Lisa Wickerson, BScPT, MSc, PhD

Lisa Wickerson

Assistant Professor, Tenure Stream

Department of Physical Therapy
160-500 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1V7

Email:   lisa.wickerson@utoronto.ca
Phone:  
416-978-6589
Fax:        416-946-8562

Dr Wickerson is a physical therapist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. She completed her BScPT followed by a MSc and PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Toronto. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University Health Network and Women's College Hospital Institute of Health Systems Solutions and Virtual Care. She holds an Affiliate Scientist position in the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute and the Ajmera Transplant Centre.

Dr. Wickerson's publications can be found on PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Wickerson+L*%5BAuthor%5D 

The overall aim of Dr. Wickerson's research is to develop and evaluate virtual and hybrid rehabilitation models for people living with cardiopulmonary conditions 

3 research themes include: 

  1. Optimize health-related fitness across the care continuum including pre-habilitation, rehabilitation and long-term maintenance/ lifestyle management in people with episodic, non-linear health trajectories and physical frailty
  2. Develop quality indicators for tele-rehabilitation and hybrid models
  3. Incorporate remote patient monitoring technology and wearable sensors to measure, analyse and predict physiological responses, trends and adaptations to exercise and physical activity

Her current research is funded by the Lung Health Foundation, Boehringer Ingelheim, UHN Foundation, AHSC AFP Innovation Fund, UHN Transplant Innovation Fund, Canadian Donation and Transplant Research Program and Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Dr. Wickerson is an academic co-lead of PHT1103Y - Physical Therapy Practice II.

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Affiliate Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute and the Ajmera Transplant Centre, University Health Network