Shannon Killip awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Congratulations to Shannon Killip (PhD candidate) on receiving an Ontario Graduate Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year!

Shannon is conducting her doctoral research, The development of disability management guidelines tailored to injured firefighters, under Dr. Joy MacDermid’s supervision at McMaster University’s School of Rehabilitation.

The aim of this project is to understand the current disability management processes, and identify how these process can be customized to firefighting in order to create a disability management guideline for firefighters with musculoskeletal injuries to help them return to work safely.

Shannon’s doctoral work is a continuation of her Master’s research: Identifying predictors of return to work and unique aspects of disability management in first responders affected by musculoskeletal injuries and mental health.