- Mothering across the Lifecourse
- Grounded Theory Methods
- Mental Health
- 2010 AOTA Roster of Fellows
- 2008 AOTA Service Commendation
- 2007 AOTA/AOTF Leadership Fellowship
- 2007 AOTA Service Commendation
PhD, OTRL, FAOTA
PhD - University of Michigan
MS - Boston University
BS - Quinnipiac College
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Recent Publications and Presentations
Winston, K.A., Dunbar, S.B., Reed, C.N., & Francis-Connolly, E. (2010). Mothering occupations when parenting a child with feeding concerns: Amixed methods study. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 77. 181-189.
Rice, M., Reeves, G.D., & Francis-Connolly, E. (2010, September). Sabbaticals: Benefits, issues, and practical advice. Education Special Interest Section Quarterly, 20(3), 1-4.
*Howells, V., & Francis-Connolly, E.B. (2006 March). Constructing a mentoring web: Developing community-based practitioners. Home & Community Health SIS Newsletter.
*Francis-Connolly, E.B. (2004). Mothering across the lifecourse. In S. Esdaile & J.Olson (eds), Mothering Occupations: Challenges, agency, & participation. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
*Schuster, E.O., Francis-Connolly, E., Alford-Trewn, P., & Brooks, J. (2003). Conceptualization and development of a course on aging to infancy: A life course retrospective. Educational Gerontology, 29. 841-850.
*Francis-Connolly, E.B. (2003). Constructing parenthood: Portrayals of motherhood and fatherhood in popular American magazines. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, 5(1).
*Francis-Connolly, E.B. (2002). The unpredictability of habits and routines for preschool stage mothers. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 22.
Francis-Connolly, E.B. (2002). Book Review of Qualitative Research in Occupational Therapy. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 16 (4).
*Francis-Connolly, E.B. (2000). Toward an understanding of Mothering: A comparison of two motherhood stages. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 54.
*Scholarship in Occupational Therapy Academia: Culture, context, contributions, and choices. Panel presentation with M.Rice, J. Gupta, & P. Kearney. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Long Beach, CA. April 2008.
*Creating communities of scholars. Panel presentation with G. Dahl Reeves, G. Kielhofner, R. Ideishi, & J. Gupta. Education Special Interest Section, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. St. Louis, MS. April 2007
*The Contribution of Qualitative Research in Evidence-Based Practice. Panel presentation with V. Howells. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Charlotte, NC. April 2006
*Taboo Talk: Motherhood, culture, and meaning. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ. November 2005.
*Lessons learned from Teaching an Interdisciplinary Course on Aging. Poster Presentation with J. Brooks, D. Fox, & E. Schuster. The Gerontological Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Orlando, FL. November 2005.
*The Academy, the prison and the psychiatric hospital: How each affects mothering occupations. Panel with J. Olson, E. McKay, & C. Jose. The Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, 4th Annual Research Conference. Potomoc, MD. October 2005.
Sociology and Occupational Therapy. Lecture to Jonkoping University Occupational Therapy Students. Jonkoping, Sweden. April 2005.
Mothering in the United States: A comparison of two motherhood stages. Invited presentation to OT faculty, clinicians, and students at Jonkoping University. Jonkoping, Sweden. April 2005.
*Aging to Infancy: An interdisciplinary course. Paper Presented with J. Brooks at The Gerontological Society Annual Scientific Meeting. San Diego, CA. November 2003.
*The Unpredictability of Habits for Preschool Stage Mothers. The 13th World Congress of Occupational Therapists, Stockholm, Sweden. June 2002.
*Constructing a mentoring web: Developing community-based mental health practitioners. Poster presentation with V. Howells. The 13th World Congress of Occupational Therapists, Stockholm, Sweden. June 2002.
*Creating a research culture in a teaching institution. Poster presented with V. Howells. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Miami Beach, FL. May 2002.
An interdisciplinary team: Transforming teaching and learning. Presented with P. Alford, J. Brooks, E. Schuster. EMU Teaaching and Learning Showcase. March 2002.
Developing a research thread in a revised 3 + 2 curriculum. Poster presented at the Occupational Therapy Program Director's Meeting, St. Louis, MO. October 2001.
*A Comparison of Two Motherhood Stages: Experience, Practice, and Meaning. National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN. November 2000