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Christine Guptill

Assistant Professor

Rehabilitation Medicine

Occupational Therapy

About Me


  • Post-doctoral Fellowship - McMaster University/ Hand and Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, London, ON
  • PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Western University, 2010
  • MS (Occupational Therapy), Western Michigan University, 2000
  • BSc Biology, Western University, 1996
  • BMus (oboe performance), Western University, 1995

Clinical Experience

  • School Health support services, Pathways Centre for Children
  • Hand & Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare London
  • Occupational Health & Safety Services, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Motor vehicle insurance examinations, DMA Rehability and Southwestern Rehab Assessments
  • Adult home care, VHA Rehab Solutions

Dr. Christine Guptill received her occupational therapy training at Western Michigan University, and her PhD at Western University in Rehabilitation Sciences. Her program of research focuses on the health and occupational performance of musicians. This population focus includes elements of health promotion, workplace health and disability management, physical and psychosocial rehabilitation, and occupational science, to name a few.

Dr. Guptill is Chair of Education for the Performing Arts Medicine Association. She holds an adjunct research appointment at the University of Toronto’s Music and Health Research Collaboratory. She was a founding member of the Health Advisory Team at National Youth Orchestra Canada (NYOC) in 2007, and has been providing primary care occupational therapy to the orchestra since 2011. In 2012, she was honoured to receive a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her work at NYOC. In 2013-14, Christine was the Research Fellow at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. In her spare time, she performs as a freelance oboist.

Dr. Guptill is currently accepting students at the masters, PhD and post-doctoral level.