OTA Research Academy

The Occupational Therapy Australia Research Academy has been established to both recognise scholars in the occupational therapy profession but also to enhance research capacity building in the profession. Notably its core goals are:

  • To generate new knowledge and grow the corpus of knowledge underpinning the profession of occupational therapy
  • To make a positive and sustained contribution to the inclusion, participation and wellbeing of Australians through supporting high quality research
  • To grow the research capacity – individually and collectively – of the members of OTA through a range of activities including grant provision, education and mentoring,
  • To profile the contribution of occupational therapy researchers and scholars nationally and internationally through a range of media
  • To ensure the representation of occupational therapy researchers in national debate, dialogue and policy developments on issues related to productivity, inclusion, participation and wellbeing


Fellows of the Research Academy

The following occupational therapists are Fellows of the Research Academy:

  • Associate Professor Ted Brown
  • Professor Anita C. Bundy
  • Professor Leanne M. Carey
  • Professor Lindy Clemson
  • Professor Anne Cusick
  • Professor Jennifer Fleming
  • Professor Tammy Hoffman
  • Associate Professor Natasha A. Lannin
  • Associate Professor Lynette MacKenzie
  • Dr Annie McCluskey
  • Emertius Professor Jenny Strong
  • Professor Carolyn Unsworth
  • Professor Gail E. Whiteford
  • Professor Jenny Ziviani

For individual profiles and further information about the Fellows of the Research Academy, download the Inaugural Fellows of the Research Academy booklet.

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