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Melissa Park

Melissa Park

McGill University

Melissa Park, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy; a core member of Participatory Research at McGill, Department of Family Medicine; affiliated researcher with the Culture & Mental Health Research Unit, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill University; and full member of Centre de recerche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain. Her research explores aesthetics, neurodiverse experiences, connectedness, embodiment, professional reasoning, and everyday ethics using mixed methods ethnography and critical phenomenology. Her ethnographic and participatory research have focused on understanding what matters most to, and working with, multiple stakeholders in mental health related issues, including persons with invisible disabilities, family members, health and social care professionals, policy makers, and citizens on topics ranging from “healing” encounters and policy implementation to issues of inclusion, equity and justice.