Brenda Merritt is an Associate Professor in the Dalhousie School of Occupational Therapy and is currently serving as the Acting Associate Dean (Academic) for the Faculty of Health Professions.  Brenda also holds cross appointments in the School of Nursing and International Development Studies at Dalhousie University.  Brenda’s key research interest include investigating how chronic health conditions (e.g., HIV), injury, and/or key determinants of health (e.g., gender, sexuality, age) impact a person’s ability to participate in chosen and necessary daily life activities.  Brenda also conducts research within the areas of curriculum design and evaluation, interprofessional health education, and developing innovative educational strategies to cultivate professional behaviour and clinical decision making skills.

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