Occupational Therapy Honours projects

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Occupational Therapy Honours projects


Occupational therapy research establishes a scientific basis for therapy and then integrates this research with clinical practice. Our occupational therapy research expertise includes:

  • mental health
  • ageing
  • chronic disease
  • quality assurance processes in health care
  • men’s health and wellbeing
  • the use of treatment plans
  • occupational therapy education and employment

Key research areas



Dr Ann Kennedy-Behr
Email: akennedy@usc.edu.au
Tel: +61 7 5456 5061

  • developmental coordination disorder
  • play and play spaces
  • cross-cultural adaptation of instruments/measures
  • working with parents/parent education
  • occupational performance coaching
  • advanced scope of practice

Dr Kieran Broome
Email: kbroome@usc.edu.au
Tel: +61 7 5456 5163

  • occupational therapy (OT) and macro practice
  • professional issues in OT
  • age-friendly and accessible transport
  • evaluation of clinical practice
  • chronic disease self-management

Dr Rosie Bruce
Email: rbruce@usc.edu.au
Tel: +61 7 5456 5163

  • sensory modulation use for inpatient and rehabilitation settings
  • mental illness lived experience and stigma effects on occupation
  • effective use of multidisciplinary teams in mental health services
  • children of parents who have mental illness
  • mental health service systems
  • how mental health policy and legislation development affects our clients' occupational needs
  • older persons and mental health
  • oncology, occupation and emotional well-being
  • needs of tertiary education students who have autism spectrum disorder

Professor Marion Alexandra Gray
Email: marion.gray@usc.edu.au
Tel: +61 7 5456 5127

  • bioethics
  • allied health education and practice
  • indigenous health
  • chronic disease management
  • impact of disability and prostate cancer epidemiology
  • diagnosis and treatment

Dr Anita Hamilton
Email: anita.hamilton@usc.edu.au
Tel: +61 7 5456 5959

  • service dogs
  • digital technology
  • higher education learning & teaching

Dr Michele Verdonck
Email: Tel: +61 7 5459 4868

  • mainstream and assistive technology
  • environmental control systems
  • neurological rehabilitation
  • spinal cord injury
  • paralympic and adaptive sport
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