Perceptions of employers supporting people to return to working after stroke

Activity: Other Teaching Engagements and non-HDR SupervisionsNon-HDR Supervisions


This study will follow a descriptive qualitative methodology. Data will be collected through semi-structured interviews with employers. We aim to conduct approximately 10 interviews with employers. Purposive sampling will be used to recruit employers or managers who have experience of supporting an employee to return to work following a stroke. Potential recruitment sources will include a variety of means, including self-referral from adults with stroke who have used the Alfred Health ABI Rehabilitation program, and employers or managers known to the Vocational Rehabilitation Program at Alfred Health.
Participants will be offered a choice of online face to face (zoom) or telephone interviews (subject to COVID restrictions). Data will be transcribed verbatim by the student, and thematically analysed to address the aims of the research; results will be presented as themes.
1. To explore the experiences and perceptions of employers supporting the return to work of their employers following stroke.
2. To identify key enablers of successful return to work and identify employers' perceptions of an occupational therapy led vocational rehabilitation service
Period25 Jul 202220 Dec 2023
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Stroke
  • employment