Carolina Bottari, Ph.D.

Full Professor

Contact details (Research)
Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR)
Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM)
6363, Chemin Hudson
Montréal, Québec, H3S 1M9

Contact details (School of Rehabilitation)
T 514 343-6111, ext. 44048


Occupational Therapy


  • Sc. Occupational Therapy, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University (1986)
  • Sc. Biomedical Sciences, École de réadaptation, Université de Montréal (2001)
  • D. Biomedical Sciences, École de réadaptation, Université de Montréal (2007)
  • Postdoctoral, Baycrest Hospital, Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Toronto University (2007)
  • Postdoctoral, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Cognitive neuroscience unit, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University (2010)

Current research projects

  • Co-construction of a cognitive assistance technology for individuals having sustained a traumatic brain injury and living at home, Fonds de recherche Santé – Québec (2016-2019).
  • Development of an Advanced Practice for the treatment of Parents with Physical and Cognitive Impairments, REA Foundation (2017-2019)
  • Aging with Traumatic Brain Injury: Development and implementation of interventions to support individuals with TBI and their caregivers as they both age, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and Quebec Rehabilitation Research Network (2017-2019)

Selected publications

  • Major, S., Gilbert, V., Dutil, E., Pituch, E., & Bottari, C. (2018). Le Profil des AVQ adapté au rôle de parent : Une étude exploratoire. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 85(3), 209-221. doi:10.1177/0008417418762515
  • Lam Wai Shun, P., & Bottari, C. (2018). Development and Pilot Testing of a Measure of Potential Barriers and Facilitators to the Use of a Standardized Assessment Tool. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 38(2), 94-101. doi:10.1097/ceh.0000000000000194
  • Bottari, C., Gosselin, N., Chen, J. K., & Ptito, A. (2017). The impact of symptomatic mild traumatic brain injury on complex everyday activities and the link with alterations in cerebral functioning: Exploratory case studies. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 27(5), 871-890. doi:10.1080/09602011.2015.1110528
  • Lam Wai Shun, P., Bottari, C., Ogourtsova, T., & Swaine, B. (2017). Exploring factors influencing occupational therapists’ perception of patients’ rehabilitation potential after acquired brain injury. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 64(2), 149-158. doi:10.1111/1440-1630.12327
  • Dutil, É., Bottari, C. & Auger, C. (2017). Test-Retest Reliability of a Measure of Independence in Everyday Activities: The ADL Profile. Occupational Therapy International, 1-7. doi:10.1155/2017/3014579
  • Bier, N., Belchior P., Paquette, G., Beauchemin, E., Lacasse-Champagne, A., Messier, C., . . . Bottari, C. (2016). The Instrumental Activity of Daily Living Profile in Aging: A Feasibility Study. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 52(4), 1361-1371. doi:10.3233/jad-150957
  • Olivares, M., Giroux, S., Loor, P. D., Thepaut, A., Pigot, H., Pinard, S., . . . Bier, N. (2016). An ontology model for a context-aware preventive assistance system: reducing exposition of individuals with traumatic brain injury to dangerous situations during meal preparation. 2nd IET International Conference on Technologies for Active and Assisted Living (TechAAL 2016), 1-7.

Research interests

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Elderly population with neurodegenerative diseases
  • Parental role with physical and cognitive deficits associated to various neurological conditions
  • Assessment and measurement
  • Performance functions
  • Activities of daily living