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Jocelyn Brown

Assistant Professor


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  • CV [PDF - 152kB]
School of Occupational Therapy

Email: jocelyn.brown@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-2557
Fax: 902-494-1229
Mailing Address: 
Room 326, Forrest Building, 5869 University Avenue PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Primary health care
  • Falls prevention
  • Early psychosis
  • Occupational choice in chronic conditions


  • BSc(OT), University of Toronto
  • MSc(OT – Post-Professional), Dalhousie University

Research interests

These include exploring intersections of health policy and health services research, particularly primary health care on chronic conditions management (including self-management). Research focused on the experiences of people living with chronic conditions and health care providers and was typically collaborative in nature.

Selected publications  

  • Versnel, J, Packer, T, Weeks, L E, Brown, J, Godwin, M, Hutchinson, S, Kephart, G, MacKenzien, D, Roger, K, Stadnyk, R, Villeneuve, M, Warner, G. (2013). The everyday experience of living with and managing a neurological condition (the LINC study): Study design. BMC neurology, 13, 30-30.
  • Brown, J. A. (2011). Talking about life after early psychosis: The impact on occupational performance. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78,156-163.
  • Townsend, E., Beagan, B., Kumas-Tan, Z., Versnel, J., Iwama, M., Landry, J., Stewart, D., Brown, J. (2007). Enabling: Occupational therapy’s core competency. In Townsend, E.A. & Polatajko, H.J. (Eds.) Enabling occupation II: Advancing an occupational therapy vision for health, well-being and justice through occupation. Ottawa: CAOT.
  • Whitehorn, D., Brown, J., Richard, J., Rui, Q., Kopala, L. (2002). Multiple dimensions of recovery in early psychosis. International Review of Psychiatry 14(4): 273-283.

Selected awards and honours

  • A Psychiatry Practicum Award, Dalhousie University (1999)
  • Holland Award in Outpatient Psychiatry, Nova Scotia Hospital (1996)


  • College of Occupational Therapist, Nova Scotia (Professional Practice Committee Member)
  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Canadian Evaluation Society
  • International Early Psychosis Association
  • Member of the Chronic Condition Management Research Group http://www.ccmrg.ca/about.php
  • Research Associate, the LINC study: The everyday Experience of living with and managing a neurological condition http://www.ccmrg.ca/linc/index.php


  • OCCU 5003 Dimensions of Professional Practice
  • OCCU 5041 Evidence Based Practice for Occupational Therapists
  • OCCU 5043 Program Evaluation for Occupational Therapists (Post-Professional Program)
  • OCCU 5043 Program Evaluation for Occupational Therapists (Entry Level Program)
  • OCCU 6000/6600 Applied Research I & II – Project Supervisor (Entry Level Program)
  • OCCU 5111 Fieldwork I (Health Mentor Faculty Supervisor)

Service & activity

  • Provincial Intersectoral Falls Prevention Committee