Christine Guptill, CV

Summary of Qualifications

  • Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Dec. 2015-present
  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Research Fellow, 2013-14
  • Work Disability Prevention CIHR Strategic Training Program, completed 2013
  • Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) funded post-doctoral fellowship, 2010-2013
  • PhD Rehabilitation Sciences, Western University, SSHRC doctoral fellowship, 2004-2010
  • Registered Occupational Therapist since 2000

Education


CIHR Post-doctoral fellowship                                                                           2010-2013

Dr. Joy MacDermid, McMaster University/St. Joseph’s Healthcare London                                          London, ON

Work Disability Prevention CIHR Strategic Training Program                                 2011- 2013

Trainee                                                                                                                               Toronto, ON

PhD Rehabilitation Sciences                                                                                 2004-2010

Western University                                                                                                               London, ON

Dissertation: Survivors on the edge: The lived experience of professional musicians

with playing-related injuries

Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning                            2004-2009

Western University                                                                                                               London, ON

MS Occupational Therapy (OT)                                                                              1997-2000

Western Michigan University (WMU)                                                                                   Kalamazoo, MI

Thesis: An Occupational study of physical playing-related injuries in college music students

BSc Biology                                                                                                                 1992-1996

Western University                                                                                                               London, ON

BMus Honours Performance (oboe)                                                                     1991-1995

Western University                                                                                                               London, ON

Ontario Secondary School Diploma and Bilingual Certificate                                        June 1991

Ottawa Board of Education                                                                                                                Ottawa, ON

Research Experience and Training


Assistant Professor, Dept. of Occupational Therapy                                                    Dec. 2015-present

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta

Researcher, Women & Children’s Health Research institute, University of Alberta Mar. 2019-present

Member, REPAR (Quebec Rehabilitation Research Network)                                                     Jan. 2019-present

Affiliated Researcher, Sound Studies Institute, University of Alberta                   Aug. 2018-present

Adjunct Professor, School of Music, University of Ottawa                                            July 2018-present

Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network, Western University                                                      July 2018-present

Status Only Professor, Music and Health Research Collaboratory                    Jan. 2015-present

Faculty of Music, University of Toronto

Research Fellow, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists                    Sept.2013-2014

Post-doctoral Fellowship                                                                                                    May2010-Nov.2013

McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare London – Hand & Upper Limb Clinical Research Lab

Systematic Review Workshop                                                                                 Nov. 2011

Institute for Work & Health                                                                                               Toronto, ON

Bone & Joint Initiative Young Investigators Grant Mentorship                   2010–2011

Research Assistant, Western U., Dr. Debbie Laliberte Rudman                                                      May-Aug. 2005

Project title: Mapping discursive constructions of retirement.                                                   London, ON

Research Assistant, WMU Department of OT, Dr. Debra Lindstrom-Hazel                Jan.-Apr. 1999

Focus of work: Development of a Problem-Based Learning case.                                              Kalamazoo, MI

Research Assistant, National Research Council Canada, Dr. Harold Jennings                      May-Aug. 1997

Focus of work: adherence of bacteria to lipids.                                                                            Ottawa, ON

Research Assistant, Western U.Dept. of Plant Sciences, Dr. Marc-André Lachance              Sept. 96-Apr.97

Focus of work: Maintenance and propagation of yeast strains.                                            London, ON

Research Assistant, National Research Council Canada, Drs. David Armstrong and               May-Aug. 1996

Martine Lafrance                                                                                                                           Ottawa, ON

Focus of work: Skin regeneration.

Research Assistant, Western U. Department of Zoology, Dr. John Steele               May-Aug. 1995

Focus of work: cockroach physiology.                                                                                          London, ON

Research Assistant, Carleton University Department of Cell Biology, Dr. Nathalie Chaly              May-Aug. 92-94,

Focus of work: Cell differentiation via chemical and viral mediation.                                      Sept.90-June 91

                                                                                                                                                       Ottawa, ON

Graduate Student Supervision and Examination

Graduate Student Supervisor

PhD Rehabilitation Sciences, Allison Shearer (part-time) (co-supervisor: Dr. Trish Manns)

PhD Rehabilitation Sciences, Teri Slade (co-supervisor: Dr. Doug Gross)

Graduate Student Co-supervisor

MSc Rehabilitation Sciences, Yuluan Wang, with Dr. Cary Brown; Dec. 2016-2018

Graduate Student Committees

Current:

  • PhD Public Health, Liana Lentz – supervisor Dr. Don Voaklander
  • DMus (Doctorate in music performance), Holly De Caigny – supervisor Dr. William Street
  • University of Toronto DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts), Chelsea Shanoff – supervisor Dr. Michael Thaut

Completed:

  • University of Toronto DMA, Linnea Thacker, Banting and Best fellowship – supervisor Dr. Lee Bartel; Completed Sept. 2017
  • In lieu of MSc thesis, PhD Rehabilitation Sciences student Erin McCabe – supervisor Dr. Doug Gross; completed Aug. 2017

Undergraduate Local Supervisor

Hochschule Osnabrueck International Baccalaureate, Physiotherapy, Julius Bruder – supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christoff Zalpour (completed Jan. 2017)

External Examiner

Joanne Park (2017). The effectiveness of motivational interviewing as an interventional tool for improving return-to-work rates for injured workers with musculoskeletal disorders. PhD, Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada.

Judith Robitaille (2015). Épidémiologie de la douleur musculo-squelettique liée à l’exécution de la musique

chez les étudiants d’un instrument à cordes frottées [epidemiology of musculoskeletal pain related to music performance of string students]. MSc, Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

Dale Rickert (2013). Musicians’ injuries and injury awareness in education and workplace environments: A mixed method case study of right shoulder injuries in cellists. PhD, School of Music, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Occupational Therapy Clinical Masters Student Projects

University of Alberta

2018-19: Bethany Villas, Gagan Gill, Jennifer Harris, Lauren Cubbon, Ruby Snow, Shae Kostick, Tara Dodds

2017-18: Carly Christie, Christopher Tuplin, Haekang Sam Lee, Lukas Paluch, Tristram Hannah, Zalak Patel

2016-17: Brandi Pringle, Erin Britz, Jane Brownridge, Kendal Schultz

Western University

2007-08: Ashley Finlayson, Lindsay Blackwell, Kelly Rutten

2005-06: Cynthia Jacob, Anna Park

2004-05: Mary Ann Storey, Nicole DeLong

2003-04: Kathleen Gahagan

2002-03: Kate Manson (co-supervised with Gail Perry)

Western Michigan University

2001-02: Cheryl Peltz (co-supervised with Dianne Dirette)

Graduate Student Awards and Honours

  • Chelsea Shanoff (supervisory committee), Performing Arts Medicine Association Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award, 2019

Teaching Experience

Instructor, Work it Out: Office Ergonomics                                                             May 2019-present

Co-Instructor, Application, Assessment & Evaluation of Occupational Performance  Sept. 2018-present

Instructor & Coordinator, Enabling Occupation: Productivity                                   Sep.2016-present

Instructor, Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences                             Oct. 2014-Jan. 2016

Courses: The Body and Mind at Work WHDM 103

Job Analysis DMCCE

The Role of Assessment DMCCF

Instructor, Health and Music Performance EMU 405 HI                                                       Jan.-Apr., 2015

Faculty of Music, University of Toronto

Advisor, MSc Health & Rehabilitation Sciences – Health Promotion               Sept2013-Dec2014

Western University, non-core graduate status, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences                         

  • Project title: Impact of a university level course, Health and Music Performance, on learning outcome changes of knowledge, behaviour and intention (Kate Moon) (did not complete)

Assistant Professor                                                                                                 Jan.2012-Apr.2014

Course: Health and Music Performance MU 3949B, HS 3091B 001                                                   London, ON

  • Cross-listed, School of Health Studies and Faculty of Music

Lecturer, Western U. School of Health Studies                                                          Jan.-Apr. 2009

HS3091b: Health and Music Performance                                                                                           London, ON

  • Independently prepared and delivered new half-course

Teaching Assistant, Western U. School of Occupational Therapy                                 Sept.-Dec. 06-08

OT 9631w: Enabling occupational performance through personal adaptation                                                      London, ON

Lecturer, Western U. School of Health Studies                                                                        Jan.-Apr. 2007

HS 206b: Health occupations                                                                                                             London, ON

Teaching Assistant, Western U. School of Health Studies                                           Jan.-Apr. 2005

HS 206b: Health occupations                                                                                                             London, ON

Lecturer, Western U.School of Occupational Therapy                                                                      Sept.-Dec. 04-05

OT 641w: Change agency: Enabling occupational performance through occupational adaptation                         London, ON

and micro-environmental change

OT 531w: Understanding the person with impairments: Cognitive, affective, and physical effects of impairment

and their impact on occupational performance

Lecturer, Western U. School of Occupational Therapy (full-time)                                                     Sept. 03-Aug. 04

  • Co-taught 3 half courses in fall semester 2003                                                                  London, ON
  • Collaborated in developing course syllabi
  • Prepared and delivered half of course materials (topics included interview and transfer skills, mental health conditions, perceptual disabilities, adaptive technology, the WHO ICF, activity analysis)
  • Coordinated fieldwork program in winter and summer semesters 2004

Facilitator, London Health Sciences Centre, Patient Support Associate/Technical                                                        2002-2003                                                                

Support Associate Training                                                                                                           London, ON

Fieldwork Educator, London Health Sciences Centre                                                          2002-2003

  • Supervised 4 students for a total of 300 hours                                                               London, ON

Co-supervisor, WMU Department of Occupational Therapy                                         2001-2002

Cheryl Peltz, MS(OT) student independent research project                                            Kalamazoo, MI

Teaching Assistant, WMU Department of Biological Sciences                                         Sept.98-Dec.00

BIOS 1500: Molecular and cellular biology                                                                                          Kalamazoo, MI

  • Independently prepared and administered labs, incl. teaching, quizzes, and grading
  • Taught 7 lectures when professor became ill

 

Clinical Experience


Occupational Therapist – private practice (musician referrals)                                                      2010-present

Occupational Therapist, Glen Sather Performing Arts Medicine Clinic                                   Mar.2017-Mar.2018

Occupational Therapist, National Youth Orchestra Canada                                           2007-2016

Primary care of musicians; coordination and communication with health advisory team members; delivery of injury prevention workshop to all orchestra members; assisting with funding development for health strategies; media relations

Occupational Therapist, VHA Rehab Solutions                                                       Oct.2014-Dec.2015

Community-based occupational therapy

Occupational Therapist                                                                                                        July 08-Jan. 12

Southwestern Rehabilitation Assessments                                                                                               London, ON

Occupational Therapist                                                                                                       Apr. 05-Jan. 06

DMA Rehability                                                                                                                 London, ON

Occupational Therapist, Occupational Health & Safety                                                   March 02-Sept.03

London Health Sciences Centre                                                                                              London, ON

Hand Therapist, Hand and Upper Limb Centre                                                       June 2001-Mar.02

St. Joseph’s Health Care London                                                                                           London, ON

Occupational Therapist, School Health                                                           Mar.00-June 01

Pathways Centre for Children                                                                                  Sarnia, ON

Peer-Reviewed Articles (underlined: supervised student)

Slade, T., Gross, D., Niwa, L., McKillop, A.B., & Guptill, C. Sex and gender demographic questions: Minimizing measurement error and nonresponse bias. Submitted to Demographics, January, 2020.

Wang, Y., Rivard, A., Guptill, C., Boliek, C., & Brown, C. Characteristics of sleep-conducive music: An evidence review. Submitted to Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, January, 2020.

Visentin, P., Running, D., Ranelli, S., Wijsman, S., Awosoga, O., & Guptill, C. Playing-related musculoskeletal disorders in conductors: Prevalence and associated risk factors. Submitted to Music Educators’ Journal, November, 2019.

Bruder, J., Villas, B., Haugan, C., McKenzie, K., Patel, Z., Ballenberger, N., Zalpour, C., & Guptill, C. Musiccohort: Canadian validation of an assessment protocol for student musicians. Submitted to Medical Problems of Performing Artists, November, 2019.

Benoit-Piau, J., Morin, M., Fortin, S., Guptill, C., & Gaudreault, N. Towards the validation of the Movement Competency Screen for professional and pre-professional dancers. Submitted to International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, October, 2019.

Villas, B., Duarte Wisnesky, U., Campbell, S., Slavik, L., & Guptill, C. The role of occupational therapy in musicians’ health: A scoping review protocol. Submitted to JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, October, 2019.

Cubbon, L., Darga, K., Duarte Wisnesky, U., Dennett, L., & Guptill, C. The impact of depression among entrepreneurs: A scoping review. Submitted to Small Business Economics, September, 2019.

Guptill, C., Ha, C., & Robson, B. The impact of stretching for instrumental music and dance performers: A scoping review. Submitted to Medical Problems of Performing Artists, May, 2018; revisions submitted May 2019.

Lentz, L., Randall, J.R., Gross, D.P., Guptill, C., Senthilsevan, A. & Voaklander, D. (in press). The association between fitness test scores and musculoskeletal injury in Police officers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Shanoff, C., Kang, K., Guptill, C., & Thaut, M. (in press). Playing-related injuries and posture among saxophonists. Medical Problems of Performing Artists.

Lentz, L., Gross, D.P., Guptill, C., Senthilsevan, A. & Voaklander, D. (in press). A description of musculoskeletal injuries in a Canadian police service. International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health.

Baadjou, V., Ackermann, B., Guptill, C., de Lisle, R., Ranelli, S., Rennie-Salonen, B., Visentin, P., & Wijsman, S. (2019). Health education literacy and accessibility for musicians: a global approach. Report from the Worldwide Universities Network project. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 34(2):105-107. DOI: 10.21091/mppa.2019.2011

Park, J., Gross, D.P., Rayani, F., Norris, C., Roduta Roberts, M., James, C., Guptill, C., & Esmail, S. (2019). Model of Human Occupation and Motivational Interviewing complements occupational therapy practice in vocational rehabilitation. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 62, 629-641. DOI: 10.3233/WOR-192895

Ashworth, N., Aidoo, H., Antle, D., Doroshenko, A., Els, C., Flaschner, D.M., Gross, D., Guptill, C., Potter, P., Tan, M., & Straube, S. (2019). Botulinum toxin for the treatment of focal hand dystonia: A systematic review of

randomized controlled trials. Open Journal of Neurology, 13, 32-44. DOI: 10.2174/1874205X01913010032.

McCabe, E., Miciak, M., Dennett, L., Manns, P., Guptill, C., Hall, J., & Gross, D. (2018). The measurement of therapeutic relationship in the care of patients with haemophilia: A scoping review. Health Expectations, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.12827

Baadjou, V.A.E., de Bie, R.A., Guptill, C.A., & Smeets, R.J.E.M.(2017). Psychometric properties of the DASH performing arts module. Disability and Rehabilitation, DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1362707.

Guptill, C. (2012). Injured professional musicians and the complex relationship between occupation and health. Journal of Occupational Science, 19(3), 258-270.

Guptill, C. (2011). The lived experience of working as musician with an injury. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 40(3), 269-280.

Guptill, C. (2011). The lived experience of professional musicians with playing-related injuries: A phenomenological inquiry. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 26(2), 84-95.

Guptill, C. and Zaza, C. (2010). Injury prevention – What music teachers can do. Music Educators Journal, 96(4), 28-34.

Jacob, C., Guptill, C. and Sumsion, T. (2009). Music as leisure occupation: The lived experiences of university choir members. Journal of Occupational Science, 16(3), 187-193.

Park, A., Guptill, C. and Sumsion, T. (2008). Warum Musikstudenten trotz des Risikos spielbedingter Verletzungen weitermusizieren. Musikphysiologie und Musikermedizin, 15(1), 6-18.

Guptill, C. (2008). Musicians’ Health: Applying the ICF Framework in Research. Disability & Rehabilitation, 30(12), 970-977.

Guptill, C. and Bruijn Golem, M. (2008). Case study: Musicians’ playing-related injuries. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 30, 307-310.

Park, A., Guptill, C. and Sumsion, T. (2007). Why music majors pursue music despite the risk of playing-related injuries. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 22, 89-96.

Allan, C.M., Campbell, W.N., Guptill, C.A., Stephenson, F.F., Campbell, K.E. (2006). A Conceptual Model for Interprofessional Education: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). The Journal of Interprofessional Care, 20(3), 235-245.

Guptill, C., Zaza, C., and Paul, S. (2005). Treatment preferences of injured college student musicians. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 25, 4-8.

Guptill, C., Zaza, C., and Paul, S. (2000). An occupational study of physical playing-related injuries in college music students. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 15, 86-90.

Lachance, M.A., Pupovac-Velikonja, A., Schlag, B., Pang, W.M., and Guptill, C. (1997). Yeast as a yeast habitat. Yeast: A newsletter for persons interested in yeast, 56(1), 15.

Stakeholder Publications


Guptill, C. & Perry, A. (2015). Snapshots of occupational therapists as change agents: Poverty. Occupational Therapy Now, 17(5), 16-17.

Guptill, C. (2014). De believing van werken als musicus met een blessure [the experience of working as a musician with an injury] [Dutch]. Tijdschrift voor Bedrijfs- en Verzekeringsgeneeskunde [Journal for Business and Insurance Medicine], 22 (10), 2014.

Guptill, C. (2014). Musicians’ health: A developing role for occupational therapists. Occupational Therapy Now, 16(6), 29-31.

Carrier, M.-H., Dieleman, C., Guptill, C., Shimmell, L., Steggles, E. and Bayes, S. (2014). Integrating occupational therapy students into correctional halfway houses: An outcome of the 2013 CAOT conference. Occupational Therapy Now, 16(6), 14-16.

Peer-reviewed Research Presentations

Benoit-Piau, J.,Morin, M., Fortin, S., Guptill, C., & Gaudreault, N. (2019). Lumbar pain in dancers: Differences between ballet and contemporary. 29th annual conference, International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, Montreal, QC.

Guptill, C., Visentin, P., Wijsman, S., & Ackermann, B. (2019). Sound Performers Canada: Impact of a blended-learning course for pre-professional musicians. International Symposium on Performance Science, Melbourne, Australia (presented by P. Visentin).

Wijsman, S., Ackermann, B., Baadjou, V., DeLisle, R., Ginsborg, J., Guptill, C., Rennie-Salonen, B., & Visentin, P. (2019). Development and design of the Musicians’ Health Literacy Questionnaire (MHL-Q19). International Symposium on Performance Science, Melbourne, Australia.

Shanoff, C., Kang, K., Guptill, C., & Thaut, M. (2019). Playing-related injuries and posture among saxophonists. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award, Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium, University of California – Los Angeles, CA.

Ginsborg, J., Ackermann, B., Baadjou, V., de Lisle, R., Guptill, C., Rennie-Salonen, B., Visentin, P., & Wijsman, S. (2019). Development and Design of the Musicians’ Health Literacy Questionnaire (MHL-Q19). Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium, University of California – Los Angeles, CA.

Benoit-Piau, J.,Morin, M., Fortin, S., Guptill, C., & Gaudreault, N. (2019). Assessing lumbopelvic stability in dancers: Functional tests compared to ultrasound measurements. 10th Interdisciplinary world congress on low back and pelvic girdle pain, Antwerp, Belgium.

Guptill, C., Visentin, P., Roduta-Roberts, M., Ackermann, B., Baadjou, V., de Lisle, R.,Ginsborg, J., & Wijsman, S. (2019). Sound Performers Canada: Impact of a blended learning course for occupational resilience and health literacy in pre-professional musicians. Work Disability Prevention and Integration conference, Odense, Denmark.

Bruder, J., Villas, B., Haugan, C., McKenzie, K., Patel, Z., & Guptill, C. (2019). MusicCohort: Canadian validation of an assessment protocol for student musicians. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists annual conference, Niagara Falls, ON.

Gill, G. & Guptill, C. (2019). Impact of social support during return to work: A scoping review. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists annual conference, Niagara Falls, ON.

Benoit-Piau, J.,Morin, M., Fortin, S., Guptill, C., & Gaudreault, N. (2019). Douleur lombaire chez les danseurs: différences entre ballet et contemporain [Lumbar pain in dancers: Differences between ballet and contemporary dance]. 3rd Congress of the Quebec Rehabilitation Research Network (REPAR), Montreal, QC.

Guptill, C., Baadjou, V., de Bie, R., & Smeets, R. (2019). Psychometric properties of the DASH Performing Arts module. Canadian Society of Hand Therapists annual conference, Edmonton, AB.

Baadjou, V., Ackermann, B., Guptill, C., de Lisle, R., Ranelli, S., Rennie-Salonen, B., Visentin, P., & Wijsman, S. (2019). Health literacy. Rehabilitation & Music conference, Groningen, Netherlands.

Ballenberger, N., Möller, D., Guptill, C., Bruder, J., & Zalpour, C. (2018).Occurrence of musculoskeletal health complaints and associated risk factors in music students and non-music students: Interim results from an ongoing cohort study. 2nd World Congress on Musicians’ Physiotherapy, Osnabrueck, Germany.

Guptill, C., Chong, J., van Eerd, D., St-Pierre, P., Ha, C., & Ackermann, B. (2018). Results of a scoping review of the relationship between physical and psychosocial well-being in musicians. Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium, Chapman University, Orange, CA.

Guptill, C., Chong, J., van Eerd, D., St-Pierre, P., Ha, C., & Ackermann, B. (2018). Mental and physical health of musicians: A scoping review. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Vancouver, BC.

Guptill, C. (2018). Assessing musicians’ health: A trio. Canadian University Music Society (MusCan) annual conference, McEwan University, Edmonton, AB.

Guptill, C., Ackermann, B., Chong, J., van Eerd, D., & St-Pierre, P. (2017). A scoping review of the relationship between physical and psychosocial well-being in musicians. Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium, Snowmass, CO.

Guptill, C., Kelleher, L., MacDermid, J., & Dickey, J.  (2016). Prevalence and incidence of PRMD in instrumental musicians: A scoping review. Work Disability Prevention & Integration conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Robson, B., Guptill, C., & Ha, C. (2016). Is stretching detrimental for music and dance performers? A scoping review. Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium, New York, NY.

Guptill, C., Ackermann, B., Chong, J., van Eerd, D., & St-Pierre, P. (2016). It Hurts When I Play: A realist review of the relationship between physical and psychosocial well-being in musicians. Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium, New York, NY.

Guptill, C., Visentin, P., & Ranelli, S. (2014). Performing Arts Medicine Research Workshop. Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium, Snowmass, CO.

Guptill, C., Ackermann, B., Chong, J., van Eerd, D., & St-Pierre, P. (2015). Playing Well: A systematic review protocol of incidence and prevalence of playing-related musculoskeletal injuries in professional and pre-professional musicians. Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium, Snowmass, CO.

Guptill, C., McLean, D., & Chong, J. (2014). Musicians’ health in Canadian universities: A knowledge translation & exchange round-table. Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium, Snowmass, CO.

Guptill, C., Moon, Y., Potter, P. & MacDermid, J. (2014). Behaviour and Intention in Music and Health Students. Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium, Snowmass, CO.

Guptill, C., McLean, D.,& Chong, J. (2014).  Musicians’ health in Canadian university schools of music:

A round table discussion. Canadian University Music Society conference, St. Catharines, ON.

Guptill, C. Kelleher, L., MacDermid, J., & Dickey, J.(2013). Prevalence and incidence of playing-related musculoskeletal disorders in instrumental musicians: A scoping review. Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Guptill, C., Kelleher, L., MacDermid, J., & Dickey, J.(2013). Prevalence and incidence of playing-related musculoskeletal disorders in instrumental musicians: A scoping review. Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium, Snowmass, CO.

Guptill, C., Smith, B., MacDermid, J.(2012). Testing the effectiveness of an injury prevention program for elite young musicians. Work Disability Prevention and Integration conference, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Guptill, C. & Smith, B. (2012). Injury Prevention with National Youth Orchestra Canada. Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium, Snowmass, CO.

Guptill, C. (2012). Effectiveness of an injury prevention workshop for elite young musicians. Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health, Vancouver, BC.

Guptill, C. (2012). Injury Prevention for National Youth Orchestra Canada. Canadian Society of Hand Therapists and Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand joint meeting, Toronto, ON.

Guptill, C. (2011). A prevention program for musicians’ playing-related health problems. The ‘Burden’ of Disability: Toward Re-conceptualizing Work and Disability, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON.

Guptill, C. (2011). The lived experience of professional musicians with playing-related injuries. Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award presentation, Performing Arts Medicine Association annual Medical Problems of Performing Artists symposium, Snowmass, CO.

Guptill, C. (2011). Workshop: Health and music education. Leading Music Education International Conference, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2010). Does occupation improve health?: Injured professional musicians and the complex relationship between occupation, justice and health. Society for the Study of Occupation: USA and Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists (CSOS) joint conference, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2009). Survivors on the edge: The lived experience of injured professional musicians. Presented at Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) national conference, Occupational Science stream, Ottawa, ON.

Guptill, C. (2008). Survivors on the edge: The lived experience of injured professional musicians. Presented at 1st Music, Health and Happiness Conference, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK.

Guptill, C. (2007). The lived experience of musicians with playing-related injuries. Presented at 8th Annual Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference, Banff, AB.

Park, A., Guptill, C., and Sumsion, T. (2007). Why music majors pursue music despite the risk of playing-related injuries. Presented at annual Symposium on Medical Problems of Musicians and Dancers, Aspen, CO.

Guptill, C. (2007). Musicians’ health: The state of the art. Presented at 13th Annual North American Collaborating Center Conference on ICF, Niagara Falls, NY.

Allan, C., Campbell, W., Guptill, C., Stephenson, F., and Campbell, K. (2005). The World Health Organization’s ICF: A model for health education. Presented at Ontario Medical Education Network symposium, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2004). OT and musicians’ injuries. Presented at Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) annual conference, Charlottetown, PE.

Guptill, C. (2004). OT and musicians’ injuries. Presented at American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Guptill, C. (2003). Doctor, it hurts when I play. Presented at Music & Lifelong Learning Conference, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2002). The injured college music student: An occupational study. Presented at first Canadian Symposium on Occupational Science, Halifax, NS.

Guptill, C. (1999). An occupational study of musicians’ injuries. Presented at Michigan Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Manitoulin Island, MI.

Guptill, C. (1999). An occupational study of physical playing-related injuries in college music students. Presented at annual Symposium on Medical Problems of Musicians and Dancers, Aspen, CO.

Peer-Reviewed Poster Presentations

Bruder, J., Villas, B., Haugan, C., McKenzie, K., Patel, Z., & Guptill, C. (2019). Music Cohort: Canadian trial of protocol to assess musicians’ health. Work Disability Prevention and Integration conference, Odense, Denmark.

Slade, T., Guptill, C., McKillop, A., & Gross, D. (2019). Methodological rigour in sex and gender demographic questions: the consideration of gender diverse individuals as a means to minimize measurement error and nonresponse bias. Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Research Day, Edmonton, AB.

McCabe, E., Miciak, M., Dennett, E., Manns, P., Guptill, C., Hall, J., & Gross, D.P. (2018). The measurement of therapeutic relationship in the care of patients with haemophilia: A scoping review. World Federation of Hemophilia World Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Bruder, J., Guptill, C., Ballenberger, N., Patel, Z., & Zalpour, C. (2018). MusicCohort: Canadian validation of an assessment protocol for student musicians. Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium, Chapman University, Orange, CA.

Bruder, J., Guptill, C., Ballenberger, N., Patel, Z., & Zalpour, C. (2018). MusicCohort: Canadian validation of an assessment protocol for student musicians. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Vancouver, BC.

Dieleman, C., Campbell, R., & Guptill, C. (2016). Meeting Halfway: Impact of OT student placements in correctional halfway houses. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists annual conference, Banff, AB.

Guptill, C., Smith, B., MacDermid, J.(2012). Testing the effectiveness of an injury prevention program for elite young musicians. Work Disability Prevention and Integration conference, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Guptill, C. (2011). Does occupation improve health?: Injured professional musicians and the complex relationship between occupation, justice and health. Faculty of Health Sciences Research Plenary, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

Park, A., Guptill, C., and Sumsion, T. (2007). Why music majors pursue music despite the risk of playing-related injuries. Presented at CAOT annual conference, St. John’s, NF.

Guptill, C. and Zaza, C. (2007). Injury prevention: What can music teachers do? Presented at Music Teachers National Association, Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations, and The Royal Conservatory of Music joint conference, Toronto, ON.

Conference Proceedings

Robson, B.& Guptill, C. (2016). Is stretching detrimental for music and dance performers? A scoping review. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Symposium of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, “Medical Problems of Performing Artists”.

Guptill C.,Ackermann, B., Chong, J., van Eerd, D., & St-Pierre, P. (2015). Playing Well: Protocol for a systematic review of incidence and prevalence of MSK injuries in professional and pre-professional musicians. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Symposium of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, “Medical Problems of Performing Artists”.

Guptill, C., McLean, D., & Chong, J. (2014). Musicians’ health in Canadian universities: A knowledge translation & exchange round-table. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Symposium of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, “Medical Problems of Performing Artists”.

Guptill, C., Kelleher, L., MacDermid, J., & Dickey, J.(2013). Prevalence and incidence of playing-related musculoskeletal disorders in instrumental musicians: A scoping review. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Symposium of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, “Medical Problems of Performing Artists”.

Guptill, C. & Smith, B.(2012). Injury prevention with National Youth Orchestra Canada. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Symposium of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, “Medical Problems of Performing Artists”.

Invited Presentations

Guptill, C. (2019). Practicing for Peak Performance. Musician Wellness Pedagogy Saturday presentation, Music Teachers’ National Association Annual Conference, Spokane, WA.

Guptill, C. (2019). Injury Prevention: What every musician must know. Webinar, College Music Society.

Guptill, C. (2018). Alberta Music (industry association) Dowload YEG series, ‘Mental and physical wellbeing in the music industry’.

Guptill, C. (2017). Assessing musicians’ health: A trio. Presented at Music & Health Research Collaboratory Colloquium series, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto; School of Music, Colloquium series, University of Ottawa; and in Music 271, Performance Science at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, USA.

Guptill, C., Markevych, O., and Wong, Y.-Y. (2017). Musicians’ Health. Presentation at Music Conference Alberta, Red Deer, AB.

Guptill, C. (2017). Partnerships for better care: Musicians’ health. Invited workshop presented at Occupational Therapy Professional Development Committee Conference, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Guptill, C. (2017). Call to action: The next 150 years. Closing keynote, Performing Arts Medicine Association Canadian Regional meeting, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

Guptill, C. (2017). Musicians’ health. Presentation to undergraduate students and students of Prof. Christine Tithecott, Western University, London, ON. Supported by Western University Faculty Gift Fund.

Guptill, C. (2016). Injury prevention: What music teachers can do. Webinar, Music Teachers’ National Association. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_jDNaVRdPM and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C532ClN9lbY&feature=youtu.be  (Total 1078 views, November 2019)

Guptill, C. (2015). Musicians’ health and the Musicians Clinics of Canada. Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians annual meeting, Windsor, ON.

Kadel, N., Chong, C., Guptill, C., Hancox, A., Miller, C., & Morton, J. (2015). Panel: Disparity, prevention and provision of care in performing arts medicine. Performing Arts Medicine Association Canadian Regional meeting, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, ON.

Guptill, C. (2014). Musicians’ Health: What Music Teachers Can Do. Workshop presented at annual Ontario Music Educators’ Association meeting, London, ON.

Guptill, C., Thiessen, A., and McEwan, B. (2014). How not to get hurt by your instrument. Panel presentation at Folk Music Ontario conference, Toronto, ON.

Guptill, C. (2011-14). Musicians’ Health. Guest lecture, 800-001, Performance Awareness, The Glenn Gould School, Toronto, ON.

Guptill, C. (fall 2012; winter 2014). Musicians’ injuries: a model for biomechanics intervention. Guest lecture, PHE 480H1 – Ergonomics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

Guptill, C. (2014).Basic Science: Why haven’t we used scientific information to determine optimal dance and music technique? Performing Arts Medicine Association Canadian Regional meeting, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, ON.

Liederbach, M., Guptill, C., Jacobs, C. & Lejkowski, P. (2014). Panel: What is an injury? Performing Arts Medicine Association Canadian Regional meeting, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, ON.

Guptill, C. (2013). Musicians’ Health. Pre-tour presentation to returning National Youth Orchestra Canada members, Toronto, ON.

Chasin, M., Chong, J., & Guptill, C. (2013). Does hearing protection work? Performing Arts Medicine Association Canadian Regional meeting, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, ON.

Guptill, C. (2013). Healthy piano performance. Guest lecture, Applied Principle Instrument, Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla, Western University, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2013). Musicians’ Health. Workshop presented to UWO opera orchestra (MU 1901/2901/3901/4901), Western University, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2013). Musicians’ health workshop. Western University Oboe Day, Western University, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2012). Musicians’ injuries: a model for biomechanics intervention. Guest lecture, PHE 480H1 – Ergonomics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

Guptill, C. (2011-13).Work-related upper extremity injuries. Guest lecture in OT 9642, Practice in Context II, Western U., London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2011-13). Healthy educators and conductors. Guest lecture, Music 2830a, Practicum in Choral Techniques, Western University, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2012).Workshop: Delivering injury prevention for musicians and music educators. Inaugural International MusikPhysio conference, University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück, Germany.

Guptill, C. (2012). Keynote presentation – Musicians’ Health: A developing role for therapists.Inaugural International MusikPhysio conference, University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück, Germany.

Guptill, C. & Smith, B. (2012). Injury Prevention with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Performing Arts Medicine Association Canadian Regional meeting, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, ON.

Guptill, C. (2011). The lived experience of professional musicians with playing-related injuries: A phenomenological inquiry (Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award). Presented at the 29th Annual Symposium of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, “Medical Problems of Performing Artists”.

Guptill, C. (2011). Musicians’ injuries: Techniques for injury prevention. Performing Arts Medicine Association first Canadian Regional meeting Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, ON.

Guptill, C. (2011). Injury Prevention with National Youth Orchestra Canada: Trials & Triumphs. Presentation to Performing Arts Medicine research group, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Netherlands.

Guptill, C. (2010). Injury prevention: What music teachers can do. Presentation to Fusion, the Ontario Music Educators’ Association annual conference, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2010). Injury prevention: What music teachers can do. Presentation to Music Educators’ Student Associaton, The University of Western Ontario Don Wright Faculty of Music, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2008-present). Musicians’ health. Invited presentation to the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2008-2010). Musicians’ health. Invited presentation to London Youth Symphony Orientation Day, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2009). Musicians’ health. Invited presentation to London Youth Symphony Chamber Players, London, ON.

Guptill, C., Potter, P., and Clements, P. (2007, 2009). Medical problems of instrumental musicians. Invited presentation at Music and Medicine series, Faculty of Medicine, Western U.

Guptill, C. and Clements, P. (2007). Injury prevention. Invited presentation series to the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2005). Repetitive strain injuries. Invited presentation to the London Occupational Safety and Health Repetitive Strain Injury Support, Information, and Action Group, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2001-2008). Musicians’ injuries. Invited presentations to Faculty of Music students by Faculty of Music Peer Guides, Western U., London, ON.

Stakeholder Presentations


Guptill, C., Varghese, S., Poukhovski, A., & Brett-MacLean, P. (2019). Screening of the film Whiplash (2014; Academy Award, Best Supporting Actor, J.K. Simmons; nominated, Best Picture); post-screening Q&A. University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry’s Science in the Cinema Series, Edmonton, AB.

Guptill, C. & Brooks, S. (2018). Screening of documentary film Composed and discussion of performance anxiety and mental health for musicians. Collaborative presentation of Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and Department of Music, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Guptill, C., Ackermann, B., Chan, C., Visentin, P., & Wijsman, S. (2017). Sound Performers and Musicians’ Health. Workshops presented at U. of Alberta and U. of Lethbridge, AB.

Guptill, C. (2012-15). Musicians’ health. Workshop presented at Faculty of Music orientation, Western University, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2013). Musicians’ Health: What music teachers can do. Guest lecture, heads of music departments and Learning Coordinator: Art, Drama, Music & Dance, Thames Valley District School Board, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2011; 2013). Musicians’ Health: What music teachers can do. Guest lecture, ED 5218, Curriculum and Pedagogy in Intermediate/Senior Music (Instrumental), Western University, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2012). Musicians’ Health: What Music Teachers Can Do. Workshop presented at annual Ontario Music Educators’ Association meeting, Toronto, ON.

Guptill, C. (2011-12). Musicians’ health workshop. Western University Oboe Day, Western University, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2012). Musicians’ health workshop. McMaster University, School for the Arts, Hamilton, ON.

Guptill, C. (2010). Musicians’ health: What music teachers can do. Information booth at Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association conference, London, ON.

Journal Editing

Guest Editor, Two-part special issue on Health in the Performing Arts, WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation.

  • From the Guest Editor, Health in the Performing Arts issue 1 (2010), 40(3), 253-254.
  • From the Guest Editor, Health in the Performing Arts issue 2 (201, 41(1), 1-4.

Journal Reviewing

  • Member, Editorial Board, Medical Problems of Performing Artists. Reviews:August, 2018, re-review March 2019; April 2018; January 2017; February and December, 2016; November 2012 and re-review, March 2013.
  • Annals of Work Exposures and Health, October 2018 and re-review April 2019
  • Qualitative Research in Psychology, March 2017
  • Journal of Hand Therapy, June 2016
  • PLOS-ONE, June 2016 and re-review August, 2016
  • BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 2012
  • Journal of Occupational Science, March and re-review June 2019; August and re-review November 2012
  • BMC Research Notes, December 2011 and re-review, 2012
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, November 2010

Stakeholder Publication Reviews


·       International Musician, Official Journal of the Canadian/American Federation of Musicians, Column: To Your Health,September and December 2016; August 2017

Other Publications

Guptill, C. (2008). Family friendly?: Recommending changes to the tri-council policies on maternity and parental leaves for graduate and post-doctoral fellows. Position paper prepared for the Society of Graduate Students and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, The University of Western Ontario; submitted to tri-councils by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies, 2009.

Blackwell, L., Finlayson, A., Guptill, C., and Sumsion, T. (2008). Exploring the occupations of first-time mothers working both inside and outside the home. Proceedings of The University of Western Ontario Occupational Therapy Conference on Evidence-Based Practice, 8.

Rutten, K., Guptill, C., and Sumsion, T. (2008). The experience of breastfeeding: Narrative stories from first-time mothers living in rural Southwestern Ontario. Proceedings of The University of Western Ontario Occupational Therapy Conference on Evidence-Based Practice, 8.

Jacob, C., Guptill, C., and Sumsion, T. (2006). Music as leisure occupation: The lived experiences of university choir members. Proceedings of The University of Western Ontario Occupational Therapy Conference on Evidence-Based Practice, 6, 61-63.

Park, A., Guptill, C., and Sumsion, T. (2006). Why music majors pursue music despite the risk of playing-related injuries. Proceedings of The University of Western Ontario Occupational Therapy Conference on Evidence-Based Practice, 6, 64-66.

DeLong, N., Storey, M.A., and Guptill, C. (2005). Professional Musician’s Injuries. Proceedings of The University of Western Ontario Occupational Therapy Conference on Evidence-Based Practice, 5, 21-24.

Gahagan, K. and Guptill, C. (2004). University instrumental musicians’ experiences with playing-related physical problems and treatment: Hearing their stories. Proceedings of The University of Western Ontario Occupational Therapy Conference on Evidence-Based Practice, 4, 97-99.

Manson, K., Guptill, C., and Perry, G. (2003). Musician Playing-related injuries. Proceedings of The University of Western Ontario Occupational Therapy Conference on Evidence-Based Practice, 3, 55-57.

Peltz, C., Guptill, C., and Dirette, D. (2002). College music student’s perspectives regarding medical care for playing-related injuries. Master of Science in OT independent project, WMU, Kalamazoo, MI.

Other Presentations

Guptill, C., Varghese, S., & Poukhovski, A. (2019). Screening: Whiplash [film]. Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry “Science in the Cinema” series, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Guptill, C. and Gahagan, K. (2005). OT and musicians’ injuries. Presented at Occupational and Physical Therapy Symposium d’Ergotherapie et de Physiotherapie, London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2003). Musicians’ injuries: Prevalence, use of health care, and the meaning of playing. Paper presented at Rehabilitation Sciences Seminar Series, Western U., London, ON.

Guptill, C. (2001). Case study: Hand injuries of musicians. Paper presented to Occupational Therapy Professional Practice Group, London, ON.

 

Artistic Works

Simply Beautiful Music (2010). Three disc set including Mozart, W.A. Great Mass in C minor K.427; Bach, J.S., Cantatas; and unaccompanied choral works. Fanshawe Chorus London and Concert Players Orchestra. Recorded and produced by Fanshawe Chorus London. 2nd oboe.

CBC Radio Mostly Music broadcast (December 21, 1994). Program including Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (Excerpts). Recorded at Centennial Hall, London, ON, December 14-15, 1994. 3rd oboe and English horn.

Funding and Awards (PI unless indicated)

Total to date: $346,715 as PI ($4,034,089 total)

Name Value Type Source Period Held
Network Catalyst Grant (co-applicant) $1,983,984 National CIHR 2020-2025
Dialogue Grant, Kule Institute for Advanced Study, U. of Alberta $2500 Institutional Endowment 2019-2020
WCB AB (co-investigator) ‘Program of research and training in occupational medicine’ $585,450 Provincial WCB AB 2019-2021
Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) (co-investigator) $300,000 Provincial Alberta Innovates 2019-2021
MITACS Accelerate (co-investigator) $30,000 National MITACS 2019-2020
Insight Development Grant $58,215 National SSHRC 2018-2020
FRM travel grant $1000 Institutional FRM 2018
Work Rehabilitation Partnership Grant (co-investigator) Quebec Safety and Security Research Institute (IRSST), and Network for Research in Rehabilitation (REPAR) $39,562 Provincial IRSST-REPAR 2018-2019
Sound Studies Institute seed funding (co-investigator) $4000 Institutional Sound Studies Institute 2018-2019
WCB AB funding (co-investigator) ‘Evidence Syntheses Relevant to Occupational Health’ $487,875 Provincial WCB AB 2017-2019
Partnership Development Grant (collaborator) $199,782 National SSHRC 2016-2019
Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) (co-PI) £10,000 International WUN 2017-2018
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (FRM) New Investigators’ Grant $ 7,484 Institutional FRM 2017-2018
Research Collaboration Awards (co-investigator) $22,000 AUD Institutional University of Western Australia 2017-2018
Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) Research Assistant (Education Coordinator, Pre-conference Course) $15,000 USD International PAMA 2017-2018
Dialogue Grant, Kule Institute for Advanced Study, U. of Alberta $2500 Institutional Endowment 2017-2018
FRM travel grant $1000 Institutional FRM 2017
FRM Conference grant $3500 Institutional FRM 2016-2017
Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (co-investigator) $20,000 Provincial Government of Nova Scotia 2014-2017
FRM travel grant $1000 Institutional FRM 2016
Trainee, Work Disability Prevention CIHR Strategic Training Program $21,600 stipend; $12,000 courses and mentoring; $2084 travel National Canadian Institutes of Health Research April 2011- March 2014
Allied Health Professional Development Fund $225 Provincial Government of Ontario 2013
Governor General Diamond Jubilee Award N/A National Governor General of Canada; National Youth Orchestra Canada 2012
CIHR Travel Award (Institute for Population and Public Health) $2,442 National Canadian Institutes of Health Research April 2012
Performing Arts Medicine Association Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award $300 honorarium; $800 travel stipend International Performing Arts Medicine Association January – December 2011
Bone & Joint Decade Young Investigators Initiative Grant Mentoring Program N/A (2-weekend workshop; room & board; airfare) International Bone & Joint Decade USA and Canada October 2010- April 2011
Post-doctoral Fellowship $55,000/ Year National Canadian Institutes of Health Research May 2010 – Oct. 2013
Allied Health Professional Development Fund $965 Provincial Health Force Ontario March 2010
Doctoral Fellowship $20,000/ year National Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada May 2005 – August 2008
Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST) $15,000/ year Provincial Ontario Government N/A (withdrawn due to successful SSHRC fellowship)
Travel and conference grant $600 USD International North American Collaborating Center for ICF June 2007
Graduate Thesis Research Award $1,500 University The University of Western Ontario February 2007-December 2007
Journal of Interprofessional Care Student Award $500/ author International Health Canada/ Journal of Interprofessional Care 2005
Special University Scholarship $2,000/ term University The University of Western Ontario September 2004 – April 2005
Certificate of Appreciation, Western U. Instructor Evaluation score 6.0 or above (7-point scale) Non-monetary University Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario June 2012; September 2004
Western Michigan University Graduate Research Travel Grant $600 USD University Western Michigan University Graduate College June 1999
Orchestra London Women’s Committee Scholarship $500 University Orchestra London Women’s Committee September 1993-December 1994

Pending Funding Applications


  • SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (PI), “Health promotion in post-secondary music education: An institutional ethnography”, budget $200,000 (November 2019)

Unsuccessful Funding Applications


  • Pfizer and Lilly 2019 Management of Chronic and Osteoarthritic Pain Competitive Grant Program (co-applicant), “Setting the stage for sound pain management in musicians”, budget USD $250,000 (November 2019)
  • Sound Studies Seed Grant, “”, budget $4000 (June 2019)
  • FRM Seed Grant, “Health promotion and injury prevention in post-secondary music education: An institutional ethnography”, budget $8000 (spring 2019)
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (ON) (co-investigator), “Effectiveness of a work reintegration program for municipal police officers returning to duty after mental illness”, budget $276,500 (spring 2019)
  • WCB Alberta (co-investigator), “Evaluating the effectiveness of motivational interviewing by occupational therapists to support return to work of individuals with psychological injury in Alberta”, budget $56,917 (spring 2019)
  • WCB Alberta (co-investigator), “Effectiveness of a work reintegration program for municipal police officers returning to duty after mental illness”, budget $276,500 (spring 2019)
  • New Frontiers in Research Fund (co-investigator), “Saving your neck: simulation-guided design of violin chinrests and shoulder rests to prevent musculoskeletal injury and support sound production” (PI: Thomas Uchida, Engineering, University of Ottawa), budget $248,000 (February 2019)
  • Alberta Labour OHS Futures 2018, “Sound Performers Canada: Piloting an educational prevention intervention at Alberta universities”, budget $99,923 (successful LOI) (fall 2018)
  • WorkSafe BC Innovation at Work 2018, “Sound Performers Canada: Piloting an educational intervention”, budget $50,000 (fall 2018)
  • Alberta Labour OHS Futures 2018, “After the fires: A narrative study of workers from Fort McMurray” (unsuccessful at LOI stage)
  • WorkSafe BC Innovation at Work 2017, “Sound Performers Canada: Piloting an educational MSI prevention intervention at Alberta universities”, budget $50,000 (successful at LOI stage)
  • Alberta Labour OHS Futures 2016, “Sound Performers Canada: Piloting an educational MSI prevention intervention at Alberta universities”, budget $100,000 (successful at LOI stage)
  • MSI Foundation grant 2016, “Sound Performers Canada: A prevention curriculum for pre-professional musicians”, budget $100,000
  • Ontario Workers Safety & Insurance Board 2016, “Understanding return-to-work: A mixed methods approach”, budget $99,200
  • CFI Movement Continuum Laboratory 2016 (collaborator), budget $3,717,150
  • Faculty equipment funding 2016, (co-investigator), “Research Equipment Funding Opportunity: A markerless motion capture system”, budget $39,837
  • CIHR Knowledge Synthesis grant 2016 (re-submission), budget $75,000
  • CIHR Knowledge Synthesis grant 2015, “Playing Well: A systematic review of prevalence and incidence of playing-related musculoskeletal injuries in professional and student musicians”, budget $66,000
  • CIHR Travel grant 2015 & 2016, budget $2500 each
  • CIHR Institute for Policy and Public Health Skills Update, November, 2013; budget $2,070
  • CIHR Partnerships for Health System Improvement Grant November 1, 2011, “Musicians’ Playing-related health problems (PRHP) prevention program: A cohort study”; budget $106,534
  • Grammy Foundation Research Award 2011 “Musicians’ Health: Survey of Orchestral Musicians”; value $20,000. Successful at letter of intent stage.
  • CIHR Operating Grant 2011, “Musicians’ Playing-related musculoskeletal disorders prevention program: A cohort study”; budget $93,975

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Episodic Disabilities Forum, June 2019-present.
  • Registered Occupational Therapist, Alberta College of Occupational Therapists, 2016-present.
  • Vice-chair, Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) Research committee, 2012-present.
  • Member, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, 2000-2002, and 2011-present.
  • Member, Canadian Federation of Musicians, 1993-present.
  • Chair, PAMA Education committee, 2015-2018.
  • Member, PAMA Board of Directors, 2013-2017.
  • Registered Occupational Therapist, College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, 2000-2016.
  • Member, PAMA Education committee, 2011-2015.
  • Member, Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists, 2006-2013.
  • Canadian Representative, International Society for Occupational Science, 2008-2011.
  • Member, Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists, 2002-2011.
  • Registered Occupational Therapist, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (USA), 2000-2005.
  • Member, Michigan Occupational Therapy Association, 1999-2000.
  • Registered authorizer (writing aids), Assistive Devices Program (ON), 2000-2003.

Other Professional Activities

  • Co-chair, Conference Planning Committee, PAMA regional conference, Toronto, ON, 2017.
  • Member, Conference Planning Committee, PAMA regional conference, Toronto, ON, 2015.
  • Member, Qualitative Health Student Research Network, Western U., London, ON, 2006-2010.
  • Member, Phenomenology Student Research Network, Western U., London, ON, 2007-2008.
  • Graduate student representative, Family Friendly Western, Western U., London, ON, 2007.
  • Participant, annual conference on evidence based practice (EBP), School of Occupational Therapy, Western U., London, ON, 2003-2008.
  • Director, Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists, 2001-2006.
  • Representative, Interprofessional Health Association, Western U., London, ON, 2005-2006.
  • Participant, 2nd Canadian Occupational Science Symposium, Toronto, ON, 2004.
  • Participant, Teaching at the University Level mini-course, 2004.
  • Participant, Client-Centred Practice Research Forum, School of Occupational Therapy, Western U., London, ON, 2003-2004.
  • Participant, Ultrasound and laser therapy: An Update, School of Physical Therapy, Western U., London, ON, 2002.
  • Participant, Functional Foot Orthoses course, Lisa Irish, C. Ped. (C), 2002.
  • Participant, College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario Education Session, London, ON, 2002.
  • Participant, Functional Rehabilitation of the Shoulder, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, ON, 2001.
  • Participant, 2nd annual conference on EBP, School of Occupational Therapy, Western U., London, ON, 2000.
  • Participant, Handwriting Without Tears workshop, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 2000.
  • Participant, Smith & Nephew Static and Dynamic Splinting course, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Sarnia, ON, 2000.
  • Successfully completed National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy exam (USA), 2000.
  • Participant, American Occupational Therapy Association conference, Indianapolis, IN, 1999.
  • Participant, World Federation of Occupational Therapists conference, Montreal, PQ, 1998.
  • Student representative at large, University Senate, Western U., London, ON, 1995-1996.
  • Representative, University Committee on Student Housing, Western U., London, ON, 1993-1994.
  • Executive Member, Saugeen-Maitland Hall Student Council, Western U., London, ON, 1993-1994.
  • Orientation staff, Saugeen-Maitland Hall, Western U., London, ON, 1992-1995.

 

Community Service


  • Co-chair, Louise Arbour French Immersion Public School Council, 2014-2015.
  • Parent Representative, Lord Roberts French Immersion Public School Council, 2012-2015.
  • Member, Music Committee, Colborne Street United Church, 2011-2015.
  • Member, Ministerial Search Committee, Colborne Street United Church, December 2012-September 2013.

Languages:   English and French (spoken and written)