Research Projects

Occupational science

Our publications contribute to occupational science by critically examining the ways in which certain occupations become viewed as more or less acceptable than others.


Kiepek, N. (2020, Aug). Innocent observers? Discursive choices and the construction of “occupation.” Journal of Occupational Science. doi: 10.1080/14427591.2020.1799847


Kiepek, N., Beagan, B., Laliberte Rudman, D. & Phelan, S. (2019, July). Silences around occupations framed as unhealthy, illegal, and deviant. Journal of Occupational Science, 26(3), 341-353. doi: 1080/14427591.2018.1499123 (available online 27 Jul 2018)


Kiepek, N., Phelan, S., & Magalhães, L. (2014). Introducing a critical analysis of the figured world of occupation. Journal of Occupational Science, 21(4), 403-417. doi: 10.1080/14427591.2013.816998 (available online 2 Aug 2013)


Kiepek, N., & Magalhaes, L. (2011, July). Addictions and impulse-control disorders as occupation: A selected literature review and synthesis. Journal of Occupational Science, 18(3), 254-276. doi: 1080/14427591.2011.581628

Dr. Brenda Beagan


Full Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Dalhousie University

Dr. Debbie Laliberte Rudman


Distinguished University Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Western University

Dr. Shanon Phelan


Associate Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Dalhousie University

Dr. Lilian Magalhães


Associate Professor, Departamento de Terapia Ocupacional (DTO), Universidade Federal de São Carlos