Senior Manager of Research and Innovation, Homewood Research Institute
Charlene O’Connor is the Senior Manager of Research and Innovation for Specialized Services at Homewood Health Centre in Guelph, Ontario. She is an occupational therapist, has Masters degrees in Rehabilitation Science and Psychology, and is a PhD candidate in Psychology at University of Toronto. She works closely with first responders, military members, and Veterans to develop novel treatment approaches for occupational stress and trauma-related issues. She has a special interest in rehabilitation of cognitive issues in PTSI and identification of mental health treatment needs of first responders and military members. Charlene has presented at conferences nationally and internationally on both traumatic brain injury rehabilitation and PTSI. She is an adjunct instructor at the University of Toronto Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.