Annie Rochette, Ph.D.

Full Professor

Contact details (Research)

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR)
Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM)

Contact details (School of Rehabilitation)
T 514 343-6111 #1450

Occupational Therapy

Research background (in french)


  • B.Sc. Occupational Therapy, McGill University (1993)
  • M.Sc. Clinical Sciences (Geriatrics), Université de Sherbrooke (2000)
  • Ph.D. Clinical Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke (2004)
  • Postdoctorate, Rehabilitation, McGill University (2006)

Current research projects

  • Updating and development of the knowledge transfer web site on stroke rehabilitation
  • Evolution of the scholar role in rehabilitation
  • Contribution of contextual factors on the deployment of competencies in clinical practice
  • Improving Stroke Rehabilitation Services Through Evidence-based Practice and Knowledge Translation

Selected publications

Co-author of the book Stroke phenomenology: Why a stroke on that day and under these circumstances? (Rochette, A., & Gaulin, P., 2017, Agio Publishing House, 116 pages) (see also their video at Salon du livre de Montréal 2017).

  • Rochette A. Thomas A. Salbach NM. Vachon B. Menon A. Poissant L. Boutin M. Grad R. & Pluye P. (2023). Expected health benefits as the ultimate outcome of information from Stroke Engine, a knowledge translation stroke rehabilitation website: A web-based survey. JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies 10:e44715; doi:10.2196/44715.
  • Iqbal, M, Z., Rochette, A., Mayo, N, E., Valois, M-F., Bussières, A, E., Ahmed, S., Debigaré, R., Letts, L, J., MacDermid, J, C., Ogourtsova, T., Polatajko, H, J., Rappolt, S., Salbach, N, M., and Thomas, A. (2023.). Exploring how evidence-based practice of occupational and physical therapists evolves: A longitudinal mixed methods national study. PLOS-One 18(3): e0283860.
  • Rochette A, Roberge-Dao J, Roche L Kehayia E, Ménard L, Robin JP, Sauvé M, Shikako-Thomas K, St-Onge M, Swaine B, Thomas A, Vallée-Dumas C & Fougeyrollas P. (2022). Advancing social inclusion of people with disabilities through awareness and training activities: a collaborative process between community partners and researchers. Patient Education and Counseling 10 (2), 416-425.
    (dépôt institutionnel: )
  • Rochette A, *Dugas A & *Morissette-Gravel AS. (2021). Inclusion of relatives in stroke rehabilitation: Perception of quality of services they received in the context of early supported discharged (ESD), in and out-patient services. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 28 (2), 142-152. (dépôt institutionnel:
  • Rochette A. Brousseau M. Vachon B. Engels C. Amari F. & Thomas A. (2020). What occupational therapists’ say about their competencies’ enactment, maintenance and development in practice? A two-phase mixed methods study. BMC in Medical Education.20 (191). 1-14. DOI : 10.1186/s12909-020-02087-4. (open access)

Research interests

  • Social participation
  • Stroke
  • Relatives
  • Pedagogy and knowledge mobilization
  • Competencies development