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Ms Helen Larkin

Position: Senior Lecturer
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Health & Soc. Dev.
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 52278337 +61 3 52278337



Helen is a senior lecturer in the occupational science and therapy program at the Geelong Waterfront Campus. Prior to commencing at Deakin University, Helen worked for over 30 years in a range of occupational therapy clinical, management and consultancy positions with a particular interest in the area of disability and related research.

Helen has received recognition for her teaching through a number of awards at both University level and nationally through the Australian Learning and Teaching Council and the Office for Learning and Teaching.


Higher Education & Research Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)

Australian Occupational Therapy Association

Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency


Teaching Interests

Helen is a Teaching and Learning Coordinator for the School of Health and Social Development and her teaching responsibilities focus primarily in third year of the occupational therapy program. Helen also teaches into first and second year units within the School of Architecture and Built Environment, where the focus is on universal design of built environments and their role in promoting the participation of all people within their communities


Awards and prizes

2013 OLT Award for Teaching Excellence

2012 Smart Geelong Network Researcher of the Year Award (Living with a Disability Category)

2011 ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

2011 Deakin University Faculty of Health Award for Innovation

2010 Deakin Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence

2010 Deakin Vice Chancellors Award for Distinguished Teaching

2010 School of Health and Social Development Award for Teaching Excellence

2010 HERDSA Conference University of Sydney, Institute of Teaching and Learning Creative Presentation Award



Research interests

Helen's specific research interests are based around the scholarship of teaching and learning; specifically curriculum development and review, reflective practice, work integrated learning and inter-professional education particularly in the area of universal design practice.

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For details of conference presentations, click on the Research Link for Helen.

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