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A/Prof. Kelli Nicola-Richmond



Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Social Dev


Geelong Waterfront Campus


Research interests

Kellis research interests include:

- Teaching and Learning

- Simulation

- Practice Education/ clinical placement

- Person centred outcome measurement

- Facilitating participation for children with a disability

- Translating research evidence into practice


Teaching interests

Kelli is currently the Associate Head of School Teaching and Learning for Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Child Play Theray. She is also Practice Education Coordinator for Occupational Therapy and Unit Chair in HSO405 Occupational Science and Therapy Practicum B and HSO303 Evidenced Based Occupational Therapy Practice B.


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Beyond open book versus closed book: a taxonomy of restrictions in online examinations

P Dawson, K Nicola-Richmond, H Partridge

(2024), Vol. 49, pp. 262-274, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Online proctored exams: rhetoric vs reality

Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Phillip Dawson, Helen Partridge

(2024), Vol. 43, pp. 1-14, Higher Education Research and Development, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Evaluative judgement in practice education: How does the ability to judge the quality of work impact placement performance?

Kelli Nicola‐Richmond, Natalie Ward, Sally Logan, Nikki Lyons, Rola Ajjawi

(2024), pp. 1-11, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

How can learners practice evaluative judgement using qualitative self-assessment?

Cedomir Gladovic, Joanna Tai, Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Phillip Dawson

(2023), pp. 1-12, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The reciprocal nature of Assessment-as-Learning and feedback literacy: case studies from higher education in Australia

Christine Contessotto, Christine Contessotto, Joanna Tai, Joanna Tai, Janine Mc Burnie, Janine Mc Burnie, Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Petra Brown, Petra Brown

(2022), pp. 1-17, Assessment as learning : maximising opportunities for student learning and achievement, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

The reciprocal nature of assessment-as-learning and feedback literacy : Case studies from higher
education in Australia

Joanna Tai, Christine Contessotto, Janine McBurnie, Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Petra Brown

(2021), pp. 257-269, Assessment as Learning : Maximising Opportunities for Student Learning and Achievement, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Student perspectives on factors that influence the implementation of evidence-based practice in occupational therapy

D Hitch, K Nicola-Richmond, K Richards, R Stefaniak

(2021), Vol. 19, pp. 409-418, JBI evidence implementation, United States, C1

journal article

The utility of threshold concepts for clinical psychology education programmes

T Laing, J Sheen, K Nicola-Richmond, G Pépin, M O’Shea

(2021), Vol. 25, pp. 316-328, Clinical Psychologist, C1

journal article

Students' feedback literacy in workplace integrated learning: How prepared are they?

K Nicola-Richmond, J Tai, P Dawson

(2021), Innovations in Education and Teaching International, C1

journal article

Economic evaluation of simulated and traditional clinical placements in occupational therapy education

Elena Gospodarevskaya, Rob Carter, Christine Imms, Eli Chu, Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Nigel Gribble, Elspeth Froude, Stephen Guinea, Loretta Sheppard, Angelo Iezzi, Gang Chen

(2019), Vol. 66, pp. 369-379, Australian occupational therapy journal, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Threshold concept acquisition in occupational therapy: A mixed methods study of students and clinicians

K Nicola-Richmond, G Pépin, H Larkin, M Mohebbi

(2019), Vol. 66, pp. 568-580, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Australia, C1

journal article

Threshold concepts in higher education: a synthesis of the literature relating to measurement of threshold crossing

K Nicola-Richmond, G Pépin, H Larkin, C Taylor

(2018), Vol. 37, pp. 101-114, Higher Education Research and Development, C1

journal article

Simulated versus traditional occupational therapy placements: A randomised controlled trial

C Imms, E Froude, E Chu, L Sheppard, S Darzins, S Guinea, E Gospodarevskaya, R Carter, M Symmons, M Penman, K Nicola-Richmond, S Gilbert Hunt, N Gribble, S Ashby, E Mathieu

(2018), Vol. 65, pp. 556-564, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Australia, C1

journal article

Making it real: The development of a web-based simulated learning resource for occupational therapy students

K Nicola-Richmond, V Watchorn

(2018), Vol. 34, pp. 13-26, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, C1

journal article

'Once You Get the Threshold Concepts the World Is Changed Forever': The Exploration of Threshold Concepts to Promote Work-ready Occupational Therapy Graduates: The exploration of threshold concepts to promote work-ready occupational therapy graduates

Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Geneviève Pépin, Helen Larkin

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 1-17, International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care, York, Eng., C1

journal article

What factors contribute to failure of fieldwork placement? Perspectives of supervisors and university fieldwork educators

K Nicola-Richmond, B Butterworth, D Hitch

(2017), Vol. 73, pp. 117-124, World Federation of Occupational Therapists bulletin, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Instructional practices for evidence-based practice with pre-registration allied health students: a review of recent research and developments

D Hitch, K Nicola-Richmond

(2017), Vol. 22, pp. 1031-1045, Advances in Health Sciences Education, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of embedded simulation in occupational therapy clinical practice education: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

C Imms, E Chu, S Guinea, L Sheppard, E Froude, R Carter, S Darzins, S Ashby, S Gilbert-Hunt, N Gribble, K Nicola-Richmond, M Penman, E Gospodarevskaya, E Mathieu, M Symmons

(2017), Vol. 18, Trials, England, C1

journal article

Occupational therapy enhanced practice education approach: student perspectives

Nikki Lyons, Nicole Shaw, Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Michael Curtin, Sue Rowan, Kate Ingwerson

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 51-68, International journal of practice based learning in health and social care, Coventry, Eng., C1

journal article

Optimising leisure participation: A pilot intervention study for adolescents with physical impairments

C Imms, S Mathews, K Nicola Richmond, M Law, A Ullenhag

(2016), Vol. 38, pp. 963-971, Disability and Rehabilitation, England, C1

journal article

Transformation from student to occupational therapist: Using the Delphi technique to identify the threshold concepts of occupational therapy

K Nicola-Richmond, G Pépin, H Larkin

(2016), Vol. 63, pp. 95-104, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Australia, C1

journal article

The impact of an authentic, simulated learning activity on student preparedness for work-integrated learning

K Nicola-Richmond, K Richards, K Britt

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 343-354, Asia-Pacific journal of cooperative education, Hamilton, N.Z., C1

journal article

A case study of knowledge brokerage in occupational therapy

D Hitch, S Rowan, K Nicola-Richmond

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

journal article

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

D Hitch, K Nicola-Richmond, H Larkin

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

book chapter

Measurement of services and supports (MOSS): project overview and findings

C Quilliam, E Wilson, N Hagiliassis, K Nicola-Richmond

(2010), Melbourne, Vic, A6-1

research report/technical paper

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

The uptake, benefits and impacts of virtual healthcare for non-hospitalised TAC clients and providers.

Prof Genevieve Pepin, Prof Elizabeth Manias, Dr Kate Anderson, Prof Marj Moodie, A/Prof Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Prof Bodil Rasmussen, Prof Anna Peeters, A/Prof Martin Hensher

Transport Accident Commission

  • 2023: $93,089
  • 2022: $104,958
  • 2021: $155,149

Industry and Other Funding

Promoting evidence-based development relationships between ed tech start-ups and educational institutions.

Prof Margaret Bearman, Prof Phillip Dawson, Dr Chie Adachi, Dr Brandi Fox, A/Prof Kelli Nicola-Richmond

EduGrowth Limited

  • 2022: $30,471
  • 2021: $32,000

Developing a framework to support occupational therapy student performance and evaluative judgement in clinical placement

A/Prof Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Prof Margaret Bearman, Dr Kristie Harper, A/Prof Danielle Hitch, Ms Sally Hunter, Ms Emma Breuer

ANZAHPE Research Grants - Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators

  • 2024: $9,903


No completed student supervisions to report