Susan Forwell named the recipient of the Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship Award

Susan Forwell

Susan Forwell, Head of the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, has been named the recipient of the Canada Association of Occupational Therapists’ (CAOT) Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship Award. The lectureship is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession through research, education and the practice of occupational therapy.

Dr. Forwell’s research interests lie in chronic neurological conditions and their impact on chosen occupations. Her research has provided patients with chronic conditions — particularly multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury and brain injury — with credible programs and strategies to manage difficult symptoms, like fatigue, tremor, difficulty with hand function, and cognitive changes, so that they can participate in their life roles.

A dedicated scientist and Associate Professor, Dr. Forwell is committed to advancing the practice of occupational therapy through research, education and advocacy. She is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Occupation Science and is on the executive board of the International Society for Occupational Science.

Dr. Forwell will deliver her lecture next year in Niagara Falls.