Annette Majnemer, erg., Ph.D.

Full Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy and Vice-Dean, Education, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University;
Research Institute, McGill University Health Centre;
Associate Member, CRIR–Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, CISSS de Laval

Phone: 514 398-8864

Fax: 514 398-6360



  • B.Sc., Occupational Therapy, McGill University, 1980
  • M.Sc., Neurology/Neurosurgery, McGill University, 1985
  • Ph.D., Neurology/Neurosurgery, McGill University, 1990

Research interests

Biomedical, developmental, personal and environmental determinants of developmental disability in high-risk pediatric populations; intrinsic and extrinsic factors associated with participation in leisure activities in children and adolescents with developmental disabilities; examining rehabilitation service utilization patterns, access to services and quality of care; populations of interest include preterm infants, children with congenital heart defects following open-heart surgery, children with cerebral palsy, attention deficit disorder and global developmental delay.

Research laboratory


Biomedical Research and Informatics Living Lab for Innovative Advances of New Technologies in Mobility (BRILLIANT-Rehab)

Selected publications

Boychuck, Z., Andersen, J., Bussières, A., Fehlings, D., Kirton, A., Li, P., . . .Snider, L.M., Majnemer, A. & the Prompt Group (2020). International expert recommendations of clinical features to prompt referral for diagnostic assessment of cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 62(1), 89-96. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Majnemer, A., Leblanc, A., Faust, L., Costello, C., Thomson, D., Goldowitz, D. & Miller, S.P. (2020). Knowledge empowers: Responding to the knowledge needs of youth with disabilities and families during the pandemic. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 40(5), 487-490. [doi]

Majnemer, A., Rohlicek, C., Dahan-Oliel, N., Sahakian, S., Mazer, B., Maltais, D.B. & Schmitz, N. (2020). Participation in leisure activities in adolescents with congenital heart defects. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 62(8), 946-953. [doi]

Majnemer, A., O’Donnell, M., Ogourtsova, T., Kasaai, B., Ballantyne, M., Cohen, E., . . . Wittmeier, K. & the Parent Advisory Panel (2019). BRIGHT coaching: A randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of a developmental coach system to empower families of children with emerging developmental delay. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 7, 332. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Shevell, M., Oskoui, M., Wood, E., Kirton, A., Van Rensburg, E., Buckley, D., . . . Majnemer, A. (2019). Family-centred health care for children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 61(1), 62-68. [doi] OPEN ACCESS



Research orientation

Axis 2: Participation, Social Inclusion and Rehabilitation Services

Research topic

Thème 1 : The person, their entourage and the community

Theme 1: Functional Mechanisms

Research Site

CRIR – Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, CISSS de Laval

University Affiliation