Assistant Professor, Disability and Human Development
1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 211a DHSP
Dr Delphine Labbé's research focuses on promoting full participation of people living with disabilities by better understanding the person-environment interaction and developing interventions to create inclusive communities. Dr. Labbé’s research program is grounded in the social model of disability, and the ecosystemic approach. She has studied different environments including housing and public spaces such as shopping mall and neighborhoods. She is also interested in health promotion of people with disabilities through adaptive leisure, sports and recreational physical activity. Dr. Labbé is deeply committed in creating knowledge and interventions with the people with disabilities and relevant stakeholders from different sectors (e.g. municipal, health care), to produce policy and social changes. She has been working in partnership with various organizations, focusing on universal access, rights advocacy, and leisure. She is using various qualitative and mixed method approaches such as interviews, photovoice, Q-methodology, surveys, in her research.
“Labbé, D., Mortenson, W.B., Rushton, P.W., Demers, L., Miller, W. B. (2018, early online), Mobility and participation among ageing powered wheelchair users: using a life-course approach ”, Ageing and Society
“Swaine, B., Labbé, D., Poldma, T., Barile, M., Fichten, C., Havel, A., Kehayia, E., Mazer, B., McKinley, P., Rochette, A. (2014). Exploring the facilitators and barriers to shopping mall use by persons with disabilities and strategies for improvements: Perspectives from persons with disabilities, rehabilitation professionals and shopkeepers. ”, ALTER-European Journal of Disability research/Journal européen de recherche sur le handicap, 217–229
PhD in Psychology in Université du Québec à Montréal, Concentration in Community Psychology (2015)
BSc in Psychology in Université du Québec à Montréal (2004)