- 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. She is a registered occupational therapist (COTO [2012-present]) and rehabilitation scientist (Queen’s University – Ph.D. Rehabilitation Science [2012-2016]).
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. With a strong foundation in aging and mobility, Dr. Hewston is the GERAS DANCE scientific curriculum lead. During her post-doctoral fellowship, she developed an “off-the-shelf” product with online certification courses for certified GERAS DANCE instructors with AGE-WELL SIP Accelerator Program funds. With commitment to scaling ideas to commercialization, she completed the Harvard Business School Online – Leadership Principles certificate program (HBS Student Profile) and McMaster University Health Ventures Program (2020). Dr. Hewston is passionate about finding innovative ways to keep older adults healthy and active as long as possible.
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