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 514 343-2192

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
  • Actual practices of occupational therapists holding an entry-level master’s
  • 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., Swaine, B., Kehayia, E., Roche, L., Guérard, C., & Bourque, L. È.-M. (2017). Can training offered to shopping mall employees improve their knowledge about disability and perceived self-confidence in interacting with persons presenting various limitations?. Cogent Social Sciences, 3(1), 1274226. doi:10.1080/23311886.2016.1274226
  • Rochette, A., Gaulin, P., Chamelian, L., Hebert, L., Lapierre, M., & Deschaintre, Y. (2016). Circumstances surrounding the onset of stroke: a qualitative study. Journal of Advance Nursing, 72(3), 641-649. doi:10.1111/jan.12858
  • Rochette, A., Racine, E., Lefebvre, H., Bastien, J., & Tellier, M. (2014). Actual and ideal services in acute care and rehabilitation for relatives post-stroke from three perspectives: relatives, stroke clients and health professionals. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 46(1), 16-22. doi:10.2340/16501977-1228
  • Rochette, A., Racine, E., Lefebvre, H., Lacombe, J., Bastien, J., & Tellier, M. (2014). Ethical issues relating to the inclusion of relatives as clients in the post-stroke rehabilitation process as perceived by patients, relatives and health professionals. Patient Education and Counselling, 94(3), 384-389. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2013.10.028
  • Rochette, A., Korner-Bitensky, N., Bishop, D., Teasell, R., White, C., Bravo, G., . . . Bayley, M. (2013). The YOU CALL – WE CALL Randomised Clinical Trial: Impact of a Multimodal Support Intervention after a mild Stroke. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 6(6), 674-679. doi:10.1161/circoutcomes.113.000375

Research interests

  • Social participation
  • Cerebral vascular accident
  • Close relatives
  • Pedagogy and knowledge mobilization