Assistant Professor

Shauna Kingsnorth

Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy


Bloorview Research Institute - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, Ontario Canada M4G 1R8
Research Interests
Occupational Science
Not Accepting

Dr. Shauna Kingsnorth is the Manager of Evidence to Care, an organizational catalyst for knowledge translation in childhood disability and a Clinical Study Investigator, Participation and Inclusion at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. She received her masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Toronto and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Childhood Disability at the Bloorview Research Institute. She also holds a certificate of advanced study in program evaluation from Claremont Graduate University. Her scholarly interests are in the areas of knowledge translation, systematic reviews, evidence-informed best practices and effective service models and interventions to optimize participation and inclusion among children with disabilities.


Research Synopsis


Through Evidence to Care, Dr. Kingsnorth works to identify and mobilize application of research evidence to impact care in childhood disability. Recent knowledge translation projects have emphasized chronic pain assessment among children with cerebral palsy, peer support interventions for caregivers of children with medical complexity, feeding and swallowing assessments for children with developmental and physical disabilities, among others.

As a Clinical Study Investigator, Dr. Kingsnorth's research interests relate to interventions and service models that support continuity of care, particularly around life skill development and transition to adulthood. She is also interested in alternative and complementary therapies to promote participation & inclusion among young people with physical disabilities.


Recent Publications


  1. Kingsnorth, S., Orava, T., Parker, K., & Milo-Manson, G. From knowledge translation theory to practice: Lessons learned in mobilizing evidence into care in a pediatric rehabilitation setting. Disability & Rehabilitation. 2018 Aug. In press. Advanced online publication 2019 Jan. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1514075
  2. Edwards, B., Smart, E., King, G., Curran, C.J., & Kingsnorth, S. Performance and visual arts-based programs for children with disabilities: A scoping review focusing on psychosocial outcomes. Disability & Rehabilitation. 2018 July. In Press. Advanced online publication 2018 Nov.
  3. Orava, T., Provvidenza, C., Townley, A., & Kingsnorth, S. Screening and assessment of chronic pain among children with cerebral palsy: Adoption of a pain toolbox. Disability & Rehabilitation. 2018 June. In Press. Advanced online publication 2018 Oct.
  4. Schippke, J., Provvidenza, C. & Kingsnorth, S. Peer support for families of children with complex needs: Development and dissemination of a best practice toolkit. Child: Care, Health & Development. 2017 Nov;43(6): 823-830. doi: 10.1111/cch.12494
  5. King, G., Thomson, N., Rothstein, M.G., Kingsnorth, S., & Parker, K. Integrating Research, Clinical Care, and Education in Academic Health Care Organizations: An Aspirational Organizational Model of Collaborative Processes. Journal of Health Organization and Management. 2016 Jul:30(7):1140-1160. doi:10.1108/JHOM-11-2015-0177