Susan Forwell

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Degrees / Designations 

PhD (OT), MA (OT), BSc (OT), FCAOT

Email Address 
Mailing Address 
Vancouver (excludes UBC Hospital)


Academic Appointment 
Associate Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Brain and Nerves
Diagnosis and Therapy 
Rehabilitation Intervention

Dr. Forwell’s research interests lie in chronic neurological conditions and their impact on chosen occupations. Current projects include fatigue in multiple sclerosis (MS); pain and fatigue in spinal cord injury (SCI); fatigue in traumatic brain injury (TBI); adults successfully living with MS; and significant life transitions. An inspiring curiosity and area of research and scholarship is that of investigating occupations and their meanings in society. Current research includes the occupations of immigrants who have children with a disability, and notions of occupational distress and power.