Antoine Luc Bailliard, PhD, OTR/L

OS_Bailliard.jpgAssistant Professor
Division of Occupational Science
and Occupational Therapy

Suite 2053 Bondurant Hall – CB #7122
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Office Phone: 919- 843-4468


  • PhD Occupational Science,
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MS Occupational Therapy,
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA Peace, War, and Defense,
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Personal Statement

My research focuses on how changes in participation in activities of daily living (ADL) affect the mental health of marginalized populations. Using participatory research methods with migrant groups, I have studied the relationship between sensory experiences and mental health. I have also studied the relationship between participation in occupation and social/occupational justice.  In addition to my research and theoretical work, I am an occupational therapist at an inpatient psychiatric facility. Although my clinical experience is predominantly in adult inpatient psychiatric settings, I also have experience with children and in community-based health. My personal interests include outdoor activities, music, travel and spending time with family and friends. 

Courses Taught (Current)

OCCT 770 - Occupational Science

OCCT 757/767 - Therapeutic Processes II & Lab – Mental Health modules

OCCT 836 - Community Level Occupational Therapy Practice

OCSC 855 - Action Theories

OCSC 890 - Human Capabilities, Justice, & the Political Dimensions of Occupation

Research, Clinical and Community Service Interests

  • Mental health
  • Social justice
  • Human migration
  • Embodiment of occupation
  • Ethnography
  • Sensory features in research and practice
  • Cross-cultural issues in research and practice

Recent Publication

Bailliard, A., & Aldrich, R. (in press). Occupational justice in everyday occupational therapy practice. In N. Pollard and D. Sakellariou (Eds.), Occupational therapies without borders: Integrating justice with practice (2nd ed.). Elsevier

Bailliard, A. (2015). Habits of the sensory system and mental health: Understanding sensory dissonance. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6904250020.

Bailliard, A. (2015). Video research: Unlocking the complexity of occupation. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 82(1) 35-43. doi:10.1177/0008417414556883 

Bailliard, A. (2014). Justice, difference, and the capability to function. Journal of nOccupational Science. 1-14. doi: 10.1080/14427591.2014.957886

Bailliard, A., Aldrich, R., & Dickie, V. (2013). Ethnography and the transactional study of occupation. In M. Cutchin and V. Dickie (Eds.), Transactional perspectives on occupation (pp. 157-168). New York, NY: Springer.

Bailliard, A. (2013). Laying low: Fear and Injustice for Latino migrants to Smalltown, USA. Journal of Occupational Science. 20(4), 342-356. doi:10.1080/14427591.2013.799114

Bailliard, A. (2013). The embodied sensory experiences of Latino migrants to Smalltown, North Carolina. Journal of Occupational Science, 20(2), 120-130.  doi:10.1080/14427591.2013.774931

Cutchin, M., Aldrich, R., Bailliard, A., & Coppola, S. (2008). Action theories for occupational science: The contributions of Dewey and Bourdieu. Journal of Occupational Science, 15(3), 157-165. doi:10.1080/14427591.2008.9686625

Faison, T., Bailliard, A., & Long-Slade, A. (2011). ADL cards and cultural competency: Using pictures to break language barriers. OT Practice, 16(10), 19-21.