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Vanessa Tomas

Research Assistant

Vanessa tomas


Research and Knowledge Translation Support


Vanessa Tomas, M.Sc., is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and Collaborative Program in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto (U of T). She is conducting her Ph.D. research at the Bloorview Research Institute. She completed her M.Sc. at McMaster University in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences in 2019. Vanessa’s research interests include knowledge translation, implementation science, patient-oriented research, children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities, the social determinants of health, and participation and inclusion. Vanessa works part-time at CanChild as a research assistant supporting knowledge translation projects and work related to the F-Words for Child Development. She also actively engages as a trainee with additional organizations such as Kids Brain Health Network.

Areas of Focus

knowledge translation, patient-oriented research, neurodevelopmental disabilities, child development and the transition to adulthood, participation and inclusion, social determinants of health