Research at the Division of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy aim to contribute towards knowledge about human occupation and its relationship to health, human development and participation in everyday life.
Occupation is understood as culturally defined and individually valued activities that humans perform on a daily basis over the course of their lives in such environments as home, work, and school, as well as leisure venues.
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy generates knowledge about:
- The interaction between occupation and individual/contextual conditions.
- Ways in which participation and engagement in occupation contributes to health and development.
- Consequences of injury, illness, impairment, and environmental barriers on occupation and participation.
- Occupation-based interventions that enable participation in everyday occupations.
There are three research groups and a number of independent research projects within the Division of Occupational therapy.
Research groups and their projects
The CACTUS research group
Cognitive Accessibility and Technology Use when Ageing in home and Society
The HELD research group
Health in Everyday Life among people with neurological Disorders
Independent research projects
Maintaining participation in everyday life: creativity, agency and social environment for persons with chronic disease
Theoretical and empirical aspects of Occupational Transitions
Completed research projects
You can find more information about research projects that have been completed at the Division of Occupational Therapy