Carrie Anne Marshall, PhD

Assistant Professor

Room 2533, EC
519 661-2111 x88956
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Social Justice in Mental Health Research Lab


  • PhD Rehabilitation Science (Queen's University)
  • MScOT (Queen's University)
  • BA Psychology (Vancouver Island University)

Graduate Program Supervision

Research In Profile

Professor Marshall is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Social Justice in Mental Health Research Lab in the School of Occupational Therapy at Western University. Her research focuses on intersections between poverty and mental health, with a particular focus on homelessness among persons living with mental illness (including substance use disorders). Her teaching interests and experience include courses related to psychosocial determinants of occupation and health, and counselling and group therapy for graduate-level occupational therapy students. These teaching interests build on professor Marshall’s clinical background in mental health, where she has worked as an occupational therapist on assertive community treatment teams, early intervention in psychosis, crisis teams, and in the corrections and forensic mental health systems.

Featured Publications and Projects

Technical Reports

Visit Google Scholar and Research Gate for a comprehensive list of publications. 

Current Grants and Research Projects

  • Marshall, Gewurtz, Barbic, Roy, Cooke & Lysaght (2023). Refining and disseminating the Bridging the Transition Framework: A social justice framework guiding occupational therapy research and practice in homelessness (SSHRC funded)
  • Marshall, Gewurtz, Roy, Barbic, Lysaght & Kirsh (2018-present). Associations between boredom and meaningful activity engagement and psychosocial well-being during and following homelessness: A mixed-methods, multi-site study (SSHRC funded)
  • Marshall, Oudshoorn, Wathen, Forchuk, Rudman et al. (2019-present). Participation to community model: Piloting a novel intervention involving peer support and occupational therapy to support thriving following homelessness (CIHR funded)
  • Marshall, Oudshoorn, Wathen, Collins, O’Brien, Greening & Forchuk (2021-present). Generating an ecological theory to describe the experiences and psychosocial well-being of homeless persons who use methamphetamine: Perspectives of service users and service providers (Funded by CIHR and an Internal Western University Grant)

Featured Graduate Student Projects

Visit Scholarship@Western for a list of completed student theses and dissertations in the repository.

Graduate Student Opportunities

Opportunities for research related to intersections among mental health and mental illness, poverty, food insecurity, occupational therapy, meaningful activity, community integration, peer support, boredom and homelessness may be available.

Please contact professor Marshall at for information.

Additional Information

Academic Appointments and Research Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Director, Social Justice in Mental Health Research Lab, School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Associate Researcher, Providence Care Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Media Highlights


  • Thelma Cardwell Lecturer, 2023, School of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Distinguished Alumni, 2021, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • School of Occupational Therapy Excellence in Teaching Award, 2020, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Blue Star Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Occupational Therapy Program, 2018, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Clinical Education Award in Occupational Therapy, 2014, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada