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As one of Canada’s leading research universities, Dalhousie attracts millions in research grants and awards annually. The School of Occupational Therapy is one of 8 schools and colleges in the Faculty of Health. Please see our faculty listing for current research interests.

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Occupational Science Research Updates

Beagan BL, Bizzeth S, Pride T, Sibbald K. (2022). LGBTQ+ identity concealment and disclosure within the (heteronormative) health professions: “Do I? Do I not? And what are the potential consequences?” [Open Access] SSM – Qualitative Research in Health, 2, 100114. https://10.1016/j.ssmqr.2022.100114   

Kiepek, N. (in press). Occupation in the Anthropocene. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Kiepek, N., & Ausman, C. (2023). “You are you, but you are also your profession”: Nebulous boundaries of personal substance use. Contemporary Drug Problems, 50(1), 63–84.

Kiepek, N., Ausman, C. Beagan, B., & Patten, S. (2022) “A reward for surviving the day”: Women professionals’ experiences of substance use in comparison to men. Performance Enhancement & Health, 10(2), 100200.

Kiepek, N., Beagan, B., & Patten, S. (2022). Reflecting on conceptualisations of ‘meaning’ in occupational therapy. Brazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy / Cadernos Brasileiros de Terapia Ocupacional, 30, e3156.  

Kiepek, N., Ausman, C., Beagan, B., & Patten, S. (2022). Substance use and meaning: Transforming occupational participation and experience. Brazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy / Cadernos Brasileiros de Terapia Ocupacional, 30, e3037.

Pride T, Beagan BL, MacLeod A, Sibbald K. (2022) Educational experiences of health professionals from marginalized groups: “It definitely takes more work.” Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, Early online. https://10.1080/15595692.2022.2149485