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Dr. Megan Edgelow B.Sc.(OT), M.Sc.(RHBS), Ed.D., OT Reg. (Ont.)
Dr. Megan Edgelow
Position(s)
Assistant Professor
Contact Info
Louise D. Acton Building, Room 217A
Internal telephone extension: 75593
External telephone: 613-533-6000

Megan Edgelow is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, with teaching and supervision responsibilities in the Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation and Health Leadership Programs. She has clinical, teaching, and research experience in the areas of mental health, work, and activity participation. She also has a clinical occupational therapy practice serving workers with mental health conditions, including operational stress injuries. 

Research:

Research interests include military, Veteran, and public safety personnel mental health, return to work, time use, and occupational engagement.

Teaching:

Teaching responsibilities in the Occupational Therapy Program include the psychosocial dimensions of occupation, and in the Rehabilitation Health Leadership Program include change theory, communication, advocacy, and action.

Peer Reviewed Publications (published and in press):

Edgelow, M., Scholefield, E., McPherson, M., Mehta, S., & Ortlieb, A. (in press). A review of workplace mental health interventions and their implementation in public safety organizations. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.

Mahar, A., Reppas- Rindlisbacher, C., Edgelow, M., Siddhpuria, S., Hallet, J., Rochon, P., & Cramm, H. (in press). Initial experiences of Canadian Veterans’ at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health.

Edgelow, M., Mckinley, L., McPherson, M., Mehta, S., Ortlieb, A., & Scholefield, E. (2021). Implementation of workplace mental health strategies in public safety organizations: A scoping review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis. DOI:10.11124/JBIES-20-00448

Edgelow, M., Weldrick, M., Toope, M., & Cramm, H. (2021). Environmental scan of return to work programs for posttraumatic stress disorder. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health. DOI:10.1080/0164212X.2021.1923430

Mahar, A., Reppas- Rindlisbacher, C., Edgelow, M., Siddhpuria, S., Hallet, J., Rochon, P., & Cramm, H. (2021). COVID-19 and the mental health of Canadian Armed Forces Veterans: A cross-sectional survey. Military Medicine. DOI:10.1093/MILMED/USAB157

Edgelow, M., & Cramm, H. (2020). Developing an occupation-centred framework for trauma intervention. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health36(3), 270-290.

Edgelow, M., Harrison, L., Miceli, M., & Cramm, H. (2020). Scoping review of return to work interventions for trauma-related mental health conditions. Work65(4), 821-836.

Edgelow, M., MacPherson, M., Arnaly, F., Tam-Seto, L., & Cramm, H. (2019). Occupational therapy and posttraumatic stress disorder: A scoping review. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 86(2), 148-157.

Edgelow, M., & Krupa, T. (2011). A randomized controlled pilot study of an occupational time use intervention for people with serious mental illness. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 267-276.

Peer Reviewed Publications (in preparation):

Cramm, H., Edgelow, M., Ricciardelli, R., Carleton, R. N., Roi, A., Campbell, P., & Groll, D. Sleep quality and mental health of Canadian firefighters. Journal of Sleep Research. 

Books and Book Chapters:

Krupa, T., Edgelow, M., et al. Action over inertia (Second edition). Routledge.

Chen, S., Krupa, T. & Edgelow, M. (2015). Temporal adaptation for individuals living with serious mental illness in the community. In I. Soderback (Ed.) The Handbook of International Occupational Therapy Interventions (2nd Ed.). Springer.

Krupa, T., Edgelow, M., et al. (2010). Action over inertia: An occupational therapy intervention to enable the recovery of meaningful activities for people with serious mental illness. CAOT.

Krupa, T., Edgelow, M. & Radloff-Gabriel, D. (2009). Temporal adaptation and the occupational lives of community dwelling individuals living with serious mental illness. In I. Soderback (Ed.), The Handbook of International Occupational Therapy Interventions (pp. 179-186). Springer.

Non-Refereed Publications (i.e. Professional Publications, Curriculum, Government Reports, Newsletters):

Storr, C., MacLachlan, J., Krishna, D., Ponnusamy, R., Drynan, D., Moliner, C., McLaughlin, K., Murphy, S., Edgelow, M., Campbell-Rempel, M.A., & Bossers, A. (2018). Building sustainable fieldwork partnerships between Canada and India: Finding common goals through evaluation. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 74(1), 34-43.

Edgelow, M. (2016). Update on Action Over Inertia: research and practice. OT Now, 18(5), 8-9.

Edgelow, M. (2016). Occupational therapy and operational stress injuries. OT Now, 18(6), 26-27.

Edgelow, M. & Cramm, H. (2016). Occupational therapy: Addressing performance and participation issues for military personnel, Veterans and their families. OT Now, 18(6), 25.

Edgelow, M. & Cramm, H. (2015). Occupational therapy leadership in military, Veteran and family health. OT Now, 17(5), 23.

Edgelow, M. & Holder, E. (2012). Healthcare issues - Interprofessional course series: Bioethics in healthcare. Curriculum developed for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Queen's University.

Edgelow, M., Van Dijk, J., Medves, J., & Saxe-Braithwaite, M. (2009). Core curriculum guide for teaching interprofessional competencies in pre-registration education settings. Report #5 of the Interprofessional Education Curricula Models for Health Care Providers in Ontario Working Group to the Interprofessional Care Strategic Implementation Committee.Queen's University.

Invited Oral Presentations (past 5 years):

Edgelow, M., & Cramm, H. (June 2020). Occupational therapy and operational stress injuries. Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) Webinar.  

Cramm, H., & Edgelow, M. (March 2020). Prevention and treatment of operational stress injuries through occupational therapy. Schedule 2 Employers’ Group Ontario, PTSD in First Responders Working Group. 

Edgelow, M. (October 2018).  Developing an occupational therapy trauma intervention framework. Ontario Shores Mental Health Centre Grand Rounds, Whitby, ON.

Edgelow, M. (March 2018).  Expanding occupational therapy practice for clients who have experienced trauma. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) OT Retreat, Toronto, ON.

Edgelow, M. (October 2017).  Developing an occupational therapy trauma intervention framework. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Toronto, ON.

Oral and Poster Presentations (past 5 years):

Edgelow, M., Williams, A., Hill, S., Tam-Seto, L., & Cramm, H. (May 2021). Exploring time use during the military-civilian-transition. Oral presentation at the Annual Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference (Online).

Edgelow, M., Scholefield, E., McPherson, M., Mehta, S., & Ortlieb, A. (May 2021). Implementation of workplace mental health strategies in public safety organizationsOral presentation at the Annual Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference (Online).

Hill, S., Edgelow, M., Smith-Evans, K., & Cramm, H. (May 2021). Changes in Veteran identity during military-civilian transition.Oral presentation at the Annual Canadian Association of Occupational Therapist Conference (Online).

Ritchie, K., Hill, S., Edgelow, M., Tam-Seto, L., Norris, D., Eichler, M. & Cramm, H. (May 2021). Changes in Veteran identity during military-civilian transition. Oral presentation at the Annual Canadian Association of Occupational Therapist Conference (Online).

Jones, C., Edgelow, M., & Lebeau, M.F. (May 2020). Occupational therapy within the Canadian Armed Forces and Veteran populations: Practice and researchOral presentation at the Annual Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference (Online).

Edgelow, M., & Cramm, H. (October 2019). The Occupational Therapy Trauma Intervention Framework: A program evaluation. Poster presentation at the Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Health Research Forum, Gatineau, QC.

Cramm, H., Edgelow, M., Groll, D., Roi, A., & Campbell, P, MacDermid, J., Carleton, R. N., Richmond, R., & Ricciardelli, R. (October 2019). The impact of sleep on the health of Canadian firefighters. Poster presentation at the Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Health Research Forum, Gatineau, QC.

Finlayson, M., Rodenburg, D., Edgelow, M., Beresford-Kroeger, E., Kinderman, L., & Cramm, H. (May 2019). A professional development framework for rehabilitation and health leaders. Oral presentation at the Annual Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.

Cramm, H., Edgelow, M., Groll, D., Roi, A., & Campbell, P. (May 2019). Health of Canadian firefighters: The impact of sleep and work. Poster presentation at the Annual Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.

Edgelow, M., Harrison, L., Miceli, M., & Cramm, H. (June 2018). Scoping review of return to work interventions in mental health. Oral presentation at the Annual Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Edgelow, M., MacPherson, M., Arnaly, F., Tam-Seto, L., & Cramm, H. (June 2018). Occupational therapy and posttraumatic stress disorder: A scoping review. Poster presentation at the Annual Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Edgelow, M., Weldrick, M., Toope, M., & Cramm, H. (June 2018). Environmental scan of return to work programs for clients with trauma. Poster presentation at the Annual Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Edgelow, M., & Cramm, H. (September 2017). Developing an occupational therapy trauma intervention framework. Poster presentation at the Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Health Research Forum, Toronto, ON.

Edgelow, M., & Cramm, H. (June 2017). Developing an occupation centred trauma intervention framework. Oral presentation at the Annual Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference, Charlottetown, PEI.

Cramm, H., Lapointe, J., Edgelow, M., Mahar, A., Tam-Seto, L., & Burch, J. (June 2017). Understanding the unique needs of military, Veterans, and families Oral presentation at the Annual Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference, Charlottetown, PEI.

Edgelow, M. (June 2016). Using peer feedback to increase student participation and accountability in team learning. Oral presentation at the Queen’s Faculty of Health Science’s Celebration of Teaching, Learning and Scholarship, Kingston, ON.

Edgelow, M., Krupa, T., & Chen, S. (April 2016). Action Over Inertia: Update on research & practice. Oral presentation at the Annual Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference, Banff, AB.

Edgelow, M. (May 2016). Enhancing team learning through the use of peer feedback. Oral presentation at the Queen’s Centre for Teaching & Learning’s Showcase of Teaching and Learning, Kingston, ON.

Workshop Presentations (past 5 years):

Edgelow, M. (February 2021).  Developing an occupational therapy trauma intervention framework. Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, QC.

Edgelow, M., & Cramm, H. (January 2020).  Occupation & trauma: Expanding occupational therapy practice. Université de Montréal 2-day Professional Development Workshop, Montréal, QC.

Edgelow, M., & Cramm, H. (November 2018). Occupation & trauma: Expanding occupational therapy practice. Solutions for Living 2-day Professional Development Workshop, Burlington, ON.

Edgelow, M., & Cramm, H. (May 2018). Occupation & trauma: Expanding occupational therapy practice. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists 2-day Professional Development Workshop, Toronto, ON.

Edgelow, M. (March 2018). Expanding occupational therapy practice for clients who have experienced trauma. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) OT Retreat, Toronto, ON.

Edgelow, M. (January 2018). Action over inertia: An occupational therapy intervention to enable the recovery of meaningful activities for people with serious mental illness. One-day workshop for Occupational Therapy students, hosted by Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.

Edgelow, M., & Cramm, H. (June 2017). Occupation & trauma: Expanding occupational therapy practice. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists 2-day Professional Development Workshop, Charlottetown, PEI.

Edgelow, M., & Cramm, H. (May 2017). Occupation & trauma: Expanding occupational therapy practice. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists 2-day Professional Development Workshop, Ottawa, ON.

Edgelow, M., & Krupa, T. (February 2017, January 2015, January 2014, February 2013, January 2012, October 2010). Action over inertia: An occupational therapy intervention to enable the recovery of meaningful activities for people with serious mental illness. One-day workshop for Occupational Therapy students, hosted by Queen's University, Kingston, ON.

Edgelow, M., & Cramm, H. (November 2016). Occupation & trauma: Expanding occupational therapy practice. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists 2-day Professional Development Workshop, Vancouver, BC.

Edgelow, M., & Cramm, H. (May 2016). Occupation & Trauma: Expanding Occupational Therapy Practice. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists 1-day Pre-Conference Workshop, Calgary, AB

Edgelow, M. & Cramm, H. (February 2016). Occupational Therapy and posttraumatic stress disorder: Dealing with disruption in daily life. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Lunch & Learn presentation (online).