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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Alana Hewitt is an occupational therapy lecturer in the School of Primary and Allied Health Care, Faculty Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. Alana’s academic career has involved undergraduate curriculum development, teaching and research in foundational first year occupational therapy units, evidence based practice, research design and the role of occupational therapists working with older adults. Prior to moving into academia Alana worked as an occupational therapist in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and community health.

 

Alana is a current member of the following professional associations:

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Occupational Therapy Australia
  • Australian Association of Gerontology

Research interests

Alana's research interests include:

  • Healthy ageing
  • Life and occupational transitions, such as retirement transition
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Lifestyle Redesign
  • Health services research
  • Health education research

Supervision interests

Dr Alana Hewitt currently supervises honours research students. Recently completed projects include:

  • Ageing carers’ experience of planning housing transition for their adult child with a disability: A qualitative study.
  • Healthy behaviours, self-reported health and the impact of caring on women over 50 years.
  • Use of the Personal Care-Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC-PART) for pre-discharge planning in sub-acute health care: Predictive validity and measurement of clinically relevant change.
  • Nothing to lose: A phenomenological study of upper limb nerve transfer surgery for individuals with tetraplegia.
  • Evaluation of the Intrarater reliability and other psychometrics of the Health Promoting Activity Scale.

Monash teaching commitment

Alana co-coordinates the following units: OCC1012: Occupational Science; OCC2022: Skills for evidence based practice 1; OCC3041: Skills for evidence based practice 2

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Projects 2018 2020

Research Output 2010 2019

The impact of carer status on participation in healthy activity and self-reported health among Australian women over 50 years

Farrugia, T., Hewitt, A. E., Bourke-Taylor, H. & Joosten, A. V., 1 Feb 2019, In : Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 66, 1, p. 23-32 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Healthy behaviours, self-reported health and the impact of caring on women over 50 years

Farrugia, T. F., Hewitt, A. E., Bourke-Taylor, H. M. & Joosten, A., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review

Life stories support staff and relatives to see, hear and understand people with dementia living in a nursing home as a whole person

Hewitt, A. & Day, S., 1 Feb 2018, In : Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 65, 1, p. 75-76 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Recasting curriculum to address critical social and health problems confronting society

Farnworth, L. J., Hewitt, A. E., Lalor, A., Murphy, L. & Fossey, E. M., 12 Oct 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review

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Intrarater reliability and other psychometrics of the health promoting activities scale (HPAS)

Muskett, R., Bourke-Taylor, H. & Hewitt, A., 1 Jul 2017, In : American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 71, 4, 8 p., 7104190010.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review