Researcher, Health Theme
Dr. Renée-Louise Franche holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of British Columbia. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences, and in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is an associate member of the University Health Network's Women's Health Program.
Franche's research interests focus on understanding the contribution of organizational, individual and health-care provider factors in determining safe and sustainable return to work following an occupational injury. She also conducts research examining the impact of multiple role strain and of work-family balance policies on health-risk behaviours and general health.
Bültmann U, Franche R-L, Hogg-Johnson S, Côté P, Lee H, Severin C, Vidmar M, Carnide N. Health status, work limitations, and return-to-work trajectories in injured workers with musculoskeletal disorders. Quality of Life Research 2007; 16(7): 1167-1178.
Franche R-L, Corbière M, Lee H, Breslin FC, Hepburn CG. Readiness for return-to-work staging scale: Initial development and validation of a self-report staging scale in lost time claimants with musculoskeletal disorders. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2007; 17(3):450-472.
Franche R-L, Severin C, Hogg-Johnson S, Côté P, Vidmar M, Lee H. The impact of early workplace-based return-to-work strategies on work absence duration: A 6-month longitudinal study following an occupational musculoskeletal injury. J Occup Environ Med 2007; 49(9):960-74.
Franche R-L, Breslin FC, Côté P, Frank JW, Hepburn CG, Hogg-Johnson S, Mustard CA, Reardon R. Recurrence and persistence of work absence: Understanding their risk factors, and long-term impact on workers' health, work limitations, and non-work role participation. Workplace Safety & Insurance Board - Research Advisory Council (WSIB-RAC): 2006-2008 ($246,674).
Franche R-L, Hepburn G, Breslin C, Hogg-Johnson S, Frank J, Mustard C, Côté P. Determinants of return to work: Applying the readiness for change model. Workplace Safety & Insurance Board - Research Advisory Council (WSIB-RAC): 2004-2006 ($278,000).
Franche R-L, Williams A. Depressive symptoms and return-to-work. Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ): 2006-2007 ($15,800).