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About Christine A Guptill

Christine Guptill, an Occupational Therapist and Scientist, aims to improve the health of Canadians and citizens of the world by examining the links between occupation, participation and musical performance. She teaches the first credit course in Canada on this subject, "Health & Music Performance", at Western University in London, ON, Canada. Guptill is Vice Chair of Research and Member of the Board at the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA). Her research has been published and presented worldwidem including a keynote address in Osnabruck, Germany, and an invited research presentation in Brisbane, Australia. She received the PAMA A.G. Brandfonbrenner Young Investigator's Award in 2011, and in 2012 was honoured with a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for her ongoing work with National Youth Orchestra Canada.


Present Assistant Professor, University of Alberta ‐ Occupational Therapy

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Musicians' Health

Honors and Awards

  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award, 2012


  • OCCTH 559 Enabling Occupation: Productivity
  • Health & Music Performance


Post-doctoral Fellow, McMaster University ‐ rehabilitation sciences
MS(OT), Western Michigan University ‐ Occupational Therapy
PhD, Western University ‐ Health and rehabilitation sciences
Research Fellow, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Trainee, Work Disability CIHR Strategic Training Program, University of Toronto ‐ Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Articles (12)

Dissertation (1)