Jill Cameron

Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy


Rehabilitation Sciences Building
500 University Avenue, Floor 9, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1V7
Research Interests
Occupational Science, Rehabilitation Health Services Studies, Informal Care, Caregivers, Home Care, Care Continuum, Health Services, Transitions, Quality of Life, Participation, Stroke, Critical Illness, Heart Failure, Gerontology
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Jill obtained her Bachelors of Science in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo, and Masters of Science and Doctorate from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the department, Jill spent two years at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute as a CIHR funded post-doctoral fellow. Her primary research interest is to examine the experiences of family members who assume the role of informal caregiver for individuals with disability. Jill’s aim is to understand caregivers’ needs and develop timely and relevant programs to assist them with their care-giving activities and pursuit of other valued activities and interests. She has conducted research in the area of stroke, critical illness, mental health, heart failure, and advanced cancer. Jill holds a 5-year Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award and a 4-year Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award to continue to emphasize her family caregiver program of research. Jill has also received a Faculty of Medicine, Graduate Faculty Teaching Award – Excellence in Graduate Teaching (Early Career).

Recent Publications

  1. Cameron, JI, Stewart, DE, Streiner, DL, Coyte, PC, and Cheung, AM. What Makes Family Caregivers Happy During the First Two Years Post-Stroke? Stroke 2014:45:1084-1089
  2. Cameron, JI, Naglie, G, Silver, F, and Gignac, MA. Stroke Family Caregivers’ Support Needs Change across the Care Continuum: A Qualitative Study using the Timing it Right Framework. Disability and Rehabilitation, 2013;35:315-24
  3. Cameron, JI, Cheung, AM, Streiner, DL, Coyte, PC, Stewart, DE. Stroke Survivor Depressive Symptoms are Associated with Family Caregiver Depression during the First Two-Years Post-Stroke. Stroke, 2011;42:302-306
  4. Lee, C.M., Herridge, M.S., Matte, A. and Cameron, J.I. (2009). Education and Support Needs during Recovery in ARDS Survivors. Journal of Critical Care, 13(5), R153.
  5. Cameron, J.I. and Gignac, M.A.M. (2008). “Timing It Right”: A Conceptual Framework for Addressing the Support Needs of Family Caregivers to Stroke Survivors from the Hospital to the Home. Patient Education and Counselling, 70, 305-314.