Donna Barker

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Emerita

Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy




Prof. Donna Barker is an Associate Professor (Teaching Stream) and the Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto.

Donna oversees fieldwork courses within the MScOT program and represents the OS&OT Department on many university, provincial, and national committees.  Donna is also an Academic Council Member of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.

Donna’s research interests are in the areas of clinical education, specifically in student accommodations in clinical education and in fieldwork in private practice.

Prior to her employment at the university, Donna worked for 20 years in the health care system as a clinician, team coordinator, and OT Practice Leader.

School of Graduate Studies

Associate Member

Research Keywords

Clinical Education; Inclusive Education; Fieldwork in Private Practice; Clinical Education Models