Elizabeth Anne Kinsella, PhD

Jan Polgar

Associate Professor
School of Occupational Therapy

Room 2539, Elborn College
519 661-2111 x81396
akinsell@uwo.ca

Education

  • PhD (Western University)
  • MAdEd (St. Francis Xavier)
  • BSc (OT) (Toronto)

Academic Appointments

  • Affiliate Associate Professor, Women's Studies and Feminist Research

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Yes

Research Interests

  • Professional Education & Practice
  • Human Occupation & Occupational Justice
  • Mindfulness & Practical Wisdom in the Professions
  • Reflective Practice, Critical Reflection, Reflexivity & Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Critical Disability Studies
  • Social Theory & Qualitative Research

Additional Information

Featured Publications/Projects

  • Kinsella, E. A. & Durocher, E. (2016). Occupational justice: Moral imagination, critical reflection and political praxis. OTJR: Occupation, Participation & Health, 36(4), 163-166.
  • Kinsella, E. A. & Pitman, A. (Eds.) (2012). Phronesis as Professional Knowledge: Practical Wisdom in the Professions. Rotterdam: Sense Publishing.
  • Kinsella, E. A. (2012). Knowledge paradigms in Occupational Science: Pluralistic perspectives. In G. Whiteford & C. Hocking, Occupational Science: Society, Inclusion, Participation (pp. 67-85). Wiley Publishers.
  • Kinsella, E. A. (2009). Professional knowledge and the epistemology of reflective practice. Nursing Philosophy, 11(1), 3-14.
  • Kinsella, E. A. (2007). Embodied reflection and the epistemology of reflective practice. The Journal of Philosophy of Education, 41(3), 395-409.
  • Preceptor Education Program

Recent Publications

  • Kinsella, E. A. & Durocher, E. (2016). Occupational justice: Moral imagination, critical reflection and political praxis. OTJR: Occupation, Participation & Health, 36(4), 163-166.
  • Butlin, H., Kinsella, E. A., Garcia, C. & Bauman, G. (2016). Searching for wisdom in oncology care: A scoping review. Palliative and Supportive Care. On-line Early.
  • Durocher, E., Kinsella, E. A., McCorquodale, L. & Phelan, S. (2016). Ethical tensions related to systemic constraints: Occupational alienation in occupational therapy practice. OTJR: Occupation, Participation & Health, 36(4), 216-226.
  • LeBlanc, S. & Kinsella, E. A. (2016). Toward epistemic justice: A critically reflexive examination of ‘sanism’ and implications for knowledge generation. Studies in Social Justice, 10(1), 59-78.
  • Kinsella, E. A. & Bidinosti, S. (2016). ‘I now have a visual image in my mind and it is something I will never forget’: An analysis of an arts-informed approach to health professions ethics education. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 21(2), 303-322.
  • Hay, M., Connelly, D., & Kinsella, E. A. (2016). Embodiment and aging in contemporary physiotherapy. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 32(4), 241-250.
  • Caty, M.E., Kinsella, E. A. & Doyle, P. (2016). Reflective processes of practitioners in head and neck cancer rehabilitation: A grounded theory study. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. On-line early.
  • Caty, M.E., Kinsella, E. A. & Doyle, P. (2016). Reflective practice in Speech-Language Pathology: Relevance for practice and education. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 40(1), p. 81-91.
  • Kinsella, E. A., Phelan, S., Park Lala, A. & Mom, V. (2015) An investigation of students’ perceptions of ethical practice: Engaging a reflective dialogue about ethics education in the health professions. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 20(3), 781-801. Ng, S.,
  • Ng, S., Kinsella, E. A., Friesen, F. & Hodges, B. (2015). Reclaiming a theoretical orientation to reflection in medical education research: a critical narrative review. Medical Education, 49(5), 461-475.
  • Kinsella, E. A. (2015). Embodied Knowledge: Toward a corporeal turn in professional practice, research and education. In B. Green & N. Hopwood. The Body in Professional Practice, Learning and Education (pp. 245-260). Dorbrecht: Springer.
  • Kinsella, E. A., Bossers, A., Jenkins, K., Hobson, S., MacPhail, A., Schurr, S., Moosa, T. & Ferguson, K. (2015). Interprofessional Preceptor and Preceptee Educational Programming: An Interdisciplinary Needs Assessment. Focus on Health Professional Education, 16(2), 70-87.
  • Bushby, K., Chan, J., Druif, S., Ho, K. & Kinsella, E. A. (2015). Ethical Tensions in Occupational Therapy Practice: A Scoping Review. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78(4) 212–221.
  • Durocher, E., Kinsella, E. A., Ells, C. & Hunt, M. (2015). Contradictions in client-centered discharge planning: Through the lens of relational autonomy. The Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 22(4), 293-301. doi: 10.3109/11038128.2015.1017531.
  • McCorquodale, L. & Kinsella, E. A. (2015). Critical reflexivity in client-centred therapeutic relationships. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 22(4), 311-317.
  • Caty, M. E., Kinsella, E. A. & Doyle, P. (2015). Reflective practice in Speech-Language Pathology: A scoping review. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 17(4), 411-420.

Research Affiliations

  • Director, Epistemologies of Practice Lab
  • Director, Preceptor Education Program Lab
  • Centre Researcher, Centre for Health Equity & Social Inclusion
  • Centre Researcher, Centre for Education Research and Innovation
  • Centre Researcher, Interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Curriculum as a Social Practice

Teaching Areas

  • Epistemologies of Practice in Professional Education
  • Ethics and Professional Practice in Context
  • Mindfulness and Professional Practice
  • Philosophical Foundations of Qualitative Research

Awards