I just wanted to share that I participated in a recent radio show called as "Grad Chat" to share my research study broadly. Here is link to the podcast: https://podcast.cfrc.ca/2019/01/shikha-gupta-phd-in-rehabilitation-science-supervised-by-professor-maryann-mccoll/
You may like to listen to the show in your spare time! Thanks so much for all the support that I received from DKG to make this happen for me,
-Shikha is a doctoral student at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University. Shikha is a gold medalist from India and received her post-graduate degree in Health Administration and bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from India. Shikha is passionate about improving access to health and rehabilitation care for marginalized populations. Through her doctoral research, Shikha aims to understand barriers to medication access in individuals with spinal cord injuries and downstream negative health and social outcomes.
In India, Shikha has worked for seven years as an Occupational Therapist, a researcher, and a health policy advocate for vulnerable rural, urban, and tribal communities living across various parts of the country. In India, Shikha worked on national health programs in the capacity of a national consultant to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. During her clinical practice, Shikha has worked as an “Early Intervention Therapist” for children with developmental disabilities.
At Queen’s, Shikha has worked on over 10 research projects in collaboration with faculty members across various disciplines and schools. Shikha has disseminated her research at national and international conferences and in several peer-reviewed journals. Shikha enjoys teaching, having taught an M.Sc. Occupational Therapy course and received several teaching assistantships for graduate courses. She also sits on various academic and student level committees at Queen’s and has been serving as a volunteer within the Kingston community. Recently, she initiated and secured funding for a project on academic writing support for international doctoral students and their supervisors at Queen’s University to identify key strategies for students, supervisors, and those who support students and faculty towards success in academic writing.