Dr. Mary Ann McColl is a Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy (Occupational Therapy) and in the Department of Public Health Science at Queen’s University.
She is also Assistant Editor for the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies and Academic Lead for the Canadian Disability Policy Alliance — an association of academic, community and policy partners committed to understanding and enhancing disability policy in Canada.
Dr. McColl completed her occupational therapy training at Queen’s University in 1978. After working as an OT in the community for 5 years, she completed MHSc and PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Toronto. She was an Assistant Professor at University of Toronto in Occupational Therapy, and Director of Research at Lyndhurst Spinal Cord Centre. In 1992, she moved to Queen’s University, where she served two terms as Head of Occupational Therapy. In 2007, she completed a Masters in Theological Studies, as well as one year of hospital chaplaincy training.
Dr. McColl is one of the authors of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure and Research on the COPM. She is also author of 14 other books, including Spirituality and occupational therapy, Appreciative disability studies, Introduction to disability, Theoretical basis of occupational therapy, Disability & social policy in Canada, Interventions, effects and outcomes in occupational therapy and Interprofessional primary health care.