Annette Majnemer


Contact via McGill University


Key Research Areas
Associated Researchers
Associated Organizations

Recent Research Projects

CHILD-BRIGHT: Child Health Initiatives Limiting Disability- Brain Research Improving Growth and Health Trajectories

2015/16-2020/21 • $12,760,751 • PI,Other
The CHILD-BRIGHT network will achieve brighter futures for children with brain-based developmental disabilities (BDD) and their families by creating novel interventions to optimize development, promote healthy outcomes, and deliver responsive and supportive services across the life-course. Our...

Improving Outcomes for Preterm Infants and their Families: A Canadian Collaborative Network

2016/17-2020/21 • $4,338,655 • PI,CO,Other
Being born too soon, or "preterm", is a life changing, stressful and emotional experience for families. Preterm babies require support for the development of all organs and any disturbances in such development or processes can have life-long consequences for the baby and their family. In Canada,...

Development of an Artificial Intelligence Chatbot supporting coaching and optimal service for individuals with Neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families

2019/20-2020/21 • $694,130 • PI,CO,Other
Neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD) are a group of conditions including learning difficulty, intellectual disability and autism. NDD affects 16% of Canadian and is frequently associated with disabling challenging behaviours such as aggression toward others, self-injury and not following...

Development of an Artifical Intelligence Chatbot supporting coaching and optimal service for individuals with Neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families

2019/20 • $154,808 • PI,CO
Neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD) are a group of conditions including learning difficulty, intellectual disability and autism. NDD affects 16% of Canadian and is frequently associated with disabling challenging behaviours such as aggression toward others, self-injury and not following...

The Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Patient and Public Engagement Evaluation Framework

2019/20 • $100,000 • PI,CO,Other
The main objective of this project is to develop a national adaptable framework for the evaluation of patient and public engagement (PPE) in research. This project have two complementary goals: 1) Building consensus within the Canadian community on the core evaluation criteria, process...

PROMPT Identification of Cerebral Palsy: Primary-care Referral Of Motor-impaired children: Physician Tools

2014/15-2017/18 • $330,574 • PI,CO,Other
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability of childhood, affecting approximately 50-60 thousand Canadians. Pediatric professional societies and Canadian policies strongly endorse early identification of children with developmental disabilities, so that rehabilitation...

Opening Doors to Participation of Youth with Physical Disabilities in Community Activities: An Intervention Study

2013/14-2015/16 • $153,519 • PI,CO
Active participation of adolescents with physical disabilities in extracurricular activities is vital to their health, well-being and overall quality of life. Examples of such activities include playing team sports, joining a youth group, or going on an outing such as to the movies with friends....

CIHR Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Training Program

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,676,425 • PI,CO
Clinician scientists, expert in clinical and research disciplines, are uniquely qualified to link science to human health. Yet, a shortage of clinician scientists exists across all child health professions in Canada. The Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) was founded in...

CHILD-BRIGHT: Child Health Initiatives Limiting Disability- Brain Research Improving Growth and Health Trajectories

2014/15 • $50,000 • PI,Other
Each year in Canada more than 1 in 10 newborns are born preterm or with heart disease. These conditions lead to chronic disease with life-long impact. These newborns begin their lives in a neonatal intensive care unit followed by life-long interaction with the health-care system for chronic...

Determinants of Active Involvement in Leisure for Youth: DAILY Living with Disability

2010/11-2013/14 • $360,987 • PI,CO
Children who were either born extremely premature or had a congenital heart defect that required open heart surgery in the first weeks or months of life are two groups of children at high risk for motor, behavioral, cognitive and other developmental disabilities. As such, these children are...

Partnering to promote healthy living through leisure participation for children and youth with physical disabilities: Child Health Initiatives Limiting Disability through leisure - CHILD Leisure-Net

2013/14 • $19,910 • PI,CO
Participation in leisure activities has undisputed physical and mental health benefits. Children and youth with physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy, arthritis or developmental coordination disorder are less engaged in leisure activities when compared to peers, and activities tend to be...

Determinants of Quality of Life and Participation in Leisure Activities in Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy

2010/11-2011/12 • $75,000 • PI,CO
Adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) may experience ongoing difficulties in their ability to move, think, socialize and communicate which are associated with limitations in everyday activities at home, school, and community. As such, they are at risk for lower participation in social and...

Brain growth and development in the fetus and newborn with congenital heart disease

2010/11 • $152,402 • PI,CO
Congenital heart defects (CHD) are among the most common birth defects, affecting almost one in every 100 newborns in Canada. Recent medical and surgical advances have greatly enhanced survival in this group of children. However, brain injury and ongoing developmental disabilities in children...

The predictive validity of the general movements assessment of infants born preterm for functional outcomes at six years of age

2010/11 • $19,778 • PI,CO
Prechtl~s General Movements Assessment (GMsA)is an evaluation method designed to determine the integrity of the infant nervous system through observation of the quality of spontaneous movement patterns. A promising, novel approach to infant assessment, it is distinguished from traditional...

Patents