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

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

Rehabilitation Medicine | St. Joseph's College

Occupational Therapy

About Me

Background Information

  • Joined the University of Alberta in 2011
  • Researcher, clinician, educator in the areas of mental and spiritual health, resilience, and well-being among military, veteran, public safety personnel and their families; moral injury; complex needs and aging; system change; and knowledge translation/implementation science.
  • Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON 

Professional Interests 

Dr. Brémault-Phillips is a boundary spanner who bridges research and practice, and facilitates inter-professional collaboration, capacity building and knowledge translation in the areas of mental and spiritual health, resilience and well-being (military and civilian) with the aims of supporting those who serve us and enhancing client care.


Research

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 (Funder: Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, with in-kind contribution 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 (Funding: 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 with 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)

Teaching

  • Mental health 
  • Resilience
  • Aging
  • Happiness
  • Spirituality