Sandra Hobson, MA, BSc (OT), began her career at the Worker’s Compensation Board of New Brunswick. She also worked clinically at L’Hôpital Saint Vincent in Ottawa, where she covered rehabilitation, complex continuing care, admissions, and respite care units.
She is an occupational therapist with a BSc (OT) from Queen’s University and a Master in Adult Education from Saint Francis Xavier University. For 23 years she taught occupational therapy at the University of Western Ontario, with primary teaching responsibilities in fieldwork courses and courses in assistive devices and technology and environmental modification and rehabilitation of physical disabilities, including return to work and work accommodation strategies. She has also taught as a guest lecturer at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea; at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers; at the Yakutsk State University in Yakutsk, northeastern Siberia; and at the Belarusian State Medical University in Minsk, Belarus. She was awarded an honourary doctorate by the Belarusian State Medical University, the first woman ever to be so honoured. She has also been recognized with an Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of Western Ontario, Professor Emerita from the University of Western Ontario, and a Fellowship from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
Sandra Hobson has research interests relating to older adults, including occupational patterns across the lifespan, caregiving, falls and fear of falling, and Alzheimer’s and related dementias. She is also interested in professional education, including entry-to-practice and continuing professional education, as well as interdisciplinary education.