Dr Michelle Villeneuve
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
C43J - J Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney
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Michelle Villeneuve recently moved to Sydney from Kingston, Ontario Canada where she was employed as an Associate Professor at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy (SRT), Queen's University.
Michelle has a professional occupational therapy background in community-based occupational therapy service delivery with children and families, primarily in early intervention and education contexts. Her PhD research investigated school-based occupational therapy collaborative consultation services and utilized participatory action research to support program administrators with decisions for program improvement.
Michelle's current research with HELPS Inc (www.helpsinc.ca) is a natural extension of her dissertation study. Michelle is currently leading the cross-case analysis of data from 13 case studies from four regions of Canada. This research will contribute understanding about the nature of cross-sector service coordination, collaborative working, and inclusion of students with developmental delays and disabilities during transition to school from multiple stakeholder perspectives. Michelle was co-investigator on a recent national research project, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. As part of a National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions, this research examined the impact of living with a neurological condition in Canada (LINC) (www.ccmrg.ca/linc). Michelle was a core team member, leading project activities in Ontario. Data analysis, writing and dissemination are ongoing.
Teaching and supervision
Michelle's teaching has focused on disability theory, paediatric occupational therapy practice, and community development. Michelle arrived at academic teaching, curriculum development, and research as a result of her formative experiences in international community development.
Working with the International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR), Queen's University, Michelle has contributed to capacity development for rehabilitation service providers in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Russia. More recently, Michelle has contributed to program development and evaluation of community-based Social Care development in Sri Lanka, and Maternal Child Health and Disability development in Bangladesh.
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