinatal outcomes following the 2016 Alberta wildfires: administration, effectiveness and community implementation (Funder: CIHR)
  • Principal Investigator, Project Trauma Support: Addressing post-traumatic stress disorder and moral injury in military members at risk of medical release (Funder: True Patriot Love Foundation)
  • Principal Investigator, Investigation of the impact of the Project Trauma Support program on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and moral injury in military veterans in Canada (Funder: Sub-grant of a Veterans Affairs Canada-funded project held by the Mood Disorders Society of Canada)
  • Co-Investigator: Give a Hand to Sleep: Hand self-Shiatsu to Promote Sleep in Veterans and their Family Members (Funder: Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Co-Investigator: Dementia dogs: Their impact on community-dwelling persons with mild to moderate dementia (Funder: Alzheimer Society of Canada)
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Healthcare workforce education and training resources to recognize and support family caregivers of seniors in care (Funder: CIHR)


  • Mental health 
  • Resilience, happiness
  • Aging
  • Spirituality