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This page is dedicated to university students seeking participants to help contribute to their research. This might be in the form of completing a short online survey or maybe assistance in seeking candidates.

Please take the time to help our up and coming occupational therapy students, your help is greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in promoting your research please contact our office via email [email protected] to discuss further.

Research Project Online Survey: Occupational Therapists' Pain Knowledge

Lauren Spada is completing her Honours Degree at Edith Cowan University (Ethics Approval: 2020-01299-SPADA). As part of her degree she is completing a research project and is seeking registered and practicing occupational therapists to complete her online survey.

For more information and QR code / link to complete the survey please click on the following Honours pain knowledge recuritment flyer

This research will help us to understand what practicing occupational therapist know about pain. Improved knowledge in this area has the potential to contribute to further education.

Volunteers must be registered and working as an Occupational Therapist

You will be asked to complete an anonymous online survey, which only takes around 10 minutes to complete, with the option to enter a random draw for one of three $25 gift cards at the end.

Privacy and confidentiality of participants and disclosed information is assured at all times.
All information which may be identifying will be removed and your name will not be used in any reports or publications.

Occupational Therapists' (OT) perspectives on the factors influencing occupational therapy education for stroke survivors and their caregivers, along the continuum of care in WA (RGS3599)

Are you…

  • An AHPRA registered OT who has worked with stroke survivors for 6 months or more in WA within the past 3 years?
  • Was your experience with stroke as a qualified OT and not during a student placement?
  • Was your interventionfor stroke support, (includes RITH and geriatrics) rather than a focused occupational therapy service such as an upper limb clinic, home visiting or rehabilitation engineering?

Then we would like to hear from you on your perspectives on what factors influence occupational therapy stroke education for your stroke survivors and their caregivers.

You are invited to participate in an online survey, which should take approximately 15 minutes of your time. All responses are confidential and any data collected, will be de-identified. Should you then wish to participate in a focus group discussion at a later date, please leave your contact details at the end of the survey, otherwise leave it blank.

Want more information? This project is part of a Masters thesis conducted by Nicole Sanders (OT) under the supervision of Professor Sandra Carr from the School of Health Professions Education at the University of Western Australia (UWA). It has been reviewed and approved by South Metropolitan Health Service Human Research Ethics Committee. UWA is responsible for this research project which is conducting independently of WA hospitals and the Government of Western Australia. For further details, please read the Participant Information Form (PIF), or contact Nicole Sanders on 0434 273 990 or [email protected]

Survey Link:


It will be open for approximately 3 weeks (until early August). Please forward on to any OT peers who you think may wish to participate.