Dr Anita Hamilton

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Dr Anita Hamilton


Teaching areas

  • OCC 101 Concepts in Human Occupation
  • OCC 212 Evaluation of Occupational Performance
  • OCC 402 Professional Issues in Occupational Therapy

Research areas

  • information literacy, digital literacy and knowledge transfer
  • ePortfolios for health care students and practitioners
  • managing and overcoming the digital divide in vulnerable demographic subgroups
  • teaching and learning practice in higher education
  • the role of assistance dogs in enhancing participation in day to day occupations


Anita Hamilton, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, BAppSc(OT), MOccThy, GradCert (Higher Ed), PhD has fourteen years clinical experience as an occupational therapist and fourteen years of experience as a researcher and educator in both in Australia and Canada. Anita’s research interests are in the areas of digital literacy, information literacy and knowledge translation/transfer. Another key area is in the role of assistance dogs in enhancing participation in day to day occupations. Anita has also been the primary investigator of research in the area of safe use of social media by people in vulnerable populations, such as people with acquired brain injuries, and in research with students in the use of wikis and ePortfolios in higher education. She was an award winner of a USC Blended Learning award in 2013 and an Advancing the Student Experience award with the OT team in 2015. Anita is a member of the International Advisory Group (Social Media) to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

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