Our Research

Research in the Discipline is conducted by academic staff, research fellow(s) and postgraduate research students. Staff lead and/or collaborate on studies in their respective fields.

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The Discipline of Occupational Therapy has diverse and wide-reaching research interests and networks. We have a growing number of PhD students and welcome interest from prospective students and research collaborators linked to our various areas of research expertise represented by our staff.

The Discipline of Occupational Therapy has been expanding and strengthening our research programmes over the last number of years. We have active and growing strands of research which recognise the complex interplay between the physical, cognitive, psychological and social dimensions of people at individual and community levels. Research in the Discipline captures trajectories across the life course and context and has relevance for practice, theory and policy within Occupational Therapy and beyond.  

Applications from suitably qualified graduates wishing to pursue PhD or MSc level research within the Discipline are welcome. Find out more on our postgraduate course page.

Our research reach is broad and includes local, national and international impact. We are endeavouring to build a thriving and eclectic research culture and community within the discipline, and as such are represented in a diverse range of research centres across college including