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Queen's University

ICACBR Personnel

Dr. Malcolm Peat MBE, MCSP, BPT, MSc, PhD, MD (hc), DSc (hc)
Executive Director

PHoto of Malcolm PeatMalcolm Peat completed undergraduate and graduate degrees (MCSP and MEd) in physical therapy, rehabilitation and education in the United Kingdom (Glasgow and Bath) and B.PT, MSc and PhD (Anatomy and Cell Biology) degrees at the University of Manitoba. Dr Peat has held positions with the Government of the United Kingdom, the World Health Organization and has extensive international experience in leading projects in university education in rehabilitation, CBR and community development in Europe, the Asia-Pacific Region and Central America including countries in transition, conflict and post-conflict reconstruction. Dr Peat was the Associate Dean (Rehabilitation) and Director of the School of Rehabilitation Therapyat Queen's University for the period 1987 to 1997. Prior to that he held senior appointments in the Universities of Manitoba and Western Ontario. Since 1991 he is the Executive Director of the International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR), Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University leading CBR and related programs implemented in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, South and South East Asia and Central America. Dr Peat holds faculty appointments in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy and has held cross appointments in the Departments of Family Medicine and Anatomy. He has published extensively on education, basic sciences and community based rehabilitation. Dr Peat's research activities have been in Rehabilitation Sciences and Community Development. In recognition of his contributions to rehabilitation education and community based rehabilitation Dr Peat is the recipient of many international and national awards. He was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Medicine from Riga Stradina University, Latvia in 2006 and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, 2007.


Djenana Jalovcic MPA, MSc

PHoto of Djenana JalovcicDjenana Jalovcic is Director at the International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR) at Queen's University. Ms Jalovcic completed her undergraduate studies in languages at the University of Sarajevo (1992), followed by the   Master's of Public Administrationwith Specialization in Health Policy and Management from School of Policy Studies(1999) and a Masters of Science (Disability in the Community) from the School of Rehabilitation Therapy(2008) both at Queen's University.

Since early nineties Djenana has been working in international development of health and rehabilitation services in developing, war-torn countries and countries in transition in Central America, Asia and Eastern Europe. She managed the Community Based Rehabilitation program in Guatemala serving land mine survivors, war victims and other persons with disability in rural areas. She worked on programs primarily targeting landmine survivors in Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. Ms Jalovcic has been coordinator and lead educator in multiple ICACBR bi-lateral and multilateral projects with the focus on specialized training modules in policy development and management of public services, participatory research and evaluation, health policy, mine action, gender equity and application of the rights based approach to development programs at the community level. She has been responsible for advising governments in policy analysis and development related to health, social, human rights and disability issues.

Ms Jalovcic has extensive experience in conducting needs assessments, preparation of strategic documents and policy papers, and conducting evaluation and monitoring of projects. She has been a key team member responsible for the management, coordination and administration of government funded programs including operational planning, identification of needs and funding opportunities, negotiation with funding agencies, proposal, workplan, project documentation, agreements and reports preparation. Presently Djenana is playing a lead role in projects in Sri Lanka and the Balkans.

Ms Jalovcic has been a supervisor of staff and Queen's students on administrative placements and a leader of the evaluation team of two disability and rehabilitation projects in Ontario, an instructor in several undergraduate and graduate courses internationally. Her primary research and evaluation interest is interaction of gender and disability, and its impact on social participation of persons with disabilities and their integration into the community. Together with Malcolm Peat she coordinates the community based rehabilitation course at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University. She is a guest lecturer at the doctoral program in Public Health at University of North Carolina.

Prior to joining ICACBR, Ms Jalovcic worked with Medecins Sans Frontieres Holland (Doctors without Borders), World Health Organization, and the Italian National Public Health Institute.


Beth Richan BA, BEd, MSc
Project Manager and Online Certificate Program Coordinator

Photo of Beth RicanBeth Richan, Project Manager (Access to Health and Education for All Children and Youth with Disabilities in Bangladesh) and Program Coordinator for the Disability in the Community: Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and International Development Online Certificate Program, has been part of the ICACBR team for fourteen years and has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Sciences and undergraduate degrees in Education and Anthropology. After a decade of teaching, primarily in under-serviced urban city schools, Beth joined the Social Program Evaluation Group at Queen's University and worked on many multidisciplinary projects, collaborated in developing multimedia curriculum units for Ontario schools and worked on projects in partnership with several federal government departments. She was a researcher with the Arthritis Community Research & Evaluation Unit at the University of Toronto on the Independence and Dependence for Seniors with Osteoarthritis or Osteoporosis project. Since joining ICACBR, Beth has been involved in community development programs that focus on CBR and disability in countries including among others, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Slovakia, Latvia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. She is part of the ICACBR team that develops educational programs for professionals, community members, volunteers and persons with disabilities in disability, rehabilitation, health and social sectors. Beth co-teaches the School of Rehabilitation Therapy CBR graduate course and is the Field Studies Program Director for the newly established program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health and Disability located at Queen’s Bader International Study Centre in Herstmonceux, England. Her research interest is in CBR and disability with her recent research based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina where she was examining post-conflict factors that influence integration of persons with physical disability as perceived by persons with a disability.


Darko Krznaric
  Project Manager

photo of DarkoDarko Krznarić has been a member of the ICACBR team since 1996. Darko is currently the Project Manager of the Interprofessional Project on Disability, Maternal and Child Health (IPODMCH) in Bangladesh. One of Darko’s primary responsibilities is to manage and oversee the project activities based in Bangladesh and to work with team members and local partners on the design and implementation of technical assistance. In this position Darko is representing the project and developing and maintaining working relationships with officials and key stakeholders in the field of disability and maternal and child health in Bangladesh, as well as bilateral and multilateral agencies and other stakeholders through whom the IPODMCH could be promoted.

Prior to this assignment Darko was the Project Manager of the Governance of Social Care Centres (SCC) in Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka, another CIDA funded project.

For the last twenty years Darko worked extensively with marginalized and vulnerable groups, local governments, NGOs and the general public. Darko has implemented development initiatives in education, health, social and rehabilitation sectors in Central and Eastern Europe, Central America and Asia. In the early nineties Darko worked with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) The Netherlands, on humanitarian assistance projects in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina during the war in countries of former Yugoslavia. Darko has in-depth knowledge of Queen’s University, CIDA, United Nations agencies and partner country policies, which greatly assists in development and implementation of project activities.


Dr. Sandra Olney
Former Director of School of Rehabilitation Therapy
Former Associate Dean of the Faculty of Health Science

Dr. Sandra J. Olney is Professor and Director of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy and Former Associate Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, with a B.Sc. in Physical and Occupational Therapy. She completed a doctorate in Biomechanics at the University of Waterloo. She has contributed to research in rehabilitation biomechanics, with applications in the analysis and treatment of gait in cerebral palsy, cerebrovascular accidents and joint replacements, and in Community Based Rehabilitation, with applications in education and technology for mobility. She has published widely. She has sat on the Editorial Boards of Physiotherapy Canada, Gait and Posture, and the Journal of Applied Biomechanics and currently sits on the editorial boards of Clinical Biomechanics and Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, and on the Advisory Board of the latter. She is President of the International Society of Biomechanics. She has worked on a number of ICACBR projects. Dr. Olney has extensive international experience including activities and projects in Asia, Australia, Latvia and North America and holds an academic appointment at LaTrobe University, Australia.

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