Saira Merali, MSc

Saira MeraliEducation

MSc in Rehabilitation Science, 2015
University of Toronto

Thesis: The Role of Community Exercise Programs Involving a Healthcare-Recreation Partnership for People with Neurological Conditions and their Caregivers

BSc (Honours) in Neuroscience & Psychology, 2013
University of Toronto

Fun Fact

In the summers, Saira likes taking up archery.

Presentations (selected)

Merali S, Cameron JI, Barclay R, Salbach NM. Perceived impact of a community-based task-oriented exercise program incorporating a healthcare-recreation partnership among people with neurological conditions and their caregivers. Ontario Physiotherapy Association Interaction Conference, Toronto, Ontario. Presenter: Salbach N. April 8-9, 2016.

Merali S, Cameron JI, Barclay R, Salbach NM. Characterizing community exercise programs delivered by fitness instructors for people with neurological conditions: A scoping review. Canadian Stroke Congress, Toronto, Ontario. Presenter: Merali S. September 17-19, 2015.

Merali S, Cameron JI, Barclay R, Salbach NM. Characterizing community exercise programs delivered by recreation providers for people with neurological conditions: a scoping review. World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) World Congress, Singapore. Presenter: Barclay R. May 4, 2015.

Publications (selected)

Merali S, Cameron JI, Barclay R, Salbach NM. Characterising community exercise programmes delivered by fitness instructors for people with neurological conditions: a scoping review. Health & Social Care in the Community 2016; 24(6), e101-e116. DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12282

Merali S, Cameron JI, Barclay R, Salbach NM. Experiences of people with stroke and multiple sclerosis and caregivers of a community exercise program involving a healthcare-recreation partnership. Disability & Rehabilitation, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2018.1519042

Future Plans  

Saira has obtained her PMP designation and she is currently working at Centennial College.