Matt graduated from McMaster University in 2002 with a BA and MA in political science. Matt is currently pursuing his PhD in Rehabilitation Science under the supervision of Dr. Jan Willem Gorter after many years of serving as "community faculty" and tutor in McMaster's Occupational Therapy Programme. Matt has also served as an advisor on the development of CanChild's Youth KIT (including the development of its websites and informational videos) and as a research assistant for Debra Stewart. Matt's research interests include understanding how adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy (CP) experience the transition to adulthood. More specifically, Matt thesis will be examining the information needs of individuals with CP and their families during the transition to adulthood, and the most effective ways of delivering that information during this transitional phase.
Areas of Focus
Understanding how adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy (CP) experience the transition to adulthood
This project was initiated and funded by the Ministry for Child and Youth Services (MCYS) in Ontario. The results of our synthesis have been used for the ministry’s development of a Youth Policy Framework, named stepping stones.
Developmental Trajectories of Youth with Disabilities (age 12-25 years of age): A Knowledge Synthesis
This report is the outcome of a knowledge synthesis project on developmental trajectories of youth with disabilities, ages 12 - 25 years.