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Dr. Mary Ann McColl B.Sc. (OT), M. H.Sc. (Community Health & Epidemiology), Ph.D. (Epidemiology & Biostatistics), M.T.S.
Dr. Mary Ann  McColl
Contact Information
Abramsky Hall, Room 315
Internal telephone extension: 36319
External telephone: 613-533-6319


  1. Disability studies & disability policy
  2. Spirituality & disability
  3. Occupational therapy theory
  4. Canadian Occupational Performance Measure


McColl, M. A., Law, M. C., & Stewart, D. (2023). The theoretical basis of occupational therapy (4th ed., in progress). Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc.

McColl, M.A. (2019).  Appreciative disability studies. Toronto, ON: Captus Press.

Law, M., Baptiste, S., McColl, M.A., Polatajko, H., Carswell, A., Pollock, N. (2019). Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (5th ed, rev).  Toronto:  COPM Inc.

McColl, M. A. (2011). Spirituality and occupational therapy (2nd ed). Ottawa, ON: CAOT Publ.

Law, M., & McColl, M. A. (2010). Interventions, effects and outcomes in occupational therapy:  Adults and older adults. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc.

McColl, M. A., & Dickenson, J. (2009). Inter-professional primary health care:  Assembling the pieces. Ottawa, ON: CAOT Publishing.

Dorland, J., & McColl, M.A. (2007). Emerging approaches to chronic disease management in primary health care. Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen's University Press.

McColl, M.A., & Jongbloed, L. (2006).  Disability and social policy in Canada (2nd ed). Toronto, ON:  Captus Press.

McColl, M.A., Law, M., Baptiste, S., Carswell, A., Polatajko, H., Pollock, N. (2006).  Research on the COPM:  An annotated resource.  Ottawa, ON:  CAOT Publ.

Book Chapters:

McColl, M. A. (2016). Client-centered care and spirituality. In T. Humbert (Ed.), Spirituality and occupational therapy: A model for practice and research. (pp. 167-170). North Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

McColl, M. A. (2016). Spirituality in older adults. In B. Bonder, D. Bellow-Haas, & V. (Eds.), Functional Performance in Older Adults. (pp. 1-12). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Co.

McColl, M. A., & Pollock. (2015). Measuring occupational performance using a client-centered perspective. In M. Law, C. Baum, & W. Dunn. (Eds.), Measuring occupational performance (3rd ed., pp. 117-124). Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc.

Smith, K., McColl, M. A., Aiken, A., & McColl, A. (2014). Primary Care for People with SCI. In J. J. Eng, R. W. Teasell, W. C. Miller, D. L. Wolfe, A. F. Townson, J.T.C. Hsieh, S.J. Connolly, V.K. Voonan, E. Hoh, & A. McIntyre (Eds.), Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (5th ed., pp. 1-28). Canada: SCIRE.

Journal Articles:  (past 3 years)

McColl, MA. (2022). The ten stories: Inter-generational transfer of values. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 1– 8.

McColl, M.A., Gupta, S., McColl, A.R., & Smith, K. (2022). Approach to: Prescribing for the top 3 complications associated with spinal cord injury. Canadian Family Physician. (in press).

McColl, MA, Boyer-Denis, C., Douglas, KL., Gilmour, J., … . (2022). A clinically significant difference on the COPM. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. (in press)

McColl, M.A. (2022). A graduated approach to spiritual intervention in health and long-term care. Religions, 13(8), 743.

Zaman, M., Ghahari, S., & McColl, M.A. (2022). Empowered patient: A program in improve people with Parkinson’s communication with health care professionals. Clinical Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 7, 100156.

Gupta, S., Dhawan, J., McColl, M. A., Smith, K, & McColl, A. (2022). Use and costs of non-prescribed medications among people with spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 103(7),1279-1284.

Petrin, J., McColl, M.A., Donnelly, C., French, S., & Finlayson, M. (2021). Prioritizing the healthcare access concerns of Canadians with MS. Multiple Sclerosis Journal – Experimental, Translational and Clinical, 1-10.  DOI: 10.1177/20552173211029672

Perri, M., Khan, A., McColl, M.A., & Jetha, A. (2021). Scanning and synthesizing Canadian policies that address the school-to-work transition of youth and young adults with disabilities. Disability and Health Journal. DOI: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2021.101122

Zaman, M.S., Ghahari, S., & McColl, M.A. (2021). Barriers to accessing healthcare services for people with Parkinson's Disease: A scoping review. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, 11(4), 1537-1553.

McColl, M.A. (2021) Guest Editorial: Occupational therapy and disability studies: What can we learn from each other? Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 88(1) 4-11. DOI: 10.1177/00084174211003473.

McColl, M.A. (2021). Response to letter to the editor.  Hammel, K., Jarus, T., Bulk, L., Collins B., Grenier, M.L., & Mahipaul, S. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 88(4), 279-282. DOI:  /10.1177/00084174211045857

Gupta, S., McColl, M.A., Smith, K., & McColl, A. (2021). Prescribing patters for treating common complications of spinal cord injury. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine., 6, 1-9. DOI: 10.1080/10790268.2021.1920786

Petrin, J., Finlayson, M., Connelly, C., & McColl, M.A. (2021). Healthcare access experiences of persons with MS explored through the candidacy framework. Journal of Health & Social Care in the Community, 29 (3), 7898-799.

Parsons, J., McColl, M.A., Martin, A., & Rynard, D. (2021).  Accommodations and academic performance:  First-year students with disabilities.  Canadian Journal on Higher Education, 51(1), 41-56.

Gupta, S., McColl, M. A., Ann, M., Guilcher, S. J., Smith, & Karen. (2020). An adapted model of cost-related nonadherence to medications among people with disabilities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 31(1), 35–45.

Gupta, S., McColl, M. A., Ann, M., Smith, K., Guilcher, & Sara, J. T. (2020). Prescription medication cost, insurance coverage, and cost-related nonadherence among people with spinal cord injury in Canada. Spinal Cord, 58(5), 587–595.

Petrin, J., Donnelly, C., McColl, M.A., & Finlayson, M. (2020). Is it worth it?: The experiences of persons with multiple sclerosis as they access health care to manage their condition. Health Expectations, 3, 1269-1279. DOI: 10.11111/hex.13109

Petrin, J., McColl, M.A., French, S., Donnelly, C., & Finlayson, M. (2020). Access to health care for Canadians with multiple sclerosis: Prioritizing concerns. International Journal of MS Care, 22(S2), 53.

Parsons, J., McColl, M.A., Martin, A., & Rynard, D. (2020). Students with disabilities transitioning from high school to university in Canada: Identifying changing accommodations. Exceptionality Education International, 30(3), 64-81. 

Petrin, J., McColl, M.A., Donnelly, C., & Finlayson, M. (2020). Conceptualizing access through the perspectives of Canadians with Multiple Sclerosis. International Journal of MS Care, 22(2), 52-53.

Chichaya, T., Joubert, R., & McColl, M.A. (2020). Voices on disability issues in Namibia: Evidence for entrenching occupational justice in disability policy formulation. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 27(1), 14-27.

Cramm, H., McColl, M.A., Aiken, A., & Williams, A. (2019). The mental health of military-connected children: A scoping review. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-11.

Chichaya, T., Joubert, R., & McCollm M.A. (2019). Applying the occupational justice framework in disability policy analysis in Namibia. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 49(1), 19-25.

McColl, M.A., Gitterman, A., & Goldowitz, D. (2019). Knowledge translation from disability studies to policy makers: Literature review and expert consultation. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 8(5).

Gupta, S., McColl, M., Guilcher, S., & Smith, K. (2019) Managing medication cost burden: A qualitative study exploring experiences of people with disabilities in Canada. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(17) 3066.

Gupta, S., McColl, M.A.,. Guilcher, S., & Smith, K. (2019). An adapted model of cost-related nonadherence to medication among people with disabilities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 1-11.

Wilson, C., & McColl, M.A. (2019). Comparing integration and inclusion between Canadians and Americans with disabilities: Evidence from national surveys of time use. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 8(3), 18-40.

Chichaya, T., Joubert, R., & McColl, M.A. (2019). Analysing disability policy in Namibia: An occupational justice perspective. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 49(1), 19-25.

Petrin, J., Finlayson, M., McColl, M.A., & Donnelly, C. (2019) Accessing healthcare services for managing multiple sclerosis: Perspectives from Ontarians with multiple sclerosis abstracts from the 33rd annual meeting of the consortium of multiple sclerosis centers. International Journal of MS Care, 21(1), 60.

Dassah, E., Aldersey, H., McColl, M.A., & Davison, C. (2019). Healthcare providers’ perspective of providing primary healthcare services to persons with physical disabilities in rural Ghana. Primary Health Care, 20(e108), 1-8.

Yeh, H-H., & McColl, M. A. (2019). A model for client-centered, occupation-based palliative care: a scoping review. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 1-16.

Jetha, A., Shaw, R., Sinden, A., Mahood, Q., Gignac, M., McColl, M.A., & Martin Ginis, K. (2019). Work-focused interventions that promote the labour market transition of young adults with chronic disabling health conditions: A systematic review. Occupational Environmental Medicine, 2019 (0), 1-10.