Carol L. Richards, OC, CQ, PhD, Pht, FACSS, is a retired Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation of the Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval. A physiotherapist by training, her research activities have helped redefine the clinical management and social integration of people who have suffered a stroke. She has extensive administrative experience as the Founding Director of the Department of Physiotherapy, the Provincial Network for Adaptation-Rehabilitation Research (REPAR) and CIRRIS, and as a member of numerous boards of directors, including the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Centres of Excellence. Ms. Richards was crowned an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010, and a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec in 2017.
physiotherapy, motor recovery, social integration of people with neurological disorders