Christie Welch

Photo of Christie WelchAssistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Graduate Coordinator

Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Room 918


Christie Welch PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.) is a registered Occupational Therapist who has been practising since 2001. She completed a PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Toronto and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Bloorview Research Institute. Christie is passionate about building a new understanding of autism that is based on the perspectives of people who identify as autistic. Her research focuses on movement control as well as other embodied elements of autism including experiences identified as important by autistic people; specifically, burnout, inertia, meltdown and shutdown.
School of Graduate Studies
Associate Member (Restricted)
Research Keywords

Autism, insider perspective; Motor control; Arousal regulation