Aliki Thomas, erg., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University,
Researcher, CRIR–Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, CISSS de Laval

Phone: 450 668-9550 (84301)

Fax: 514 398-6360



  • B.Sc., Occupational Therapy, McGill University, 1992
  • M.Ed., Educational Psychology (Andragogy), McGill University, 1999
  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology (Psychoeducation-Learning Sciences), McGill University, 2011
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Knowledge Transfer, CanChild Center for Childhood Disability Research, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, 2012

Research interests

Education; learning and assessment; evidence-based practice; knowledge translation; professional expertise; clinical competencies; clinical reasoning; clinical decision-making;  rehabilitation professions; evidence-based practice.

Find out more about her research interests in our CRIR Connects section

Research laboratory

Knowledge Exchange and Education in the Health Professions (K.E.E.P.) Lab

Selected publications

Luconi, F., Rochette, A., Grad, R., Hallé, M.C., Chin, D., Habib, B. & Thomas, A. (2020). A multifaceted continuing professional development intervention to move stroke rehabilitation guidelines into professional practice: A feasibility study. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 27(6), 401-441. [doi]

Rochette, A., Brousseau, M., Vachon, B., Engels, C., Amari, F. & Thomas, A. (2020). What occupational therapists’ say about their competencies’ enactment, maintenance and development in practice? A two-phase mixed methods study. BMC in Medical Education, 20(1), 191. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Thomas, A., Kuper, A., Chin-Yee, B. & Park, M. (2020). What is “shared” in shared decision-making? Philosophical perspectives, epistemic justice, and implications for health professions education. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 26(2), 409-418. [doi]

Thomas, A., Lubarsky, S., Varpio, L., Durning, S. J., & Young, M. E. (2020). Scoping reviews in health professions education: challenges, considerations and lessons learned about epistemology and methodology. Advances in Health Sciences Education25, 989-1002. [doi]

Roberge-Dao, J., Yardley, B., Menon, A., Hallé, M.C., Maman, J., Ahmed, S. & Thomas, A. (2019). A mixed-methods approach to understanding partnership experiences and outcomes of projects from an integrated knowledge translation funding model in rehabilitation. BMC Health Services Research, 19(1), 230. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Thomas, A., Gruppen, L. D., van der Vleuten, C., Chilingaryan, G., Amari, F. & Steinert, Y. (2019). Use of evidence in health professions education: Attitudes, practices, barriers and supports. Medical Teacher, 41(9), 1012-1022. [doi]



Research orientation

Axis 2: Participation, Social Inclusion and Rehabilitation Services

Research topic

Theme 2: Services, Systems and Policies

Research Site

CRIR – Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, CISSS de Laval

University Affiliation