Collaborators

 

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.

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Rebecca Gewurtz, PhD., OT Reg.(Ont.)

 

Co-Investigator

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.

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Debbie Laliberte Rudman, PhD., OT Reg.(Ont.)

 

Co-Investigator

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. 

 

Amy Rathan

 

Collaborator

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.

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George Panter

 

Collaborator

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.

Abe Oudshoorn, RN, PhD.

 

Co-Investigator

Having worked as a nurse with people experiencing homelessness, Dr. Oudshoorn’s research focuses on health equity through housing stability. 

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Eric Todd

 

Collaborator

Mr. Todd is an advocate, public speaker and writer who is a survivor of homelessness -  a person with lived experience working for a better tomorrow so that others don't have to go through the same trials and tribulations that he did. 

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Suliman Ayrobi, BSc.(hons), Psychology/ Mental Health Studies 

Mr. Ayrobi is involved in a scoping review exploring the mental health needs of tenants living in social housing in Canada, as well as a project exploring boredom and meaningful activity among homeless individuals. 

 

Research Assistant

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. 

 

Research Assistant

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Michelle Murphy, MSc.OT (Candidate)

 

Research Assistant

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.

 

Research Coordinator

Graduate Students

 

Marisa Kfrerer, MSc.

 

PhD. Student

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. 

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