Dr. Mercier received a B.Sc. in Occupational therapy and a Ph.D. in Biomedical sciences (Rehabilitation) from University of Montreal. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Institute for Cognitive Sciences in Lyon, France. She is Professor of Rehabilitation at Université Laval (Quebec City, Canada), Scientific Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS), Emeritus Research Scholar from Fonds de recherche Québec-Santé (FRQS) and Holder of the Université Laval Research Chair in Cerebral Palsy. Her current work is focusing on interactions between pain and motor system, as well as on strategies to promote optimal recovery when physical rehabilitation is performed in the context of pain. She has published 80 papers and supervised 30 graduate or postdoctoral trainees.