Kathy Padkapayeva

National Office Oversight

Kathy’s role in CRWDP is to support day-to-day operations, financial administration and knowledge mobilization activities. She strives to continuously enhance communication among CRWDP members, teams and provincial clusters, by working together with CRWDP Provincial Cluster Coordinators and sharing the information on events, activities and products that CRWDP members are engaged in, through this website. She feels honored to be a part of this initiative and be engaged in research that aims to improve employment experiences of people with disabilities who have barriers towards having good jobs and successful careers.

Kathy is a Research/Administrative Assistant at the Institute for Work & Health. She is interested in exploring good workplace practices of accommodation of persons with disabilities, as well as she would like to bring in a gender perspective into research on work disability and work disability policy. She received her Bachelor Degree in Philosophy and her Candidate of Sciences Degree in Philosophy from the Belarusian State University (Belarus).  

Publications

Padkapayeva K, Posen A, Yazdani A, Buettgen A, Mahood Q, Tompa E. (2016) Workplace accommodations for persons with physical disabilities: Evidence synthesis of the peer-reviewed literature. Disability & Rehabilitation. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2016.1224276

Padkapayeva K, Chen C, Ibrahim S, Bielecky A, Mustard C, Beaton D, Smith P. (2016) Male/female differences in work activity limitations: Examining the relative contribution of chronic conditions and occupational characteristics. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 59(1): 6-11. DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000906

Tompa E, Buettgen A, Padkapayeva K, Yazdani A, Dufour J, Mahood Q. Feasibility study and needs assessment for a Canadian searchable online resource for workplace accommodation for persons with disabilities. Report prepared for Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) Office of Disability Issues, 2016.

Tompa E, Buettgen A, Mahood Q, Padkapayeva K, Posen A, Yazdani A. Evidence synthesis of workplace accommodation policies and practices for persons with visible disabilities. Report prepared for Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) Office of Disability Issues, 2015. Click here to access the full report (pdf); click here to access the word version of the report

Presentations

Buettgen, A., Tompa, E., Posen, A., Padkapayeva, K., Mahood, Q., & Yazdani, A. (2015, November). Reviewing workplace accommodation resources: A guide to online supports. Poster presented at the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP): National Symposium, Toronto ON.

Padkapayeva K, Posen A, Tompa A, Yazdani A, Buettgen A, Mahood Q. (2016) Workplace accommodations for persons with visible disabilities: Evidence synthesis of the peer-reviewed literature. CARWH 2016, Toronto, ON, October 17, 2016.

Lay articles

IWH Research Highlights, Feb, 2017: The role of chronic conditions and physical job demands on differences in work activity limitations between women and men. Click here to access it.