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

Prior to joining the OS/OT faculty at UNC, I worked as an occupational therapist at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Although the majority of my clinical experience is in mental health, working at the hospital also required frequent interventions to address physical issues. Outside of mental health, I am interested in studying human migration, social justice, and cross-cultural issues in practice. My current research focus is to explore cross-cultural differences in the occupations of Latino immigrants using participatory research methods. My personal interests include hiking, kayaking, camping, sailing, music, cooking, traveling to remote locations, and spending time with family and friends.

Courses Taught (Current)

OCCT 826 - Occupational Science I: Adulthood and Aging

OCSC 890 - Human Capabilities, Justice, and 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. (under review). Video research: Unlocking the complexity of occupation. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy.

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

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. (2011). An ethnographic exploration of Latino immigration to Smalltown, North Carolina: Transformations in El Nuevo South. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Proquest Digital Dissertations. (3461975)

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.

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