Brenda Mori, BScPT, MSc, PhD

Director of Clinical Education & Community Affairs, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

Department of Physical Therapy
160-500 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1V7

Fax:         416-946-8562



Brenda Mori is the Director of Clinical Education and Community Affairs at the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto and leads the clinical education curriculum for the Entry level MScPT degree program. In 2008, she was promoted to Associate Professor, Teaching Stream. She graduated from U of T with a BScPT degree and an MSc and PhD degree with the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science. She is also the Director of the Education Scholars program with the Centre for Faculty Development, at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto. Brenda has recently completed her PhD studies which developed and tested the Canadian Physiotherapy Assessment of Clinical Performance (ACP) for physical therapy students during clinical education.

Mori B (2013) Clinician’s Commentary of Perceptions on the essential competencies for intraprofessional practice by Jelley W, Larocque N, Borghese M. Physiother Can. 2013;65(2):152-53.

Norman KE, Booth R, Chisholm B, Ellerton C, Jelley W, MacPhail A, Mooney PE, Mori B, Taipalus L and Thomas BK. Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Student Placements across Regions in Ontario: A Descriptive Comparison. Physiotherapy Canada 2012; advance online article; doi:10.3138/ptc.2011-63

Montuno E, Davidson A, Iwasaki K, Jones S, Martin J, Brooks D, Gibson BE and Mori B. Academic Dishonesty among Physical Therapy Students: A Descriptive Study. Physiotherapy Canada 2012; 64(3);245–254.

Lieff S. Baker L. Mori B. Egan-Lee E. Chin K. Reeves S. (2012) Who am I? Key influences on the formation of academic identity within a faculty development program. Medical Teacher. 34(3):e208-15, 2012.

Davies R, Yeung E, Mori B, Nixon S. (2012) Virtually Present: The Perceived Impact of Remote Facilitation on Small Group Learning Medical Teacher, 34(10):e676-e683.

 Mori B, (2011). Clinician’s Commentary of The Feasibility and Acceptability of Using a Portfolio to Assess Professional Competence by Miller PA & Tuekam R (Physiotherapy Canada Winter; 63(1): 86–87).

Crawford E, Biggar JM, Leggett A, Huang A, Mori B, Nixon SA, Landry MD. Examining international clinical internships for Canadian physical therapy students from 1997 to 2007. Physiother Can. 2010;62:261–273.

Mori B, Batty HP, Brooks D. The Feasibility of an Electronic Reflective Practice Exercise among Physiotherapy Students. Medical Teacher 2008; 30(8):e232-e238.

Miller A, Pace T, Brooks D, Mori B. Physiotherapy Internship: An Alternative Collaborative Learning Model. Physiother Can 2006;58:157-166.

Evans C & Mori B. Web-based diaries – windows to student internship feedback experiences. Medical Education 2005; 39:1169-1170.

Mori B, Lundon K, Kreder HJ. 13-Metre Walk Test Applied to the Elderly with Musculoskeletal Impairment: Validity Study. Physiother Can 2005;57:217-224.


Mori B, Kwan D, Hawa R, Panisko D, Batty H, Chien V, Egan-Lee E, Lieff S.  TLC-Teaching for Learning and Collaboration: A Multi-Professional Teaching Skills Program for Faculty Who Teach Health Professionals.  1st International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions, Toronto, Canada, 2011 (Podium Presentation)

Yeung E, Davies R, Mori B.  Facilitation by Distance: A Novel Method for Faculty Development and Student Learning.  1st International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions, Toronto, Canada, 2011 (Podium Presentation)

Baker L, Lieff, S, Mori B, Chin K, Reeves S.  Who Am I? Factors Contributing to the Formation of Academic Identity Within a Faculty Development Program.  1st International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions, Toronto, Canada, 2011 (Podium Presentation)

Brenda's research includes investigating clinical education student assessment, clinical education models of supervision, and reflection and learning portfolios.

Brenda teaches throughout the curriculum with managing the clinical component of the curriculum, and leads the interactive lectures on giving and receiving feedback, how to work effectively in a group, documentation, learning styles, and reflective practice.  In addition, Brenda teaches faculty in the education Scholars program about teaching excellence, education leadership, education scholarship and faculty development.

Director of Clinical Education and Community Affairs and Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Physical Therapy
Director, Education Scholars Program, Centre for Faculty Development at St. Michael’s Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto