Occupational Therapy PhD Unit Set
Occupational Therapy research at ECU concentrates on contributing to the knowledge base about occupation, health and well-being across the lifespan and to the evidence base for occupational therapy practice.
Specific postgraduate research topics are developed in conjunction with the postgraduate coordinator or potential supervisor, however applications are particularly encouraged from those with an interest in: Participation in community life for health and well-being across the lifespan Understanding the client perspective on occupational engagement or occupational therapy service provision Building inclusive community Developing and sustaining competence for practice Researchers in the school are currently involved in projects investigating Community mobility Dignity of risk in occupational engagement School inclusion Evidence for practice with clients experiencing chronic pain, developmental coordination disorder, living with terminal conditions, dementia, acquired brain injury, severe and enduring mental health issues Use of simulation in teaching and learning
Special entry requirements
It is desirable that all applicants contact a potential supervisor to discuss their research project before applying. Information about ECU's Research Institutions, Centres and Supervisors can be found in the school brochures listed on the Applying for a Research Degree website or the staff contact page of the relevant School.
Availability & Campus
Candidates enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy Integrated (J42) may be required to attend classes on more than one campus to complete the research training component of the course.
Candidates are expected to meet regularly with their supervisors as part of the supervised independent research component of the course.
Occupational Therapist, Health and Wellness Coordinator, Academic, Researcher, Clinician/researcher
Possible future job titles
occupational therapy, neuromuscular therapy, hand therapy, rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation.