Rebecca is a Research Associate in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Calgary.  She holds a BA Honors degree in Psychology from University of Victoria and a Master's degree in Applied Psychology (specialization in Gerontology) from the University of Waterloo. With several years research experience in medical education, Rebecca joined Dr. Tom Stelfox's team in 2014 to work on his PRIHS funded Evidence Care Gap study.  She is currently involved in critical care research to improve ICU transitions in care, including a study to implement and evaluate an electronic tool to complete medical ICU transfer and discharge summaries, and a study to co-design and test a patient-centred discharge summary.  

Position/Title: Research Associate

Institution: University of Calgary

Department: Critical Care Medicine


Link to Institutional Profile:

Areas of Expertise: Transitions in Care

Names of Current Grants/Project Titles:

A Randomized Stepped-wedge Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of an Electronic ICU Medical Transfer of Care Document to Improve Communication During ICU-to-Ward Transfers of Care.

Development of a Patient Oriented Care Transitions Bundle for Critically Ill Patients in the ICU. 

Select Publications:

Parsons Leigh J, Brundin-Mather R, Zjadewicz K, Soo A, Stelfox HT. Improving transitions in care from intensive care units: Development and pilot testing of an electronic communication tool for healthcare providers. J Crit Care. 2020;56:265-72. Epub 2020/01/18. doi: 0.1016/j.jcrc.2020.01.019. PubMed PMID: 31986370.

Stelfox HT, Brundin-Mather R, Soo A, Parsons Leigh J, Niven DJ, Fiest KM, et al. A multicentre controlled pre-post trial of an implementation science intervention to improve venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in critically ill patients. Intensive Care Med. 2019;45(2):211-22. Epub 2019/02/02. doi: 10.1007/s00134-019-05532-1. PubMed PMID: 30707246.

Brundin-Mather R, Soo A, Zuege DJ, Niven DJ, Fiest K, Doig CJ, et al. Secondary EMR data for quality improvement and research: A comparison of manual and electronic data collection from an integrated critical care electronic medical record system. J Crit Care. 2018;47:295-301. doi: