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Sara Saunders

Position: Faculty Lecturer; Associate Director OT Program

Building: Davis House, 3654 prom. Sir-William-Osler

Office Room: D-B 1

Mailing Address: 3654 prom. Sir-William-Osler Montreal QC Canada H3G 1Y5

Office Phone: (514) 398-4400 ext 09253

Fax: (514) 398-6360

sara [dot] saunders [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Education: BSc(OT) Dalhousie; PhD (Rehabilitation Sciences) McGill


OCC1 620: Work and ergonomics
OCC1 548: Holistic approaches
Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management
Guest lecturer in the Dentistry Program (ergonomics)

Research Interests:

Dr. Saunders is an occupational therapist and Certified Disability Management Professional (National Institute of Disability Management and Research) who's clinical background involved working with individuals with work disability resulting from a musculoskeletal injury. Her PhD thesis explored the meaning of work for injured workers living with chronic pain, long-term work disability and job loss. Dr. Saunders has also completed the CIHR Work Disability Prevention Strategic Training Program at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.  

Research Keywords:

work disability, chronic pain, meaning of work, phenomenology. 

Selected Publications:

Saunders, S.L., MacEachen, E., & Nedelec, B. (in press). Understanding and building upon effort to return to work for people with long-term disability and job loss. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation.

Saunders SL and Nedelec B. (2014). What work means to people with work disability: A scoping review. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 24(1):100-10.