Prof Karen Stagnitti

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Honorary Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Off-Campus (Home)

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007
Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, 2002
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, University of Queensland, 1977

Biography summary

Karen Stagnitti has worked for over 30 years in community based child and family early childhood intervention teams. She has been a staff member at Queensland University and Deakin University. In 2005 she joined the Occupational Science and Therapy team at Deakin University where she is now Professor, Personal Chair. She has been invited to present her work in Canada, UK, Denmark, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, Croatia, Romania, Chile and Italy. She has over 80 papers published in peer reviewed journals, 20 book chapters and has written or edited five books.

Research interests

Professor Stagnitti's research is primarily concerned with play ability of children under 10 years of age. The research area can be broken down into the following main areas:

The continuing development of a norm referenced play assessment: The Child-Initiated Pretend Play Assessment (ChIPPA)

The relationship between play and literacy ability in young children

The use of the ChIPPA with different clinical groups of children

The refinement of an intervention play therapy called 'Learn to Play'  that builds a child's play skills with increases in a child's language, social competence and flexibility.

Continuing research on the Parent Learn to Play program.

The Learn to Play program with children with ASD

The development of the Animated Movie Test - an assessment of creativity, logical thinking, symbolic thinking and narrative for adolescents.

The investigation of early play abiltiy in people with Anorexia Nervosa
 

Affiliations

Australasian/Pacific Play Therapy Association

OT Australia

Victorian Consortium of Early Childhood Educators

Teaching interests

Prof Stagnitti coordinated the occupational therapy honours program for 10 years from 2005 to 2014. She is intersted in developing students research skills and abilities in the assessment and measurement of play in children. She is also interested in the application of knowledge to practice.
 

Units taught

She is unit chair for the following units in the Master of Child Play Therapy:

HSO713 - Play Assessment and Meaurement

HSO714 - Research Project A

Teaches into a clinical intensive as needed from year to year

She also supervisors several PhD candidates and masters research students.

Knowledge areas

Professor Stagnitti specialises in children's play. She has developed 2 play assessments, the Symbolic and Imaginative Play Developmental Checklist and the Child-Initiated Pretend Play Assessment.

Conferences

1. Siobhan Casey, Karen Stagnitti, Ann Taket (2010) Examining resilience using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: Children and Youth Version AARE 2010, Melbourne University, Melbourne (28 November to 2 December 2010) AARE SIG: Social Justice, Session Type: Symposium. 2. Stagnitti, K. & Kidd, E. (2011). Narrative recall and pretend play: comparison of a play-based curriculum and traditional classroom curriculum. Children's Play, Storytelling and Pretence: CPSP 2011, University of Melbourne. 3. Stagnitti, K. (2011). Changes in ability: children with ASD and the Learn to Play program. Children's Play, Storytelling and Pretence: CPSP 2011, University of Melbourne. 4. Stagnitti, K. (2011). Play Based Learning. Monash City Council, Melbourne. 5. Stagnitti, K. (2011). The Parent Learn to Play Program. Healing relationships. Australasian/pacific Play Therapy Association Conference. August, Geelong. 6. Casey, S., Stagnitti, K. & Taket, A. (2011). Peer play relationships. Australasian/pacific Play Therapy Association Conference. August, Geelong. 7. Taket, A., Nolan, A., Casey, S. & Stagnitti, K. (2011). Supporting children's and young people's resilience in schools. 90minute paper presentation, New Understandings, Better Integration, Sustainable and Equitable Actions - Schools that Promote Health, Well-being and Educational Success in the Next Decade on the Occasion of the 15es Journes annuelles de sant publique du Qubec/15th Annual Public Health Days of Quebec (JASP) in Quebec - November 28th - 29th 2011. 8. Taket, A., Stagnitti, K., Casey, S. & Nolan, A. (2011). Mothers supportive strategies to build resilience in their children. PHAA (Public Health Association Australia) conference, Brisbane. 9. Hitch, D. Lavasani, N., Pepin, G. & Stagnitti, K. (2011). Clinical guidelines for children with ADHD. Bi-annual Occupational Therapy National conference, Gold Coast, June 2011. 10. Siobhan Casey, Karen Stagnitti, Ann Taket, Andrea Nolan (2012). Early Peer Play Interactions of Resilient Children Living in Disadvantaged Communities The Early Years Conference 2012, 2 4 February, Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, Canada

Awards

In 1997 she received a full time scholarship from LaTrobe University to study a doctorate full time.

In 2012 she was given a Personal Chair.

Projects





Faculty member of the Research and Research Training Committee

Chair of the Research and Research Training Committee

Chair of the Animal Ethics Committee Laboratory
 

Publications

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2019

Advancing towards contemporary practice: a systematic review of organisational performance measures for non-acute health charities

Richard Colbran, Robyn Ramsden, Karen Stagnitti, John Toumbourou

(2019), Vol. 19, pp. 1-12, BMC health services research, London, Eng., C1

journal

Longitudinal evaluation of a knowledge translation role in occupational therapy

D Hitch, Kate Lhuede, Vernon Lindsay, genevieve Pepin, Karen Stagnitti

(2019), Vol. 19, pp. 1-12, BMC health services research, London, Eng., C1

journal
2018

The pan occupational paradigm: development and key concepts

D Hitch, G Pepin, K Stagnitti

(2018), Vol. 25, pp. 27-34, Scandinavian journal of occupational therapy, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Measures to assess the performance of an Australian non-government charitable non-acute health service: A Delphi Survey of Organisational Stakeholders

R Colbran, R Ramsden, K Stagnitti, S Adams

(2018), Vol. 31, pp. 11-20, Health services management research, London, Eng., C1

journal

Relationship between sensory processing and pretend play in typically developing children

T Roberts, K Stagnitti, T Brown, A Bhopti

(2018), Vol. 72, pp. 7201195050p1-7201195050p8, American journal of occupational therapy, Bethesda, Md., C1

journal

The influence of personal and environmental factors on typically developing children's activity participation

C Murphy, T Brown, K Stagnitti

(2018), pp. 1-18, Journal of occupational therapy, schools, & early Intervention, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2017

Content and cultural validity in the development of the Indigenous play partner scale

A Dender, K Stagnitti

(2017), Vol. 64, pp. 283-293, Australian occupational therapy journal, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

Psychometric properties of Persian version of "child-initiated pretend play assessment" for Iranian children

M Dabiri Golchin, N Mirzakhani, K Stagnitti, M Dabiri Golchin, M Rezaei

(2017), Vol. 27, pp. 1-8, Iranian journal of pediatrics, [Heerlen, The Netherlands], C1

journal

Methodological considerations for a directive play therapy approach for children with autism and related disorders

K Stagnitti, L Pfeifer

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 160-171, International journal of play therapy, Washington, D.C., C1

journal

Supporting resilience

A Nolan, K stagnitti, A Taket, S Casey

(2017), pp. 269-282, Health and wellbeing in childhood, Cambridge, Eng., B1

chapter
2016

An investigation into the effect of play-based instruction on the development of play skills and oral language: a 6-month longitudinal study

K Stagnitti, A Bailey, E Hudspeth Stevenson, E Reynolds, E Kidd

(2016), Vol. 14, pp. 3891-406, Journal of early childhood research, London, Eng., C1

journal
2015

An intervention to improve social participation for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: pilot study

S Goldingay, K Stagnitti, L Sheppard, J McGillivray, B McLean, G Pepin

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 122-130, Developmental neurorehabilitation, London, Eng., C1

journal

Quality of pre-school children's pretend play and subsequent development of semantic organization and narrative re-telling skills

K Stagnitti, F Lewis

(2015), Vol. 17, pp. 148-158, International journal of speech-language pathology, London, Eng., C1

journal

Children's play in the Australian Indigenous context: the need for a contemporary view

A Dender, K Stagnitti

(2015), Vol. 4, pp. 3-16, International journal of play, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

The views of parents who experience intergenerational poverty on parenting and play: a qualitative analysis

R Smith, K Stagnitti, A Lewis, G Pepin

(2015), Vol. 41, pp. 873-881, Child care health and development, London, Eng., C1

journal

Student empathy levels across 12 medical and health professions: an interventional study

B Williams, T Brown, L McKenna, C Palermo, P Morgan, D Nestel, R Brightwell, S Gilbert-Hunt, K Stagnitti, A Olaussen, C Wright

(2015), Vol. 2, pp. 1-6, Journal of compassionate health care, London, Eng., C1

journal

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

D Hitch, G Pepin, K Stagnitti

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

journal

The efficacy of co-locating a supported playgroup in a shopping centre

S McEwan, K Stagnitti, F Andrews

(2015), Vol. 9, pp. 69-85, Communities, children and families Australia, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal

The use of psychometric play-based assessment to inform research supported treatment of children with autism

K Stagnitti

(2015), pp. 141-162, Play therapy with vulnerable populations: no child forgotten, Lanham, Md., B1-1

chapter

Play, narrative, and children with Autism

K Stagnitti

(2015), pp. 51-71, Children's play, pretense and story: studies in culture, context, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter

Comparison of a traditional and non-traditional residential care facility for persons living with dementia and the impact of the environment on occupational engagement

K Richards, R D`Cruz, S Harman, K Stagnitti

(2015), Vol. 62, pp. 438-448, Australian occupational therapy journal, London, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Increasing social cohesiveness in a school environment

K Stagnitti, M Frawley, B Lynch, P Fahey

(2014), pp. 91-105, Practising Social Inclusion, Abingdon, England, B1

chapter

Inclusive service design for young people with learning disabilities who exhibit behaviours of concern

S Goldingay, K Stagnitti

(2014), pp. 106-114, Practising social inclusion, Abingdon, England, B1

chapter

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

D Hitch, G Pepin, K Stagnitti

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

journal

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

D Hitch, G Pepin, K Stagnitti

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

journal

Relationship between play and sensory processing : a systematic review

T Watts, K Stagnitti, T Brown

(2014), Vol. 68, pp. 37-46, American journal of occupational therapy, Bethesda, MD, C1

journal

Family strategies to support and develop resilience in early childhood

A Taket, A Nolan, K Stagnitti

(2014), Vol. 34, pp. 289-300, Early years, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Supporting resilience in early years classrooms: the role of the teacher

A Nolan, A Taket, K Stagnitti

(2014), Vol. 20, pp. 595-608, Teachers and teaching: theory and practice, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

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

D Hitch, G Pepin, K Stagnitti

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

journal

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

J Payne, K Stagnitti, E Hooke, D Hitch

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

journal

The development of inquiry methods in mental health occupational therapy: looking to the past to inform the future

D Hitch, G Pepin, K Stagnitti

(2014), pp. 135-192, Advances in occupational therapy research, Hauppage, N.Y., B1

chapter
2013

Top-down and bottom-up approaches to motor skill assessment of children: Are child-report and parent-report perceptions predictive of children's performance-based assessment results?

J Kennedy, T Brown, K Stagnitti

(2013), Vol. 20, pp. 45-53, Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, C1

journal

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

D Hitch, G Pepin, K Stagnitti

(2013), Vol. 76, pp. 77-86, British Journal of Occupational Therapy, C1

journal

Readiness for interprofessional learning : a cross-faculty comparison between architecture and occupational therapy students

H Larkin, D Hitch, V Watchorn, S Ang, K Stagnitti

(2013), Vol. 27, pp. 413-419, Journal of interprofessional care, London, England, C1

journal

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

D Hitch, M Taylor, G Pepin, K Stagnitti

(2013), Vol. 17, International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, C1-1

journal

The effectiveness of a multidisciplinary intervention to improve school readiness in children with developmental concerns: children's skill development and parent perspective

L Sheppard, J Osmond, K Stagnitti

(2013), Vol. 6, pp. 94-107, Journal of occupational therapy, schools, and early intervention, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

Barriers and enablers to clinical fieldwork education in rural public and private allied health practice

P Maloney, K Stagnitti, A Schoo

(2013), Vol. 32, pp. 1-16, Higher education research and development, London, England, C1

journal

Expectations of parents on low incomes and therapists who work with parents on low incomes of the first therapy session

F Andrews, N Griffiths, L Harrison, K Stagnitti

(2013), Vol. 60, pp. 436-444, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, C1

journal

Promoting Health and Wellbeing for People with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: An Occupational Perspective

Danielle Hitch, Negar Lavasani, Genevieve Pepin, Karen Stagnitti

(2013), Vol. 11, INTERNET JOURNAL OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES AND PRACTICE, C1

journal

Upper limb pain and decline in strength during rehabilitation for a lower limb injury

K Stagnitti, M da Graca Costa, L Falzon, C Williams, J Chi, K Richards

(2013), Vol. 20, pp. 136-143, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, C1

journal
2012

Better Access to Mental Health program: Influence of mental health occupational therapy

M Kohn, D Hitch, K Stagnitti

(2012), Vol. 59, pp. 437-444, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, C1

journal

Occupation, wellness and life-satisfaction: the experience of an alternative training model within occupational therapy in Australia

L Pfeifer, K Stagnitti, M Pinto

(2012), Vol. 16, pp. 557-566, Interface: communication, health, education, Botucatu, Brazil, C1

journal

Come play with me : an argument to link autism spectrum disorders and anorexia nervosa through early childhood pretend play

G Pepin, K Stagnitti

(2012), Vol. 20, pp. 254-259, Eating disorders : the journal of treatment and prevention, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

Impact of the Learn to Play program on play, social competence and language for children aged 5-8 years who attend a specialist school

K Stagnitti, C O'Connor, L Sheppard

(2012), Vol. 59, pp. 302-311, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, C1

journal

Pretend play of children with acquired brain injury: An exploratory study

N Fink, K Stagnitti, J Galvin

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 336-342, Developmental Neurorehabilitation, C1

journal

Early peer play interactions of resilient children living in disadvantaged communities

S Casey, K Stagnitti, A Taket, A Nolan

(2012), Vol. 1, pp. 311-323, International journal of play, Abingdon, England, C1

journal
2011

Convergent validity of two visual motor integration tests

T Brown, A Chinner, K Stagnitti

(2011), Vol. 74, pp. 295-303, British journal of occupational therapy, London, U. K., C1

journal

Play, behaviour, language and social skills: The comparison of a play and a non-play intervention within a specialist school setting

C O'Connor, K Stagnitti

(2011), Vol. 32, pp. 1205-1211, Research in Developmental Disabilities, C1

journal

Activity preferences and participation of school-age children living in urban and rural environments

T Brown, S O'Keefe, K Stagnitti

(2011), Vol. 25, pp. 225-239, Occupational Therapy in Health Care, C1

journal

A study on fine motor skills of Iranian children with attention deficit/hyper activity disorder aged from 6 to 11 Years

N Lavasani, K Stagnitti

(2011), Vol. 18, pp. 106-114, Occupational therapy international, West Sussex, England, C1

journal

Pretend play of children with cerebral palsy

L Pfeifer, A Pacciulio, C Santos, J Santos, K Stagnitti

(2011), Vol. 31, pp. 390-402, Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, C1

journal

Cross-cultural adaptation and reliability of Child-Initiated Pretend Play Assessment (ChIPPA)

L Pfeifer, M Queiroz, J Santos, K Stagnitti

(2011), Vol. 78, pp. 187-195, Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, C1

journal

Play preference of children with ADHD and typically developing children in Brazil: A pilot study

L Pfeifer, L Terra, J dos Santos, K Stagnitti, M Panncio-Pinto

(2011), Vol. 58, pp. 419-428, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, C1

journal

Development of the Indigenous Child-Initiated Pretend Play Assessment: Selection of play materials and administration

A Dender, K Stagnitti

(2011), Vol. 58, pp. 34-42, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, C1

journal

The reliability of two visual motor integration tests used with children

A Chinner, T Brown, K Stagnitti

(2011), Vol. 4, pp. 129-140, Journal of occupational therapy, schools and early intervention, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

Evaluating the feasibility, effectiveness and acceptability of an active play intervention for disadvantaged preschool children : a pilot study

K Stagnitti, R Kenna, M Malakellis, B Kershaw, M Hoare, A De Silva-Sanigorski

(2011), Vol. 36, pp. 66-72, Australasian journal of early childhood, Watson, A. C. T., C1

journal

Play, language and social skills of children attending a play-based curriculum school and a traditionally structured classroom curriculum school in low socioeconomic areas

E Reynolds, K Stagnitti, E Kidd

(2011), Vol. 36, pp. 120-130, Australasian journal of early childhood, Watson, A.C.T., C1

journal
2010

The convergent validity of two sensory processing scales used with school - age children : comparing the sensory profile and the sensory processing measure

T Brown, I Morrison, K Stagnitti

(2010), Vol. 57, pp. 56-65, New Zealand journal of occupational therapy, Wellington, N.Z., C1

journal

The reliability of two visual motor integration tests used with health adults

T Brown, A Chinner, K Stagnitti

(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 308-319, Occupational therapy in health care, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

When parents love and don't love their children : some children's stories

H D'Cruz, K Stagnitti

(2010), Vol. 15, pp. 216-225, Child and family social work, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Scope of practice of occupational therapists working in Victorian community health settings

L Quick, S Harman, S Morgan, K Stagnitti

(2010), Vol. 57, pp. 95-101, Australian occupational therapy journal, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal

Occupational therapy students' attitudes towards inclusion education in Australia, United Kingdom, United States and Taiwan

K Mu, T Brown, C Peyton, S Rodger, Y Huang, C Wu, C Watson, K Stagnitti, E Hutton, J Casey, C Hong

(2010), Vol. 17, pp. 40-52, Occupational therapy international, Chichester, England, C1

journal

Screening children with developmental coordination disorder : the development of the caregiver assessment of movement participation

K Tsang, K Stagnitti, S Lo

(2010), Vol. 39, pp. 232-248, Children's health care, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

Extending educational boundaries

M Kumar, B Tucker, R Johnson, D Pattanayak, C Bishop, D Joseph, B Ndi, Ndungi, F Qian, K Stagnitti

(2010), pp. 141-159, Framing my name : extending educational boundaries, Altona, Vic., B1

chapter

The reliability of two sensory processing scales used with school-age children : comparing the response consistency of mothers, fathers, and classroom teachers rating the same child

T Brown, I Morrison, K Stagnitti

(2010), Vol. 3, pp. 331-347, Journal of occupational therapy, schools and early intervention, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal
2009

Pretend play, social competence and involvement in children aged 5-7 years: The concurrent validity of the Child-Initiated Pretend Play Assessment

N Uren, K Stagnitti

(2009), Vol. 56, pp. 33-40, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, C1

journal

From student to therapist: Follow up of a first cohort of bachelor of occupational therapy students

G Doherty, K Stagnitti, A Schoo

(2009), Vol. 56, pp. 341-349, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, C1

journal

Knowledge and reasoning in practice : an example from physiotherapy and occupational therapy

M Smith, S Meyer, K Stagnitti, A Schoo

(2009), pp. 193-212, Knowledge-in-practice in the caring professions : multidisciplinary perspectives, Farnham, England, B1

chapter

Children and pretend play

K Stagnitti

(2009), pp. 59-69, Play as therapy : assessment and intervention, London, England, B1-1

chapter

Pretend play assessment

K Stagnitti

(2009), pp. 87-101, Play as therapy : assessment and intervention, London, England, B1-1

chapter

Play intervention: the Learn to Play program

K Stagnitti

(2009), pp. 176-186, Play as therapy : assessment and intervention, London, England, B1-1

chapter

Occupational therapy students' attitudes towards individuals with disabilities: a comparison between Australia, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States

T Brown, K Mu, C Peyton, S Rodger, K Stagnitti, E Hutton, J Casey, C Watson, C Hong, Y-H Huang, C-Y Wu

(2009), Vol. 30, pp. 1541-1555, Research in developmental disabilities, Kidlington, Eng., C1-1

journal

Pretend play and social play: the concurrent validity of the child-initiated pretend play assessment

K McAloney, K Stagnitti

(2009), Vol. 18, pp. 99-113, International journal of play therapy, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal
2008

Rethinking policies for the retention of allied health professionals in rural areas: A social relations approach

K O'Toole, A Schoo, K Stagnitti, K Cuss

(2008), Vol. 87, pp. 326-332, Health Policy, C1

journal

The reliability of performance of healthy adults on three visual perception tests

T Brown, E Mullins, K Stagnitti

(2008), Vol. 71, pp. 438-447, British Journal of Occupational Therapy, C1

journal

The meaning of leisure for well-elderly Italians in an Australian community: Implications for occupational therapy

R Pereira, K Stagnitti

(2008), Vol. 55, pp. 39-46, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, C1

journal

Reconstructing child welfare through participatory and child-centred professional practice: a conceptual approach

Heather D'Cruz, Karen Stagnitti

(2008), Vol. 13, pp. 156-165, Child & Family Social Work, C1

journal

Theoretical reflections on the nexus between research, policy and practice

E de Leeuw, A McNess, B Crisp, K Stagnitti

(2008), Vol. 18, pp. 5-20, Critical public health, London, England, C1

journal

The evolution of a state-wide continuing education programme for allied health professionals

A Schoo, K Stagnitti, K McNamara

(2008), Vol. 15, pp. 60-66, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, C1

journal

Clinical placement and rurality of career commencement: a pilot study.

A Schoo, K McNamara, K Stagnitti

(2008), Vol. 8, pp. 964-, Rural and remote health, C1

journal
2007

Fine motor difficulties: the need for advocating for the role of occupational therapy in schools

M Jackman, K Stagnitti

(2007), Vol. 54, pp. 168-173, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Subiaco, W.A., C1

journal
2006

There was sufficient evidence to conclude whether parent-mediated early intervention was effective for children with autism

K Stagnitti

(2006), Vol. 53, pp. 137-139, Australian occupational therapy journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

An exploration of issues of management and intention to stay: Allied health professionals in South West Victoria, Australia

K Stagnitti, A Schoo, J Dunbar, C Reid

(2006), Vol. 35, pp. 226-232, Journal of Allied Health, C1

journal

Pretend play and parents' view of social competence: The construct validity of the Child-Initiated Pretend Play Assessment

D Swindells, K Stagnitti

(2006), Vol. 53, pp. 314-324, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, C1

journal
2005

Retention of allied health professionals in the south-west of Victoria

K Stagnitti, A Schoo, C Reid, J Dunbar

(2005), Vol. 13, pp. 364-365, Australian journal of rural health, Armidale, N.S.W., C1

journal

A conceptual model for recruitment and retention: allied health workforce enhancement in Western Victoria, Australia.

A Schoo, K Stagnitti, C Mercer, J Dunbar

(2005), Vol. 5, pp. 477-, Rural and remote health, C1

journal

Access and attitude of rural allied health professionals to CPD and training

K Stagnitti, A Schoo, C Reid, J Dunbar

(2005), Vol. 12, pp. 355-361, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, C1

journal
2004

Occupational performance issues in pretend play: implications for paediatric practice

K Stagnitti

(2004), pp. 103-121, Occupation for occupational therapists, Oxford, England, B1

chapter

The test-retest reliability of the child-initiated pretend play assessment

K Stagnitti, C Unsworth

(2004), Vol. 58, pp. 93-99, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, C1

journal

Understanding play: the implications for play assessment

K Stagnitti

(2004), Vol. 51, pp. 3-12, Australian occupational therapy journal, Australia, C1

journal
2000

The importance of pretend play in child development: an occupational therapy perspective

K Stagnitti, C Unsworth

(2000), Vol. 63, pp. 121-127, British journal of occupational therapy, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Development of an assessment to identify play behaviours that discriminate between the play of typical preschoolers and preschoolers with pre-academic problems

K Stagnitti, C Unsworth, S Rodger

(2000), Vol. 67, pp. 291-303, Canadian journal of occupational therapy, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
1999

Sensory defensiveness syndrome: a paediatric perspective and case study

K Stagnitti, P Raison, P Ryan

(1999), Vol. 46, pp. 175-187, Australian occupational therapy journal, Milton, Qld., C1-1

journal
1998

A validational study of the test of pretend play using correlational and classificational analyses

S Clift, K Stagnitti, L DeMello

(1998), Vol. 14, pp. 199-209, Child language teaching and therapy, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
1997

Determining gender-neutral toys for assessment of preschool children's imaginative play

K Stagnitti, S Rodger, J Clarke

(1997), Vol. 44, pp. 119-131, Australian occupational therapy journal, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Modelling the adoption and use of virtual services technologies for rural and regional healthcare: economic and quality care perspectives

A/Prof Michael Davern, Prof Karen Stagnitti, Prof Colin Ferguson

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1

  • 2009: $16,230
  • 2008: $21,086
  • 2007: $15,512

Interagency collaborations supporting resilient students, families, schools in disadvantaged communities

Prof Jillian Blackmore, Prof Ann Taket, Prof Chris Hickey, Prof Bernie Marshall, Prof Andrea Nolan, Prof Karen Stagnitti, Prof Rob Carter

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2 APAI, ARC_DUAPAI2 ARC_Deakin University Australian Postgraduate Award Industry Second, ARC_DUAPAI ARC_Deakin University Australian Postgraduate Award Industry

  • 2013: $7,731
  • 2012: $78,756
  • 2011: $142,964
  • 2010: $137,190
  • 2009: $73,929

Other Public Sector Funding

An investigation into integrating research, policy and practice

Prof Evelyne de Leeuw, Prof Beth Crisp, Prof Karen Stagnitti

  • 2006: $76,106

Interagency collaborations supporting resilient students, families, schools in disadvantaged communities

Prof Jillian Blackmore, Prof Ann Taket, Prof Chris Hickey, Prof Bernie Marshall, Prof Andrea Nolan, Prof Karen Stagnitti, Prof Rob Carter

  • 2012: $25,000
  • 2011: $25,000
  • 2010: $115,000

Can DVD simulations be used to promote empathy and inter-professional collaboration among undergraduate healthcare students?

Mr Brett Williams, Dr Ted Brown, Prof Karen Stagnitti

  • 2012: $5,000

Industry and Other Funding

Evaluation of a community based intervention to reduce childhood disadvantage

Prof Karen Stagnitti

  • 2010: $25,367

Evaluation of the Glastonbuty P.L.A.Y Program

Prof Karen Stagnitti, Ms Narelle Robertson

  • 2011: $29,846

Research Funded by Estate of Dr Susan A Esdaile

Prof Karen Stagnitti

  • 2013: $10,000

Voice of the child project with Glastonbury

Prof Karen Stagnitti

  • 2015: $1,000
  • 2014: $9,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2018

Rachel Lee Smith

Thesis entitled: Parenting Programs, Play and Intergenerational Poverty

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

Negar Miri Lavasani

Thesis entitled: Fine Motor and Executive Function Assessment for Children with Attention-Deficit-Hyperactive-Disorder

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

Siobhan Casey

Thesis entitled: Resilience In Early Years: Understanding Pretend Play And Self-Regulation Development

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

2016

Fatin Nadzirah Nazari

Thesis entitled: The Effectiveness of Outcome Measures for Malaysian Children with Down Syndrome

Master of Applied Science (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Health & Social Development

2015

Rachael Elliott Schmidt

Thesis entitled: In-depth Case Study of Australian Seating Service Experience: Stakeholders Perspectives

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

2014

Teresa Emblen

Thesis entitled: Development of Play Profiles: Influence of Disability on Children's Play

Master of Applied Science (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

Alma Marion Dender

Thesis entitled: An Investigation of Play and Literacy of Western Australian Indigenous Children

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

Associate Supervisor
2009

Wendy Lawson

Thesis entitled: Learning Styles: Single Attention and Associated Cognition in Autism (SAACA)

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2008

Kwan Lan Vicky Tsang

Thesis entitled: Assessment of Movement Participation for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorders

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development