Rehab Rounds: Linda Wilson

Linda Wilson from Otago Polytechnic presents Community Focused Health:  Participation and Development in Aotearoa New Zealand on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 from 12-1pm. This event takes place at the room 140 of the Rehabilitation Sciences Building, 500 University Avenue.

Dr Linda Wilson is a senior academic in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin, Aotearoa/New Zealand, who is on a four-month sabbatical in the US and Canada, October 2009 to January 2010. She is in the US as a Fulbright New Zealand Senior Scholar. Dr Wilson is interested in occupation and occupational science (the discipline that underlies occupational therapy). She recently presented at the Society for the Study of Occupations (SSO) conference in New Haven, Connecticut. She teaches mainly at the postgraduate level,(much with distance students) and is interested in community participation and population and primary health aspects of occupational therapy practice.

Linda is a New Zealand registered occupational therapist who completed her masters in Southhampton in the UK and her doctorate in management and organisational theory at the University of Otago. She chairs her institution’s research ethics committee and contributes to staff education and development programmes in what might be known as diversity training. In Aotearoa/New Zealand such attitudes and values education has a specific link to Māori, the indigenous people, and the Treaty of Waitangi, signed between the British Crown and the local chiefs in 1840.

If you would like to attend by web conference, please log in as a guest at our Rehab Rounds Web Conference site. For more information, please contact pt.reception@utoronto.ca.

A recording of this presentation is available.