Diana Dawes has a background as a UK qualified physiotherapist. As a physiotherapist and team lead, she worked for the Prosthetic Service at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford. In 2003, she moved to McGill University whilst completing her MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care through Oxford University. At McGill, she continued her education in epidemiology working for both the outcomes axis of the Division of Clinical Epidemiology, and the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy.
Diana has experience in a wide range of health topics and research methodologies: knowledge translation projects, systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, facilitating focus groups, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data. She was instrumental in finding and appraising the evidence for the formation of clinical pathways now in use at the Montreal General Hospital. She was a co-author and developer of two guidelines for the physiotherapy care of people with amputations.