Post-doctoral Fellow in Vision Science
Université de Montréal
Montréal,, Quebec, Canada
Atul Jaiswal is a post-doctoral fellow in Vision science at the School of Optometry, University of Montreal, Canada. His research scholarship aims to advance the knowledge in the field of combined vision and hearing impairment [referred to as dual sensory impairment (DSI)] and generate evidence to inform global health and rehabilitation care practice. His postdoc work aims to explore ways to provide equitable healthcare meeting the needs of older adults with DSI/DSL by addressing the barriers to health services and health information during and post COVID-19. He obtained his PhD in Rehabilitation Science from Queen’s University where his thesis focused on identifying ways to enhance the social participation of individuals with DSI in society. He is a member of the COVID & Frailty Rehabilitation Task Force and ACRM Aging Research & Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group. He is a trained occupational therapist as well as a rehabilitation social worker with experience of more than ten years in the field of disability rehabilitation. He received a gold medal during his Master’s degree in Social Work in Disability Studies and was instrumental in initiating a successful advocacy campaign for people with disabilities (resulting in the sanction of INR 15 million) during his CBR fellowship. At Queen’s, he delivered his TED talk on “Novel applications and considerations of Wearable technologies” in the field of healthcare and rehabilitation. To know more visit https://twitter.com/atuljais111
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM