Janet Parsons

Photo of Janet ParsonsAssociate Professor
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Email: j.parsons@utoronto.ca


Dr. Janet Parsons is a health services researcher, rehabilitation scientist and qualitative methodologist with expertise in health and social equity, critical social science, patient and community engagement, knowledge translation, and policy research. She specializes in the development and application of arts-based visual and narrative methodologies to a wide range of research topics. Her research program operates at the intersection of the health sciences, social sciences and the arts. She has employed film, photography, drawing and storytelling in her work.

Cross Appointments
  • Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
  • Institute of Medical Science
  • Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Affiliate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital (Unity Health Toronto)
School of Graduate Studies

Full Member

Research Keywords

Arts-Based Research, Qualitative Methodology, Health and Social Equity, Critical Social Science