Holly Augerman is the Director of Child and Youth Mental Health and Autism Services at McMaster Children’s Hospital. She is interested in evidence based supports for Autism and engagement with families and those with lived experience to inform the development of policy and programs.
Knowledge Translation & Exchange
Knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) is a collaborative process. The goal of MacART’s KTE core is to involve all stakeholders in each step of the research cycle. Community members have been asking for research that addresses their real-world problems and MacART is committed to responding to their ask. Findings of research will be shared with parents, Autistic persons, other researchers, clinicians, educators, and policymakers through consultation, conferences, and our website. This KTE process aims to advance autism care through meaningful research by encouraging the use of evidence to inform clinical practice and policy.
Dr. Olivia Ng is the Clinical Director of the Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Program at McMaster Children’s Hospital and serves as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. Her clinical and research interests are in children with neurodevelopmental disorders and neurodevelopmental differences (including Autistic children), program evaluation and treatment
Alina Kislenko is an Autistic psychotherapist who runs The ADHD & Spectrum Centres in Guelph and Ottawa (with an all-neurodivergent practitioner team). She is also an Assistant Clinical Adjunct Professor at Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. Alina’s special interests are ADHD, Autism, Giftedness, and Psychopathy.
Dr. Mackenzie Salt recently received his doctorate in Cognitive Science of Language from the Department of Linguistics and Languages at McMaster University. His research has focused on describing the pragmatic languages abilities and social skills of Autistic adults.
Lorraine Hoult is a Clinical Psychometrist at the Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre in the Autism Program. Her clinical and research interests include genetics of autism, predictors of treatment response and outcome, risks of premature birth, provincial and federal policies, Autism program development and evaluation.
Dr. Linda Nguyen is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) at McGill University. She aims to engage with interested parties (including youth, siblings, families, healthcare professionals, civil societies, and policy makers) in patient-oriented research projects and policy to support children with disabilities, including autism, and their families.
Dr. Stephen Gentles was a postdoctoral fellow with MacART, under the supervision of Dr. Stelios Georgiades. His research examines the social psychological needs and responses of parents of Autistic children as they navigate intervention. He is now a CIHR Health System Impact Fellow in a project that is a partership between an academic institution and a community organization; he is
Dr. Vivian Lee just received her doctorate in Developmental Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University. She holds the prestigious Lawson Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship and will be joining the Offord Centre for Child Studies in the Fall of 2016. She is interested in examining the barriers and facilitators to participation in
Dr. Olaf Kraus de Camargo has a strong interest in interprofessional education and knowledge transfer and is the co-director of CanChild – Centre for Childhood Disability Research. His research interests focus on the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and its application to a variety of developmental disabilities and to
Dr. Stelios Georgiades is the Founder and Co-Director of the McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART), the Director of the Offord Centre for Child Studies, the inaugural holder of the McMaster Children’s Hospital Chair in Autism and Neurodevelopment, and the Co-Founder of the Child Health Specialization in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program at McMaster University.