Dr. Bill Miller is a professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He also holds a joint appointment with the UBC School of Rehabilitation Sciences and is a principal investigator at the International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries (ICORD) and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility. He pursued his Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy at UBC, followed by a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario and a post-doctoral fellowship back at UBC.
Dr. Miller works on wheelchair mobility issues, wheeled mobility devices, determinants of wheelchair use, developing and evaluating measurement tools, balance and ambulation confidence, and the assessment of technology used to assist with mobility. He also researches the social impacts of wheelchair use. The goal of improving mobility for wheelchair users is to help them integrate back into society more easily and effectively. Dr. Miller’s childhood was spent with a father who was in a wheelchair following military service, and thus, for Dr. Miller wheelchairs were a part of regular life. It wasn’t until he headed out on his own that he realized that life was different for many, and he decided then to help improve life for all wheelchair users.
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