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Bruyère Research Institute

Interim CEO & Chief Scientific Officer of the Bruyère Research Institute and VP, Research and Academic Affairs

Heidi SveistrupHeidi Sveistrup, PhD, is a current Bruyère Research Institute (BRI) investigator. She also sits on the Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care steering committee and has been a BRI board director since 2010. Heidi’s research focus at Bruyère is in stroke rehabilitation and the use of technologies to support wellness, engagement and long life.


Heidi holds her academic position as a full professor in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. Heidi served as vice-dean, Research and Graduate Studies for the Faculty of Health Sciences for eight years. She is also a member of the University of Ottawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute.


In the community, Heidi is the vice-chair of the Champlain Regional Stroke Network (CRSN) steering committee, chair of the CRSN education committee and a member of the Veterans Ombudsman advisory committee.