Ashley Williams, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)

McMaster University

Ashley is a Mitacs-Funded post-doctoral fellow at McMaster University and Homewood Research Institute. Her research focuses on the health and wellbeing of public safety personnel and Veterans. She is currently leading a study examining the impact of equine-assisted learning among public safety personnel with trauma exposure.

Ashley completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Science at Queen’s University where she applied qualitative methods to better understand the transition to civilian life among military Veterans as well as mental health among military and Veteran families. She is a registered occupational therapist with clinical experience in team-based primary care. As a clinician-researcher, Ashley has a deep appreciation for the critical responsibility that researchers have in producing trustworthy evidence that clinicians depend on to provide effective services. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys running and indulging in a cup of tea and a good book.