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Barry Trentham

Assistant Professor

Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

(416) 978-0302

Cross Appointments

  • 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.


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