Lynn Cockburn PhD
Assistant Professor
Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Contact Info
T: (416) 978-8541
Rehabilitation Sciences Building
500 University Avenue, Room 928
Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7
Not Accepting
Research Interests
Occupational Science, Rehabilitation Health Services Studies, Social and Cognitive Rehabilitation Sciences, Mental Health and Mental Illness, Community Based Occupational Therapy Practice, Participatory and Community Based Research, Educational Transcultural and Historical Issues in Occupational Therapy, International Disability and Rehabilitation Issues, with a focus on Cameroon, Social and Occupational Justice

Lynn Cockburn graduated with a BSc (OT) from the University of Toronto, a Master of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Toronto, Ontario and a Masters and PhD (Community Health Promotion and Education) in Public Health from Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. Her thesis work addressed how disability organizations have responded to the AIDS situation in the North West Region of Cameroon.

Lynn is a part-time faculty member engaged in teaching and research. Her research interests focus on mental health; community development; diversity and interprofessional education in occupational therapy; and rehabilitation, disability and poverty issues in Canada and Cameroon. With the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation, Lynn is an Executive member and Chair of ICDR-Cameroon.

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

  1. Bartlett, L., Newfield, N., Murray, E., Park, T., Chambers, K., Hameed, F., & Cockburn, L. Perceptions of Low Income by Canadian Student Occupational Therapists. JOTE, Journal of Occupational Therapy Education. In press.
  2. Okwen, M. Signe, J., MacPella, M., Mbibeh, L. and Cockburn, L. (2018). Professional collaboration for vision and health care in Cameroon. African Journal of Vision and Eye Health.
  3. Murphy L, Lax, L. Musa, R. Langlois, S., Karnofsky, S. Hunter, J. Kumbhare, D.,Promislow, S., Oskarsson, J., Davis, R., Cockburn, L.. Barry, M. Bjelajac Mejia, A., Lanca, J., Dao, T., Watt-Watson, J., & Stevens, B. (2018). Mapping of Pain Curricula across Health Professions Programs at the University of Toronto. Canadian Journal of Pain. 2:1, 182-190, DOI:10.1080/24740527.2018.1479841
  4. Mbuagbaw, L. and Cockburn, L. (2017). Challenges and opportunities in country-specific research synthesis: a case study from Cameroon. Systematic Reviews, 6:159, 017-0552-1.
  5. Ray, M., Wallace, L., Mbuagbaw, L., & Cockburn, L. (2017). Functioning and disability in recent research from Cameroon: a narrative synthesis. Pan African Medical Journal, 27(1). 27:73.doi:10.11604/pamj.2017.27.73.12167 Supervisor; Student research project.