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Dr. Eli Chu has more than twenty years of clinical and clinical leadership experience in occupational therapy, rehabilitation and ambulatory care in Hong Kong and Australia, in both public and private health settings.

Clinically, Eli specialised in chronic pain management; rehabilitation for adults with rheumatism, neurological conditions, spinal cord injuries,  complex geriatric care and assistive technology.  She is one of the founding executive members of the Hong Kong Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation.

Eli joined Monash University in 2017. She coordinates teaching units in professional practice and occupational therapy interventions for the Occupational Therapy undergraduate program.  She is experienced in developing and implementing innovative teaching and learning experiences for students that include the use of simulation, human library and experiential learning.

Eli is experienced in mixed methods research and curriculum design, including managing a $1.3m multi-site, RCT of simulated education across six universities and other educational research. She received multiple teaching and learning grants as lead or co-investigators to evaluate the effectiveness of various teaching methods that include the use of role-playing, simulations and computer-assisted scenario-based learning. Eli has experiences as chief and co investigators of research in pain management, health related quality of life, and cultural competency. Eli has published in peer-review journals and presents regularly in national and international conferences. 


University Service

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences International Students liasion - Occupational Therapy Department

Monash teaching commitment

  • Unit coordinator and cheif examiner of OCC2013, OCC2020 and OCC4081
  • Occupational Therapy undergraduate program simulated placement coordinator
  • Occupational Therapy undergraduate program second year coordinator

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

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education, Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Australian Catholic University

Award Date: 20 Sept 2015

Assessment and Training, Certificate IV, Swinburne University of Technology

Award Date: 1 Nov 2011

Health outcomes, PhD, Translation and validation of Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2 into Chinese: CAIMS2, University of Hong Kong

Award Date: 6 Dec 2005

Traditional Chinese Medicine , Certificate, University of Hong Kong

Award Date: 1 Dec 1994

Occupational Therapy, BSc (OT), University of Wisconsin Madison

Award Date: 1 Dec 1989

External positions

Latrobe Community Health Service Research Council member, Latrobe Community Health Service

31 Dec 0001 → …

Research area keywords

  • Simulation based education
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Health Outcomes
  • Pain management
  • Rehabilitation
  • International Students
  • Higher Education
  • Work, health and wellbeing
  • Older Adults

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