Occupational Therapy and Disability

Postgraduate supervision

Disability - Melbourne Burwood and Waterfront Campuses

Professor Joseph Graffam
Disability services: policy development and program delivery; organisational behaviour; psychiatric disabilities and community integration

Professor Susan Balandin
Adults with lifelong disability with a particular focus on participation of those with little or no functional speech who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and those who are ageing, health interactions for adults who need AAC, the impact of dysphagia on those who are ageing with cerebral palsy, friendships and loneliness for both adults and children who use AAC, how virtual environments can be utilised for teaching students about disability

Associate Professor Jane McGillivray
Mental health and wellbeing of people with intellectual disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Associate Professor Keith McVilly
Intellectual development disabilities; relationships and positive behaviour support

Dr Russell Shuttleworth
Disability and chronic illness related research on issues such as sexuality, gender, leadership, access to health care contexts and speech impairment

Dr Erin Wilson
Social justice and equity

Occupational Therapy - Geelong Waterfront Campus

Professor Karen Stagnitti
Early childhood intervention:play, assessment, treatment, literacy links, social links, autism

Dr Genevieve Pepin
Occupational therapy practice in mental health, especially with respect to eating disorders and treatment


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