Lynn Cockburn


Journal Articles 

    1. Nganji, J. T., Murray, E., Cockburn, L., Sukhai, M., Almeida, P. H. T. Q., Mbibeh, L., & Stephan, N. M. (2021). Smartphones as Alternatives to Computers for Learning and Collaboration in a Multinational Disability-Inclusive Community of Practice. 2021 Machine Learning-Driven Digital Technologies for Educational Innovation Workshop, 1–8.
    2. Kamila Pacholek, Madalina Prostean, Sarah Burris, Lynn Cockburn, Julius Nganji, Anya Nadege, Louis Mbibeh. A WhatsApp Community Forum for Improving Critical Thinking and Practice Skills of Mental Health Providers in a Conflict Zone. Submitted to Interactive Learning Environments.
    3. Collingwood, E., Messina, A. Dam, A. Bernard, T., Cockburn, L, and Penney, S. Experiences of recovery for forensic mental health patients and staff participating in a Horse Stables Program. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology.
    1. Soomin Lee, Julius T. Nganji & Lynn Cockburn (2021): Using Twitter to Understand the Effects of the Cameroon Anglophone Crisis on Social Determinants of Health, Medicine, Conflict and Survival, DOI: 10.1080/13623699.2021.1955759
    1. Lewis, K. E., Lehman, M. J., & Cockburn, L. (2021). Looking Back to Move Forward: Canadian Occupational Therapy In Public Health, 1914–2019. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 88(1), 48–58.
    1. Ngeh, E. N., Chigbo, N. N., Whitehouse, Z., Anekwu, E. M., Mukaruzima, L., Mtsetfwa, L., Kitur, R., Agoriwo, M. W., Ondoga, P., Douryang, M., & Cockburn, L. (2021). A report on the development of COVID-19 guidelines for rehabilitation professionals in African settings. The Pan African Medical Journal, 38(129), Article 129.
    1. Mbibeh, L, Cockburn, L. and Awa, JC. (2020). A Situational Analysis of Ear and Hearing Care in the NorthWest Region of Cameroon.International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies. 31 (2).
    1. Lee, S., Sikapa, L., Semtetam, P., and Cockburn, L. (2020). The Implementation of a Community-Based Handwashing Initiative to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Cameroon. Health Sciences and Disease 21, (12).
    1. Trentham, B. L., Langlois, S., Sangrar, R., Stier, J., Cockburn, L., Cameron, D., Renwick, R., & DSouza, C. (2020). Student Engagement in Peer Dialogue About Diversity and Inclusion. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 4 (3).
    2. Nganji, J. and Cockburn, L. Use of Social Media in the Cameroon Anglophone Crisis. Behaviour & Information Technology. published 24 May 2019.

    Covered in The Conversation

    1. Cockburn, L., Mbibeh, L, and Awa, JC. The GRID Network: A community of practice for disability inclusive development. Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development, [S.l.], 30 (2), p. 84-94, Oct. 2019. ISSN 2211-5242. Available at: doi:
    1. Carey, A., Cockburn, L., & Langlois, S. (2019). Investigating the provision of occupational therapy services: A case study. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 0008417419835377. [Student research paper]
    2. 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. 3 (2). DOI: 10.26681/jote.2019.030203 [Student research paper]
    3. 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.
    4. 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  .
    5. Molley, S., Derochie, A., Teicher, J., Jethava, V., Nauth, S., Cockburn, L. and Langlois, S. (2018). Patient experience in health-professions curriculum development. Journal of Patient Experience, In press.[Student research paper]


Project Title: The PIRL Project

Researchers: please see list of team members here

Years of Study: 2019 to 2023

Description: PIRL is short for Partnerships for Inclusive Research and Learning, and is a project that focuses on inclusive research, especially in disability inclusive international development.

Current Student Projects

Research Supervisors: Lynn Cockburn and Julius Nganji

Year of Study: 2021 to 2022

Student Researchers: Sarika Paramananthan and Katarina Fernandes (MSc Occupational Therapy, OCT1220 Research Experience Project)

Title: Invited to Dinner and Not to the Table: Accessibility of Evidence Portals


Research Supervisors: Ruheena Sangrar, Sachindri Wijekoon, Lynn Cockburn.

Year of Study: 2021 – 2022

Student Researchers: Josephina Vecchio and Rahwa Abraha (MSc Occupational Therapy, OCT1220 Research Experience Project)

Title: Identifying anti-oppressive research methods for occupational therapy and occupational science.


Research Supervisors: Barry Trentham, Lynn Cockburn

Year of Study: 2019

Student Researchers: Jasmine Bacola, Samata Rivas-Argueta, Jillian Ross, Jordana Satok, Anna Zhao, Linda Zhiao (MSc Occupational Therapy, OCT1220 Research Experience Projects)

Title: Enabling occupational transitions in the lives of older adults: Narrative illustrations.


Research supervisors: Lynn Cockburn, Julius Nganji

Year of study: 2019 – 2020

Research Students: Sarah Burris, Madalina Prostean, Kamila Pacholek. (MSc Occupational Therapy, OCT1220 Research Experience Project)

Title: WhatsApp as a meaningful occupation for health and social service professionals in crisis situations.


Supervisor: Lynn Cockburn

Year of Study: 2019 – 2020

Research Students: Katie Lewis, Michelle Lehman. (MSc Occupational Therapy, OCT1220 Research Experience Project)

Title: The origins and development of occupational therapy in public health.


Supervisors: Amanda Dam, Theresa Bernard, Stephanie Penney, Lynn Cockburn

Year of Study 2019 – 2020 

Student Researchers: Emma Collingwood, Amanda Messina (MSc Occupational Therapy, OCT1220 Research Experience Project)

Title: Experiences of recovery for forensic mental health patients and staff participating in an equine assisted learning program


Supervisor: Theresa Lorenzo Co-Supervisor: Lynn Cockburn

Years of research: 2017 – 2021 (Completed)

Student: Elizabeth Agbettor, in PhD Programme, Division of Disability Studies, Department of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Title: Livelihood development  for women with vision impairments in the informal sector in Ghana.