Carolina Bottari, erg., Ph.D.

Full Professor, School of Rehabilitation, Université de Montréal,
Researcher, CRIR–Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM), Lindsay Pavilion, CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal (CCSMTL)

Phone: 514 340-2085 (4720)



  • B.Sc., Occupational therapy, McGill University, 1986
  • M.Sc., Biomedical sciences (rehabilitation), Université de Montréal, 2001
  • Ph.D., Biomedical sciences (rehabilitation), Université de Montréal, 2007
  • Postdoctorate, Kunen Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto ON, 2007
  • Postdoctorate, Neuropsychology, Dept of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University and Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, MUHC-Montreal Neurological Institute, 2010

Research interests

Ecological evaluation of individuals having sustained a traumatic brain injury; evaluation of the repercussions of executive function deficits in activities of daily living.


Research group on traumatic brain injury and vulnerable populations

Selected publications

Dubuc, E., Gagnon-Roy, M., Couture, M., & Bottari, C. (In press 2020). Integration in the community following a severe traumatic brain injury: A qualitative study exploring the presence of occupational rights violations over a lifetime experience. Journal of Occupational Science. [doi]

Lam Wai Shun, P., Swaine, B. R., & Bottari, C. (In press 2020). Combining scoping review and concept analysis methodologies to clarify the meaning of rehabilitation potential after acquired brain injury. Disability and Rehabilitation. [doi]

Pinard, S., Bottari, C., Laliberté, C., Pigot, H., Olivares, M., Couture, M., . . . Bier, N. (In press 2019). Design and usability evaluation of COOK, an assistive technology for meal preparation for persons with severe TBI. Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. [doi]

Zarshenas, S., Couture, M., Bier, N., Giroux, S., Pigot, H., Dawson, D., . . . Bottari, C. (In press 2020). Potential advantages, barriers, and facilitators of implementing a cognitive orthosis for cooking for individuals with traumatic brain injury: The healthcare providers’ perspective. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. [doi]

Bottari, C., Dutil, É., Auger, C. & Lamoureux, J. (2020). Structural validity and internal consistency of an ecological observation-based assessment, the Activities of Daily Living Profile. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 67(5), 407-416. [doi]



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 - Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM), CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

University Affiliation