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Dr. Jessie Wilson, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Jessie Wilson is a registered occupational therapist and an adjunct clinical partner and researcher at Western University in the school of occupational therapy. Jessie is a practicing ally who lives and works on Treaty 29 territory home of the Chippewa, Odawa, Potawatomi and the Delaware Nations. Jessie is the founder of a pediatric occupational therapy clinic in Sarnia, Ontario that focuses on building capacity, self-determination and function through occupation-centred practice. Jessie also works for Kettle and Stony Point First Nation Health Services through their mental health and addictions and child/family programs.

Prior to opening her private practice, Jessie worked as an assistant professor in the school of occupational therapy at Western University and James Cook University in North Queensland Australia. Jessie’s program of research is focused on inclusive participatory action research (IPAR) with autistic youth to support their transition into adulthood. She was selected as one of fourteen researchers across Australia to participate in the Autism CRC Researching Together Workshop that focused on building capacity for peer research within the autism and research communities.

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