Tara Pride, PhD

Tara Pride

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

On X: @tarapride_
ORCID: 0000-0002-7989-2106


  • PhD (Dalhousie University)
  • MSc (Dalhousie University)
  • BSc (Dalhousie University)

Graduate Program Supervision

  • Health & Rehabilitation Sciences  Health Professional Education, Health Promotion and Occupational Science Fields: MSc

Tara Pride is an Assistant Professor in the school of Occupational Therapy. Growing up in Mi’kma’ki, she is of mixed Mi’kmaw and settler ancestry and member of Sipekne’katik First Nation. Her research program includes working alongside Indigenous occupational therapists across the country to better understand their needs through the creation of an Indigenous Community of Practice (CoP) in occupational therapy. Further, she has also been a part of a research team exploring the experiences of marginalized health professionals across the country and has contributed to numerous manuscripts publishing these results.

As the former Coordinator of the Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network, she has a keen interest on working collaboratively with Indigenous post-secondary students to determine mentorship and training needs, particularly for health professions students. Broadly, she is interested in research collaborations with Indigenous Peoples and communities to support community-led and driven research that meets their needs and goals.

Featured Publications and Projects

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Pride, T., Sibbald, K., Macleod, A., Martin, D., & Owen, M. (2023). Faculty from marginalized groups in the health and social service professions: Challenging ‘expected academic’ identity and roles. The Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 23(1), 32-43.
  • Price, T., & Pride, T. (2023). The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM): Critiquing its applicability with Indigenous Peoples and communities. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 11(3), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.2085
  • Reid, H., & Pride, T. (2023). Colliding identities and creating spaces of belonging in the occupational therapy profession”. The Healthy Populations Journal, 3(1), 19-29. Doi:10.15273/hpj.v3i1.11476
  • Pride, T., Beagan, B. L., Macleod, A., & Sibbald, K. (2022). Educational experiences of health professionals from marginalized groups: "It definitely takes more work". Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/15595692.2022.2149485
  • Beagan, B. L, Sibbald, K. R, Bizzeth, S. R, Pride, T. (2022). Systemic racism in Canadian occupational therapy: A qualitative study with therapists. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 89(1): 51-61. https://doi.org/10.1177/00084174211066676
  • Pride, T., Lam, A., Swansburg, J., Seno, M., Lowe, M. B., Bomfim, E., Toombs, E., Marsan, S., LoRusso, J., Roy, J., Gurr, E., LaFontaine, J., Paul, J., Burack, J. A., Mushquash, C., Stewart, S., & Wendt, D. C. (2021). Trauma-informed approaches to substance use interventions with Indigenous Peoples: A scoping review. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 53(5), 460-473. https://doi.org/10.1080/02791072.2021.1992047
  • Hunter, C., & Pride, T. (2021). Critiquing the Canadian Model of Client-Centered Enablement (CMCE) for Indigenous contexts. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 88(4), 329-339. https://doi.org/10.1177/00084174211042960

Additional Information


  • Golden Quill Award Winner, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), 2022