Dr Danielle Hitch

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer In Occupational Therapy

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Master of Science, University of Plymouth, 2006
Master of Arts, Swinburne Univ. of Technology, 2008
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2014

Contact

dani.hitch@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 78642

Biography

Dr. Hitch qualified as an occupational therapist from LaTrobe University in 1998, and has worked in both Australia and the United Kingdom. During her clinical career, she has worked in a range of mental health settings, and also in private practice. 

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Research interests

Mental health and wellbeing (particularly mood disorders and psychosis)

Occupation and occupational therapy

Knowledge translation / brokerage in allied health

Fieldwork Education

Pan Occupational Paradigm


 

Affiliations

1996 - Present OT Australia (Victoria)



2011 Present Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association Inc.



1999 - 2009 British Association of Occupational Therapy

Teaching interests

Inclusive teaching practices

Supervision of Honours students


 

Conferences

http://dro.deakin.edu.au/list/?search_keys%5B0%5D=danielle+Hitch&submit=Search&fields=search_keys%5B0%5D&cat=quick_filter&sort_by=searchKey0

Awards

December 2015 - Special Commendation for Research Excellence (School of Health and Social Development) 

November 2015 - Smart Geelong Early Career Innovator Award

April 2013 - OT Australia Victoria Research Grant

October 2012 - Smart Geelong Awards (Living with a Disability and Commendation)

May 2012 - Deakin University Vice-Chancellors Award for Excellent Contribution to Equity and Diversity

May 2011 - Deakin University Faculty of Health Award for Innovation

December 2010 - Deakin University School of Health and Social Development Award for Excellence in Teaching

April 2007 - OT Australia Research or Quality Improvement Project Grant


January 2005 - HSA Charitable Fund Major Scholarship
 

Publications

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2016

Occupational therapy in forensic psychiatry: Recent developments in our understandings (2007-2013)

Dr Danielle Hitch, QK Hii, Ian Davey

(2016), Vol. 79, pp. 197-205, British journal of occupational therapy, London, Eng., C1

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Perceptions of fieldwork in occupational therapy

Ms Kate Ingwersen, Nikki Lyons, Dr Danielle Hitch

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-5, Clinical teacher, London, Eng., C1

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Transforming roles to support student development of academic literacies: a reflection on one team’s experience

Dr Sophie Goldingay, Dr Danielle Hitch, Dr Ann Carrington, Ms Sharlene Nipperess, Ms Viola Rosario

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 334-346, Reflective practice, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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2015

Evidence for mental health occupational therapy: trends in the first decade of the new millenium (200-2013)

Dr Danielle Hitch, Dr Genevieve Pepin, Prof Karen Stagnitti

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1-12, SAGE open, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

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Occupational therapists' experiences of career progression following promotion

Helen Nelson, Susan Giles, Heather McInnes, Dr Danielle Hitch

(2015), Vol. 62, pp. 401-409, Australian occupational therapy journal, London, Eng., C1

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The impact of leisure participation on mental health for older people with depression: a systematic review

Dr Danielle Hitch, Karen Wright, Dr Genevieve Pepin

(2015), Vol. 33, pp. 336-345, Physical and occupational therapy in geriatrics, London, Eng., C1

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Occupational therapy with people with depression: using nominal group technique to collate clinician opinion

Dr Danielle Hitch, Michelle Taylor, Dr Genevieve Pepin

(2015), Vol. 22, pp. 216-225, Scandinavian journal of occupational therapy, London, Eng., C1

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Working with policy and regulatory factors to implement universal design in the built environment: the Australian experience

Ms Helen Larkin, Dr Danielle Hitch, Ms Valerie Watchorn, Ms Susan Ang

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 8157-8171, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Inclusive pedagogy in Australian universities: A review of current policies and professional development activities

Dr Danielle Hitch, Ms Susie Macfarlane, Ms Claire Nihill

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 135-145, International journal of the first year in higher education, Brisbane, Qld., C1

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2014

In the footsteps of Wilcock, part one : the evolution of doing, being, becoming, and belonging

Dr Danielle Hitch, Dr Genevieve Pepin, Prof Karen Stagnitti

(2014), Vol. 28, pp. 231-246, Occupational therapy In health care, New York, N. Y., C1

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In the footsteps of Wilcock, part two: the interdependent nature of doing, being, becoming and belonging

Dr Danielle Hitch, Dr Genevieve Pepin, Prof Karen Stagnitti

(2014), Vol. 28, pp. 247-263, Occupational therapy In health care, New York, N. Y., C1

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A case study of knowledge brokerage in occupational therapy

Dr Danielle Hitch, Susan Rowan, Ms Kelli Nicola-Richmond

(2014), Vol. 21, pp. 389-396, International journal of therapy and rehabilitation, England, London, C1

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The Integrating Theory, Evidence and Action (ITEA) method: a procedure for helping practitioners translate theory and research into action

Dr Danielle Hitch, Dr Genevieve Pepin, Prof Karen Stagnitti

(2014), Vol. 77, pp. 592-600, British journal of occupational therapy, London, England, C1

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Achieving eating independence in an acute stroke ward : Developing a collaborative care plan

Jacqueline Payne, Prof Karen Stagnitti, Emily Hooke, Dr Danielle Hitch

(2014), Vol. 22, pp. 111-117, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, London, United Kingdom, C1

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Promoting participation through the universal design of built environments: making it happen

Ms Valerie Watchorn, Ms Helen Larkin, Dr Danielle Hitch, Ms Susan Ang

(2014), Vol. 5, pp. 65-88, Journal of social inclusion, Meadowbrook, Qld., C1

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"The university didn't actually tell us this is what you have to do": Social inclusion through embedding of academic skills in first year professional courses

Dr Sophie Goldingay, Dr Danielle Hitch, Dr Juliana Ryan, Mr Dennis Farrugia, Ms Norah Hosken, Miss Greer Lamaro Haintz, Ms Claire Nihill, Ms Susie Macfarlane

(2014), Vol. 5, pp. 43-53, International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, Brisbane, Qld., C1

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2013

Engagement in activities and occupations by people who have experienced psychosis : a metasynthesis of lived experience

Dr Danielle Hitch, Dr Genevieve Pepin, Prof Karen Stagnitti

(2013), Vol. 76, pp. 77-86, British journal of occupational therapy, London, England, C1

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Strategies and effectiveness of teaching universal design in a cross-faculty setting

Ms Valerie Watchorn, Ms Helen Larkin, Ms Susan Ang, Dr Danielle Hitch

(2013), Vol. 18, pp. 477-490, Teaching in higher education, London, Eng., C1

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Promoting health and wellbeing for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: an occupational perspective

Dr Danielle Hitch, Mrs Negar Miri Lavasani, Dr Genevieve Pepin, Prof Karen Stagnitti

(2013), Vol. 11, pp. 1-10, Internet journal of allied health sciences and practice, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, C1

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Meeting the challenges of providing quality work integrated learning experiences for allied health: A case study

Dr Danielle Hitch, Ms Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Ms Helen Larkin

(2013), pp. 267-290, Higher education : recent trends, emerging issues and future outlook, New York, NY, B1

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2012

Community mobility in the context of universal design : inter-professional collaboration and education

Dr Danielle Hitch, Ms Helen Larkin, Ms Valerie Watchorn, Ms Susan Ang

(2012), Vol. 59, pp. 375-383, Australian occupational therapy journal, Richmond, Vic., C1

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Better access to mental health : mapping the evidence supporting participation in meaningful occupations

Dr Danielle Hitch

(2012), Vol. 10, pp. 181-189, Advances in mental health, Maleny, Qld., C1-1

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Better access to mental health program : influence of mental health occupational therapy

Milly Kohn, Dr Danielle Hitch, Prof Karen Stagnitti

(2012), Vol. 59, pp. 437-444, Australian occupational therapy, Richmond, Vic., C1

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Evidence based guidelines to improve engagement and participation for people experiencing depression

Dr Danielle Hitch, Michelle Taylor, Dr Genevieve Pepin, Prof Karen Stagnitti

(2012), Vol. 17, pp. 1-22, International journal of psychosocial rehabilitation, Norfolk, England, C1-1

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Academic skills and beyond : a resource based approach to support student success in higher education

Dr Danielle Hitch, Dr Sophie Goldingay, Ms Norah Hosken, Miss Greer Lamaro Haintz, Ms Susie Macfarlane, Ms Claire Nihill, Dr Juliana Ryan, Mr Dennis Farrugia

(2012), Vol. 6, pp. A - 29-A - 41, Journal of academic language and learning, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

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2009

A survey of occupational therapists providing services under the Better Access to Mental Health initiative

Dr Danielle Hitch

(2009), Vol. 8, pp. 1-10, Australian e-journal for the advancement of mental health, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1-1

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Experiences of engagement in occupations and assertive outreach services

Dr Danielle Hitch

(2009), Vol. 72, pp. 482-490, British journal of occupational therapy, London, England, C1-1

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2007

A review of the selection for occupational therapy outcome measures in a community mental health rehabilitation setting

Dr Danielle Hitch, Trish Hevern, Marie Cole, Cherene Ferry

(2007), Vol. 54, pp. 221-224, Australian occupational therapy journal, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

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