Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
- Rehabilitation Sciences Sector
Dr. Trentham has worked as an occupational therapist with older adults living with physical/emotional challenges to everyday living in a variety of practice contexts including rehabilitation programs, long-term care and primary health care settings.
He obtained a BSc(OT) from the University of Alberta, a Master of Environmental Studies (MES) from York University and a PhD from OISE/University of Toronto’s Institute for Life Course and Aging.
His research interests are fueled by questions about occupational perspectives on the social determinants of healthy aging; diversity and inclusion perspectives in practice and education; and narrative and participatory approaches to occupational therapy in primary health care practice, education and research.
His major projects have included studies on: enabling advocacy and citizenship occupations with older adults; life histories of older gay men; and occupational therapy history.