| Chris McGibbon, PhD
University of New Brunswick
2020 Summer Student Award — Joshua Shanks
Dr. McGibbon received his PhD from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in 1994. He was Post-doctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery in Boston from 1994-1996, then Technical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Biomotion Laboratory and Faculty member in the Dept. of Physical Therapy at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, from 1996-2004. Dr. McGibbon returned to UNB Fredericton with his family in 2004. Dr. McGibbon is currently Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology, and Research Associate at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, at UNB. His expertise covers the broad spectrum of human movement sciences, primarily focused on mobility and balance disorders in seniors and people with neurological and orthopedic disorders. A recent focus of Dr. McGibbon’s research relates to the study of advanced rehabilitation technologies, including randomized clinical studies to establish their efficacy as well as their adoptability in the clinical setting. Dr. McGibbon has more than 60 publications in peer reviewed journals and has brought more than $8M in funding to UNB since starting his appointment in 2004. Most recently he was Principal Investigator on a CFI Infrastructure award to establish the new Centre for Adaptive Rehabilitation Engineering at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering.