Dr. Charlotte Royeen - 2019

The Meta-emotion of Occupation: Feeling about Feeling While Doing 

Given the state of malaise, anxiety and sedentary lifestyle changes in the U.S. and elsewhere, consideration of metaemotion of occupation (feeling about feeling while doing) is a critically important area of consideration for occupational science.

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Charlotte Royeen, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FASAHP, FNAP, is Dean of the College of Health Sciences at Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, Illinois, where she is also the A. Watson Armour III Presidential Professor. Previously, she served as Dean of the Edward and Margaret Doisy College of Health Sciences of Saint Louis University as well as professor in occupational therapy and occupational science. Prior to that, she held faculty leadership positions at Creighton University and Shenandoah University. Dr. Royeen received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine and her doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Royeen has received many honors and awards recognizing her work in the field of occupational therapy, including the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Award – the highest scholarly award bestowed by the American Occupational Therapy Association. She has published more than 40 books and book chapters, as well as 75 journal articles. Dr. Royeen was recently named one of the 100 most influential people in occupational therapy by The American Occupational Therapy Association.