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Personal profile


Luke Robinson is a Lecturer in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Monash University. He completed his Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at Monash University in 2010. During his undergraduate studies, he completed an honours thesis titled ‘Evaluation of two open carpal tunnel release (OCTR) techniques’. During his early career, he practised in the public health sector and moved into academia in 2015. His Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) supported doctoral work, conferred in 2020, examined the individual, community and societal burden of acute hand and wrist injuries.  He has published in national and international peer-reviewed journals and has delivered presentations and posters at conferences in Australia, Canada, Germany and Argentina. 

Research interests

Luke’s research interests include the rehabilitation of hand and wrist injuries, health economics, occupation-based intervention, clinical fieldwork and occupational therapy education. 

He has a particular interest in the individual, community and societal burden of acute hand and wrist injuries.

Community service

Luke was the Victorian Divisional Coordinator for the Australian Hand Therapy Association Special Interest Group for four years. He is an active peer-reviewer for several journals and has been a member of various scientific committees including the International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT). 

Supervision interests

Luke has supervised several honours students within the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at Monash University. These projects have included:

  • Reliability and clinical utility of a novel telehealth-based goniometry approach to measure range of motion of the digits of the hand (current project)

  • Profile and practice trends of Australian Hand Therapist's in the management of acute hand and wrist injuries (completed 2020)
  • Feasibility and functional outcomes of a post-operative rehabilitation for proximal interphalangeal joint arthroplasty using a dorsally inserted constrained silicone implant (completed 2018)

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

Research area keywords

  • Hand Therapy
  • Education - tertiary
  • Cost-analysis
  • Healthcare
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Health Economics
  • Hand Injury
  • Wrist Injury
  • Occupation-based Interventions

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