Dr. Sharon McCleave
Sharon is a professor of the health and social sciences at Seneca College, working with undergraduate students in therapeutic recreation, community mental health, behavioural psychology, and nursing. She served as program coordinator for the Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation degree for the past eight years.
Additionally, she is a former practitioner of osteopathic medicine and a medical technician. Her research initiatives in the past have concentrated on the social determinants of health, sociopolitical influences on the understanding of health, and access to healthcare. More recently, she has immersed herself in investigative work in therapeutic community music.
Specifically, she is currently generating a conceptual model through grounded theory that embraces community music, the recovery model of care, and Salutogenesis. She is a multi-instrumentalist and private music instructor, with a Master of Arts degree in community music.