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PhD projects

Autism - OT Interventions; Parent Groups; Diagnostic Groups
Family Quality of Life
Early Childhood Intervention
Emotion Regulation and neurodiversity
Sensory regulation
Childhood Disability
Parent confidence competence and empowerment building
Now and Next Program - Peer-led support groups, Positive psychology
Developmental Coordination Disorder
Cerebral Palsy - Upper Limb Interventions
School Teachers knowledge of sensory strategies
Family Quality of Life in India
Family Quality of Life in Vietnam
Disability Support - Supervision Needs of disability support workers and staff
Sustainability development goal 3(SDG3)

Internationalisation of Education
Global Citizenship


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Personal profile


Anoo Bhopti is the course director of the Masters of Occupatioanl Therapy Course in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University and an occupational therapy clinician in paediatrics. Anoo’s research is embedded within early childhood intervention, childhood disability sector and higher education. Her research findings have been used to support the early childhood intervention sector in their written submissions to support the inclusion of parents as applicants for the National Disability Inclusion Scheme. She was a co-author and collaboratively published the National Guidelines for Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention. Anoo is committed to working closely with families, to achieve inclusion and participation of children in their homes and communities and follows family-centred practice, strength-based and person-first approaches. Here research interests include childhood disability, family quality of life, autism, parent occupations, paediatric occupational therapy interventions, evidence-based practice, translation research and inclusion and participation of children with disability. Current research projects include a pipeline of parent support programs called "We Care" and “Now and Next” with an aim to improve family quality of life of families living with a disability. Anoo is a research affiliate of Monash Health and currenlty working on an early intervention project for childhood dementia and regression with a team of researchers (MRFF grant scheme). 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Research Affiliate, Monash Health

12 Jul 2023 → …

Affiliate, La Trobe University

1 Aug 2020 → …

Research area keywords

  • Children and Families
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Paediatrics
  • childhood disability
  • Family quality of life
  • Caregivers
  • Parent capacity building
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Early Childhood Intervention
  • Sensory Processing in Children
  • International mobility
  • Global South
  • Student Mobility
  • Internationalisation of education
  • Global Citizenship

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