Journey Through STEM
Guest Speaker Bios
Emily Armstrong completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Alberta in 2015. She joined the Rehab Robotics Lab in 2019 and became the Project Coordinator of the Tele-Rehab 2.0 project in June 2020. Since then, she has supervised and assisted with over 60 virtual assessments, helping to provide more specialized rehabilitation care to rural and remote communities.
Martin Ferguson-Pell completed a BSc in physics (1973) at Exeter University in UK and then a PhD in biomedical engineering at the University of Strathclyde (1977). He served as a Research Scientist in Rehabilitation Engineering at Helen Hayes Hospital, was appointed Founding ASPIRE Chair in Neuromuscular Restoration and Rehabilitation (Disability and Technology) at University College London, Institute of Orthopaedics, and in 2007 he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at University of Alberta in Canada. He designed and developed the Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory at University of Alberta where he uses virtual reality systems to simulate the biomechanical and physiological conditions faced by long-term wheelchair users and elite wheelchair athletes. He is also developing new technologies for virtual health using advanced IT systems and sensor systems.
Damen Man received his pharmacy degree from the University of British Columbia followed by residency in Hospital Practice at St. Paul's Hospital/University of British Columbia. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at University of Toronto. He currently works as a Field Medical Advisor in Cardiology at Pfizer Canada.