Tara Pride

Assistant Professor, School of Occupational Therapy 

Tara Pride is of mixed Mi’kmaw and settler ancestry and a member of Sipekne’katik First Nation. Growing up on the East Coast, she graduated with a BSc in 2017 and an MSc in Occupational Therapy in 2019, both from Dalhousie University. She is currently a licensed Occupational Therapist with the Classic Therapy Group. She also teaches at Dalhousie University as a Sessional Instructor, has been the Coordinator of the Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network since 2019, and is currently a 4th year PhD candidate in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie. Tara’s PhD research is exploring the experiences of Indigenous occupational therapists and the need to create an Indigenous Community of Practice (CoP) within the profession and is working alongside Indigenous occupational therapists from across the country to do this work. Her proposed program of research at Western University will focus on continuing her doctoral work and exploring Indigenous mentorship in occupational therapy and the health sciences broadly. She is very interested in collaborating on other Indigenous health research projects advocating for and supporting Indigenous community-led health research.