- Occupational Therapist
- Post-doctoral Fellow, GERAS Centre
Dr. Patricia Hewston is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the GERAS Centre for Aging Research within the Department of Medicine at McMaster University. Dr. Hewston is a registered occupational therapist (College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario) and rehabilitation scientist (Queen’s University – Ph.D. Rehabilitation Science). With a strong foundation in aging and mobility, Dr. Hewston plays an integral role in our Frailty Clinic Initiative to optimize care pathways for geriatric out-patients at the Centre for Healthy Aging, Hamilton Health Sciences. Additionally, is the curriculum lead for the GERAS DANcing for Cognition and Exercise (DANCE) program for older adults with early cognitive decline and frailty. In recognition of academic excellence and leadership, Dr. Hewston has received 22+ academic awards including the prestigious Labarge Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mobility in Aging and Canadian Frailty Network Interdisciplinary Fellowship to further explore the complex relationship between dance, gait, and falls-risk.
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