Ms. Anne O'Riordan


Ms. Anne O'Riordan

Contact information:

School of Rehabilitation Therapy,
Louise D. Acton Bldg., Room 214
Internal telephone extension: 36086
External telephone: 613-533-6086


Anne is part of a group of faculty exploring the area of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice and is particularly interested in the patient/client perspective.

Anne was the Clinical Educator in the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice (OIPEP) for 10 years in the Faculty of Health Sciences with primary responsibility for providing a clinical perspective and expertise to Interprofessional activities and projects. As part of this role, Anne was Project Manager for two Health Force Ontario funded research projects exploring collaborative practice. Anne has also been involved in international projects with the International Centre for Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR) in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Bangladesh, and was a facilitator in the online certificate program Community Based Rehabilitation and International Development. Anne was part of the research team working on the Compassionate Collaborative Primary Care project funded by the AMS Phoenix Calling to Caring Project. She also co-teaches the Interprofessional Collaborative Education course at the Bader International Study Centre in the UK.


Anne is a Lecturer in the Occupational Therapy Program. She coordinates the Lived Experience of Disability course (OT825). With the closure of the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice in the summer of 2016, Anne will take the lead in coordinating interprofessional education opportunities within the School of Rehabilitation Therapy.
Book Chapters:

O'Riordan, A., Paterson, M. & Medves, J. (2010) Interprofessional Fieldwork Education: Lessons Learned. Chapter 18 in Innovations in Clinical Education: Critical Appraisal. Sense Publishers. P. 201-214.
Articles in Refereed Journals:

Brook, J., Hobbs, N., Neumann-Fuhr, D., O’Riordan, A., Troop, M., Paterson, M. (2015) Preparing Students in Professional Programs for Rural Practice: A Case Study.Canadian Journal of Higher Education. 42(2): 23-40.

Paterson, M., Medves, J., Dalgarno, N., O’Riordan, A., & Grigg, R. (2013) The timely open communication for patient safety project. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 3(1) Online journal.

Young, L., Tsai, E. & O’Riordan, A. (2012) A qualitative study of predelivery counselling for extreme prematurity. Pediatric & Child Health.  Oct: 17(8): 432-436.

Byrnes, V., O’Riordan, A., Schroder, C., Chapman, C., Medves, J., Paterson, M. & Grigg, R. South Eastern Interprofessional Collaborative Learning Environment (SEIPCLE): Nurturing Collaborative Practice. (2012) Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 2(2) Online journal.

O’Riordan, A., Peterson, J., Murphy, S., Parsons, T., Docherty, D., Parsons, J., Meyerman, B. & Paterson, M. (2011) Collaboration in Action: Health Care Education, Academic Exchange Quarterly, 15(4): 94-99, Winter 2011. Collaboration in Action: Health Care Education.

Schroder, C., Medves, J., Paterson, M., Byrnes, V., Chapman, C., O’Riordan, A., Pichora, D. & Turner, C. (2010) Development and pilot testing of the Collaborative Practice Assessment Tool. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 25:189-195.

Morgan, B., Hunter, H., Anstey, S., O’Riordan, A., Paterson, M., Docherty, D. (2009) Volunteerism: Fostering Client-Centred Care, International Journal of Volunteer Administration, 26(1) Online Journal.

Medves, J, Paterson, M, Chapman, C, Young, J, Tata, E, Bowes, D, Hobbs, N, McAndrews, B. & O’Riordan, A. (2008) An inter-professional course preparing learners for life in rural communities. The International ElectronicJournal of Rural and Remote Health Research, Education, Practice and Policy. 8(1), p. 1-8.

Medves, J., Paterson, M., Schroder, C., Broers, T., Chapman, C. & O’Riordan, A. (2008) The constant cycle: day to day critical action of the QUIPPED project. The Qualitative Report Journal. 13(4), 531-543 online.

Paterson, M., Chapman, C., Medves, J., Schroder, C., Verma, S., Broers, T., O’Riordan, A. (2008) Action Research in Health Sciences: interprofessional education, Journal Sociale Intervention, 17(3), p. 7-20.

Jamieson, M., Krupa, T., O’Riordan, A., O’Connor, D., Paterson, M., Wilcox, S. (2006) Developing empathy as a foundation for client-centred practice: Evaluation of a university curriculum initiative. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(2), 76-85.

Doubt, L., Paterson, M. & O’Riordan, A. (2004) Clinical education in private practice: An interdisciplinary project. Journal of Allied Health, 33(1), 47-50.

Paterson, M., O’Riordan, A., Jamieson, M., O’Connor, D., Krupa, T., Wilcox, S. (2000) Community partnership project: curriculum innovation in an occupational therapy undergraduate program.  Education Through Partnership Journal. 4(2), p. 7-15.

Popular Articles:

Paterson, M., O’Riordan, A. & Lysaght, R. (2014) Global Collaboration between Canadian and Japanese OT programs. Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs (ACOTUP) newsletter. (Summer)

O’Riordan, A. & Brander, R. (2014) Interprofessional Project on Disability, Maternal and Child Health in Bangladesh: The Educator Perspective. International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR) Newsletter, p. 6.

Murphy, S., O’Riordan A., Peterson, J-A., Parsons, T., Parsons, J., Docherty, D., Meyerman, B. & Paterson, M. (2012) Collaboration in action: achieving interprofessional competency in education. Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs (ACOTUP) newsletter. 11(Winter): 4.