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Dr. Afolasade Fakolade
Dr. Afolasade Fakolade
Position(s)
Assistant Professor
Contact Info
Louise D. Acton building, Room 226
Internal telephone extension: 77893
External telephone:

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Rehabilitation Science)
  • Master of Science (Neurorehabilitation)
  • Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy)

Research:

My research program aims to promote full participation of people with neurodegenerative diseases, particularly multiple sclerosis, and their family caregivers in health promoting behaviours to the benefit of each individual and the care-partnership. I have specific interests in:

  • Understanding the role of dyadic health behaviours in minimizing disease impact and maximizing health-related benefits at individual and dyadic (i.e., care recipients together with caregivers) levels.
  • Identifying additional contextual factors relevant to developing and delivering optimal dyadic health promotion programs.
  • Fostering the wellbeing of caregivers of persons with neurodegenerative diseases
  • Innovative strategies for intervention delivery and evaluation, including remotely-delivered interventions that use technology-supported tools for participant engagement
  • Facilitating long-term adherence and quality participation in health promotion programs.

Teaching:

  • PT 858 Neuromotor Function II
  • PT 852 Electro-Physical Agents

Current students:

  1. Sandra Ezepue (DSc – Rehabilitation and Health Leadership Program) – TBD
  2. Miles Lambert (MSc – Rehabilitation Science) – TBD

Current projects:

  1. Physical Activity Together for MS (PAT-MS): Pilot trial of a dyadic physical activity intervention for people with moderate-to-severe multiple sclerosis and their caregivers.
  2. CARE-CO: Co-creating a wellness research agenda for caregivers of persons with disabilities.
  3. Project ReACT: Examining Resilience Among multiple sclerosis Caregivers over Time.

Publications:

Afolasade Fakolade's Bibliography

Google Scholar Profile – Afolasade Fakolade