Dr. Femke Hoekstra is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO). She completed her PhD at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. Her PhD research focused on the nationwide implementation of a physical activity promotion program in Dutch rehabilitation care. In 2017, she started her postdoctoral research with Dr. Heather Gainforth and Prof. Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis at the UBCO, in which she focused on understanding and improving knowledge translation processes by studying the process of engaging community members into the (spinal cord injury) research process.
Dr. Hoekstra's research interest focuses on improving health for persons with physical disabilities through the development, evaluation and implementation of behavioural interventions and trials in real-world settings using an integrated knowledge translation (IKT) approach. She is awarded with a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship (2020) and with Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Award (2020).