Carrie Anne Marshall, PhD., OT Reg.(Ont.)
Director, Social Justice in Mental Health Research Lab
Dr. Marshall is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Occupational Therapy at Western University. Her research focuses on the intersection among poverty, homelessness and mental health.
Rebecca Gewurtz, PhD., OT Reg.(Ont.)
Dr. Rebecca Gewurtz is an Occupational Therapist and Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. Her research is focused on work disability policy, income insecurity and poverty, and employment among people living with disabilities. As part of her program of research, she conducts studies about accessibility and inclusiveness in different types of workplaces, housing and homelessness, and income replacement benefits.
Debbie Laliberte Rudman, PhD., OT Reg.(Ont.)
Dr. Laliberte Rudman is a Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at the University of Western Ontario. Her research focuses on the socio-political production of occupational, social and health inequities for various collectives, and engages critical qualitative methodologies to inform and enact social transformation to address such inequities.
Ms. Rathan is the executive director of Impact London, and a lived experience consultant engaged in the creation of socially innovative opportunities and support services for individuals living at street level that are struggling with the effects of addictions and mental health difficulties.
Mr. Panter is an ordained minister of the Third Day Worship Centre in Kingston, Ontario, and a lived experience consultant. Having overcome addiction, homelessness and mental health issues in his own life, it is his passion to meet people's urgent needs and share a message of hope to empower, inspire, and lead people into a greater life.
Kristina Marchiori, MSc.OT
Ms. Marchiori is an occupational therapist interested in mental health and the use of psychotherapy in occupational therapy practice. She is currently involved in a scoping review exploring occupational therapy literature pertaining to psychotherapy and counselling.
Michelle Murphy, MSc.OT (Candidate)
Ms. Murphy is a second year occupational therapy master's student at Western University. Michelle is involved in a scoping review exploring how counselling and psychotherapy has been addressed in the occupational therapy literature.
Research Coordinators & Assistants
Brooke Phillips, CYW
Ms. Phillips is a Child and Youth Worker with 18 years of front-line experience working with youth and adults who have experienced homelessness and/or domestic violence. She is coordinating research activities at the Kingston site of the Transition from Homelessness study. Through her involvement in research, she hopes to gather information that will lead to impacting systems meant to assist individuals experiencing homelessness and to gain a better understanding of how to help people experiencing homelessness in the transition to being housed.
Marisa Kfrerer, MSc.
Corinna Easton MSc.(OT)
Elham Javadizadeh, MS, OT
Ms. Kfrerer is a student in a combined PhD./ occupational therapy program at Western University. Her current research interests focus on humour, rehabilitation and health.
Corinna is a graduate of Occupational Therapy interested in social justice issues and the psychosocial determinants of health and occupation. Corinna has experience working in transitional housing settings for people with mental health challenges and in emergency shelter settings. Currently she is pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Marshall and Dr. Oudshoorn with interests in food security, homelessness and mental health.
Elham Javadizadeh is a student in Health and Rehabilitation Science program at Western University. Her current research interests focus on occupational-based interventions for homeless persons.