Karen Joudrey

Instructor; Academic Coordinator, Disability Management Certificate Program

karen jodrey

Email: kjoudrey@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-2330
Fax: 902-494-1229
Mailing Address: 
Room 208, Forrest Building, 5869 University Avenue PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2


  • BSc (OT), Dalhousie University

Research interests

  • Workplace health and wellness, accommodations, policy development, return-to-work;
  • Occupational health self-management interventions;
  • Workplace mental health/psychological health and safety.


  • Certificate in Disability Management Program Coordinator and Instructor
  • Karen has had various roles at the Dalhousie School of Occupational Therapy since 2012, as a Tutor, T.A and preceptor. Karen has been a member of the WorkSafe@Dal project team since its inception.


  • College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Society of Occupational Therapists
  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
  • World Federation of Occupational Therapists


Since 2000, Karen has fostered a generalist approach to Occupational Therapy practice, working in traditional hospital, community and clinical settings as well as in innovative areas of private practice (including but not limited to, home accessibility/modifications, seating and mobility assessment and prescription, cognitive assessment, stroke rehabilitation, future care costs analysis, Disability Case Management and Medical-Legal consulting), Karen is also a Certified Function Capacity Evaluation (FCE) Assessor. She has served as Disability Management Consultant/ Health and Wellness Advisor in the unionized environment of a prominent Canadian telecommunications company. Additionally, she has conducted ‘Fit to Drive’ evaluation and intervention. She has also worked as part of an inter-professional team conducting capacity evaluations for individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injury.

Special Interests

  • Medical-legal consulting
  • Polytraumatic and catastrophic injury case management
  • Cognitive and physical functional abilities evaluation