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Melissa Park

Melissa Park, MA OT, PhD

Psychosocial aspects of disease

Critical and narrative phenomenology, Ethnography, Intersectoral, Neurodiversity, Participatory, Psychosocial
  • Principal Investigator, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
  • Researcher, Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Jewish General Hospital, Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University
  • Associate Professor, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

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I conduct participatory, mixed method ethnographic research to implement and evaluate initiatives co-created with communities related to mental health, including social determinants of health. I use narrative, immersive, and critical phenomenological approaches to understand what matters to persons from their 1st-person perspectives and in their own terms.

Major Research Activities

The specific research areas in the laboratory include:

  • Transformative process and-or active ingredients in clinical encounters, system change, and community initiatives for health equity.
  • Mental health related concerns from multiple, 1st-person perspectives (i.e., health and social professionals and those with whom they work).
  • Participatory, patient and public involvement (PPI), and SPOR.

Recent Publications and References