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Dr Kelli Nicola-Richmond



Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning (Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Play Therapy)


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Social Dev


Geelong Waterfront Campus


Research interests

Kellis research interests include:

- Person centred outcome measurement

- Facilitating participation for children with a disability

- Translating research evidence into practice

Teaching interests

Kelli is currently Unit Chair in HSO405 Occupational Science and Therapy Practicum B


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

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

(2022), pp. 1-17, 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

Danielle Hitch, Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Kieva Richards, Rachel Stefaniak

(2021), Vol. 19, pp. 409-418, JBI Evidence Implementation, Philadelphia, Pa., 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), pp. 1-11, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, Abingdon, Eng., 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, Chichester, Eng., 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, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Simulated versus traditional occupational therapy placements: a randomised controlled trial

Christine Imms, Elspeth Froude, Eli Chu, Loretta Sheppard, Susan Darzins, Stephen Guinea, Elena Gospodarevskaya, Rob Carter, Mark Symmons, Merrolee Penman, Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Susan Gilbert Hunt, Nigel Gribble, Samantha Ashby, Erin Mathieu

(2018), Vol. 65, pp. 556-564, Australian occupational therapy journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

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

Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Valerie Watchorn

(2018), Vol. 34, pp. 13-26, Australasian journal of educational technology, Tugun, Qld., 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), pp. 1031-1045, Advances in health sciences education, Dodrecht, The 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, pp. 1-16, Trials, London, Eng., 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, Oxford, Eng., 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 Pepin, H Larkin

(2016), Vol. 63, pp. 95-104, Australian occupational therapy journal, London, Eng., 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.

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

Transport Accident Commission

  • 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, Dr Kelli Nicola-Richmond

EduGrowth Limited

  • 2022: $14,471
  • 2021: $32,000


No completed student supervisions to report