Toronto Faculty - Christine Guptill

Christine Guptill, PhD, BMus, BSc, MS(OT)

Dr. Christine Guptill is Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta. She has a BMus (oboe performance) from Western, where she studied with Ian Franklin, principle oboe at Orchestra London from 1986-2015. She also holds a BSc Biology and PhD Rehab Sciences from Western, and a Masters in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University. Her program of research focuses on musicians’ health from an occupational health perspective. Christine designed and taught Health and Music Performance,the first university credit course to address musicians' health in Canada. She was a founding member of the Health Advisory Team at National Youth Orchestra Canada (NYOC) in 2007, and has been providing primary care occupational therapy to the orchestra since 2011. In 2012, she was honoured to receive a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her work at NYOC. In 2013-14, Christine was the Research Fellow at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. She is currently Chair of Education and Vice Chair of Research for the Performing Arts Medicine Association. In her spare time, Christine performs as a freelance oboist.

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