Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 20836
Office: IAHS Rm. 411
Dr. Phoenix is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science. Dr. Phoenix practiced as a speech-language pathologist in the Waterloo Region, working with children birth to five years old and their families. She completed her MHSc from Toronto in 2007 and her PhD in our Rehabilitation Science program in 2017. She has an interest in parent engagement in children’s therapy service. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, spending time with her friends and family, travelling, trying new foods and reading.
Keywords: therapeutic engagement, service delivery, family-centred care, qualitative methods, public engagement, pediatric rehabilitation, hard-to-reach families
Dr. Phoenix's research focuses on parent engagement in therapy, family-centred care, parent mental health, accessibility in service delivery, models of service delivery, and patient and public engagement in research. She primarily does qualitative research, but has an interest in literature reviews and mixed methods research. Michelle enjoys doing research on teams with community partners (including children, parents, clinicians, organizations, and academic partners).
Dr. Phoenix will be accepting one graduate student in 2018. Interested students should send a CV and research interests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phoenix, M. (2016) Service provision for hard-to-reach families: What are our responsibilities? In P. Rosenbaum, G. Ronen, E. Racine, J. Johannesen, & B. Dan (Eds) Clinical Ethics in Child Health Principles and Cases in Neurodisability (pp. 193-201). London: Mac Keith Press.
Phoenix, M., Nguyen, T., Gentles SJ., VanderKaay, S., Cross, A., Nguyen, L. (2018) Using qualitative research perspectives to inform patient engagement in research. Research Involvement and Engagement, 4(20). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-018-0107-1
Phoenix, M. & Rosenbaum, P. (2017) Presenting the Model of Risk, Disability and Hard-to-Reach Families to inform early intervention services. Disability and Rehabilitation. Published online Sept 29, 2017
Phoenix, M. (2017) Establishing partnerships with parents in the provision of children’s speech-language therapy services. Communiqué. Retrieve from https://blog.sac-oac.ca/2017-isabel-richard-student-paper-award-winner-doctoral/
Phoenix, M., Fischer, L., Walsh, K., & Missiuna, C. (2017) Promoting a thoughtful approach when families miss their child’s occupational therapy appointments OT Now. In Press.
Phoenix, M., P. Rosenbaum, Watson, D., & Camden, C. (2016) The “5Rs of Reorganization”: A case report on service delivery reorganization within a paediatric rehabilitation organization. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Paediatrics, 36(2), 217-228.