Rhona is the Project Lead for the GLA:D® Canada programme. She worked closely with the team from Denmark to bring the GLAD® Programme to Canada in 2016 and is leading the implementation of the GLA:D® Canada programme across the country. She has held leadership positions at Bone and Joint Canada since 2006 and has been the Executive Director since 2011. Under her leadership Bone and Joint Canada has been successful in building the knowledge translation network for orthopaedic care across the country including the development and implementation of National Toolkits for hip and knee replacements and hip fracture. She has used her knowledge and experience to effectively launch GLA:D® Canada across the country to meet the needs of each of the provinces and territories. Rhona received her physiotherapy degree from the University of Greenwich in London and her M.B.A. from the Edinburgh Business School.
OTHER KEY ROLES
Global Alliance of Musculoskeletal Health – Mandate to bring together researchers, policy makers and clinicians to improve care for people with MSK conditions:
- Member, 2010 – present
- Communication Lead, 2018 – present. Developing the communications strategy for an organisation to effectively meet its mandate.
National Hip Fracture: Returning Patients Home – Developed a Best Practice Toolkit and implemented a national strategy to improve patient care across the continuum with a focus on retuning patients’ home: 2011 – Present
National Hip and Knee Replacement: Improving Wait Times – Developed a Toolkit and implemented a national strategy to reduce the wait times for joint replacement surgery for individuals with hip and knee arthritis across Canada: 2008 – 2011
Bone and Joint Health Network – Led the implementation of best practices in orthopaedic care across Ontario including the development of a data reporting system to improve system performance at a provincial level and the identification of best practices to provide a framework to decision making on funding: Executive Director, 2006-2011
FIFA11+ Implementation of Injury Prevention in Soccer – Implemented the injury prevention program for FIFA 11+ in over 40 soccer clubs across Ontario: 2014 – 2017