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About Lynn Shaw

Dr. Lynn is an associate professor and faculty scholar in the School of Occupational Therapy at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Lynn was awarded the 2014 Townsend Polatajko Lectureship and will deliver her lecture at the International Conference of Occupational Science in Minneapolis Minnesota in October 2014. Dr. Lynn is an Occupational Scientist who does research on persons experiencing work disparities, enabling work participation for persons with disabilities and on strategies that achieve occupational justice. Her work on the study of occupational transitions, return to work, assessment of work demands and environments and client-centred ergonomics is integral to advancing knowledge in this area. In addition Dr. Lynn is an AUTO21 researcher with a focus on enabling seniors or older adults to engage in safe driving and transportation. Dr. Lynn has expertise in conducting knowledge synthesis and reviews to support the development of clinical practice guidelines in Occupational Therapy and in Chiropractic. Dr. Lynn is the President of the Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists, an interprofessional member of the Canadian Chiropractic Clinical Guideline Development Team, and is a Research Advisor for the Canadian Injured Workers Alliance. Dr. Lynn is on the editorial board of the journal WORK and is column editor on Knowledge Transfer: Making information work and Narratives on Work Transitions. Dr. Lynn has over 70 peer reviewed articles and 7 book chapters and has conducted over 149 national and international presentations at conferences.


2014 - Present Vice-President Academic, Pacific Coast University
Present Associate Professor, Western University
Present Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists, President
Present Faculty Schholar 2013-2015, Western University
Present School of Occupational Therapy, Western University

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Contact Information

School of Occupational Therapy
Elborn College
The University of Western Ontario
1 519 661 2111 ext 88971
fax 1 519 661 3894


Hearing in the Workplace (9)

Older adults, driving and community participation (6)

Disability and Aging (5)

Ergonomics (12)