Ted Brown

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

1989 …2019
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Personal profile

Biography

Ted works in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University as an Associate Professor. He is also Undergraduate Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) course offered by the Monash Department of Occupational Therapy at its Peninsula Campus. 

Ted has worked as an occupational therapist for over 30 years. He completed a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy with honours in 1986 from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario Canada. He then went on to complete a Master of Public Administration with a specialisation in health care policy in 1989 and a Master of Science in rehabilitation in 1991 from Queen's University, Canada. In 2003, he completed a PhD in occupational therapy at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. 

In relation to clinical experience, Ted worked for three years at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital (1986-1989), one year at Kingstong General Hospital (1990) and eleven years at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (1991-2002). Ted then migrated to Australia in 2002 and worked at La Trobe University in a post-doctoral research position for two years (2003-2004). Ted also worked part time at the Royal Children's Hospital in early intervention from 2002-2005 in Australia.

In 2005, Ted took up an academic position in the newly established Department of Occupational Therapy, Monash University - Peninsula Campus. He was one of four foundation members of staff hired to set up the undergraduate course. Currently Ted is an Associate Professor and Undergraduate Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) course offered at Monash University. 

In 2017, Ted was made an inaugural Fellow of the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Academy (FOTARA). In 2019, Ted was awarded the Roster of Fellows for the American Occupational Therapy Association (FAOTA) designation based on his “excellence in education, research, and service" to the occupational therapy discipline in the United States and internationally. In 2017, Ted and three other colleagues published the first edited book written by Australian occupational therapy authors for entry to practice students titled "Occupational therapy in Australia: Practice and process issues". 

Monash teaching commitment

Ted currently coordinates, tutors and lectures into the following undergraduate units offered in the Monash Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) course during Semester One and Two each academic year:

OCC1011 Professional Issues (6 CPs), Semester one

OCC3041 Skills for Evidence-Based Practice I (6 CPs), Semester one

OCC2022 Skills for Evidence-Based Practice II (12 CPs), Semester two

OCC1022 Foundations of Occupational Therapy Practice (6 CPs), Semester two

 

Research interests

Ted has a number of research interests including:

- paediatric occupational therapy practice with children and families

- aspects of school-based occupational therapy practice

- child-centred approaches to paediatric assessment

- aspects of evidence-based practice 

- evidence-based education with health professional students

- applications of the Rasch Measurement Model to scale development and validation 

- bibliomentric analysis of journal publications

Supervision interests

Since 1997, the has also supervised a number of undergraduate honours students in Canada and Australia from a number of different higher education institutions. Below is a list of the students that Ted is currently supervising and those who have successfully completed: 

Name

Type of student

Years of enrolment

Role

Outcome

Jacquelyn Sanders

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2019-2020

Co-Supervisor

 

Wang Ying (Winnie) Hui

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2019-2020

Co-Supervisor

 

Madeline George

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2019-2020

Co-Supervisor

 

Chelsea Pittari

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University

2019

Co-Supervisor

 

Leah Fox

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2018-2019

Co-Supervisor

 

Arlena Farley

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), University of the Sunshine Coast

2018-2019

Co-Supervisor

 

Emily Lugton

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University

2018

Co-Supervisor

Honours completed (D graded awarded)

Esther Matthews

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University

2018

Co-Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Emma Swayn

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2017-2018

Co-Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Paula Dadson

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University

2017

Co-Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Caitlin Murphy

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University

2017

Co-Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Eliza Jobling

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2016-2017

Co-Supervisor

Honours completed (D graded awarded)

Flora Wu

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2016-2017

Co-Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Linda Seaton

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University

2016

Primary Supervisor

Honours completed (D graded awarded)

Kristie Foitzik

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University

2016

Primary Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Sze Tim Yu

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2015-2016

Co- Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Wai Chu Lau

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2015-2016

Co-Supervisor

Honours completed (D graded awarded)

Laura Ludowyke

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2014-2015

Primary Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Yuki Murdolo

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2014-2015

Primary Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Julia Link

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University

2014

Primary Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Kristy Boekee

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University

2013

Primary Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Haylee Lane

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University, 

2013

Primary Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Hana Goltz

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University

2012

Primary Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Laura Joliffe

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2010-2011

Primary Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Sarah Hockey

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University

2011

Primary Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Carli Subel

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours); Monash University

2010-2011

Primary Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Stephen Elliot

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2009-2010

Primary Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Danielle Popovic

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2009-2010

Primary Supervisor

Honours completed (D graded awarded)

Johanna Kennedy

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University

2010

Primary Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Sophie O’Keefe

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University

2010

Primary Supervisor

Honours completed (HD graded awarded)

Alexandra Chinner

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University

2009

Primary Supervisor

Honours degree awarded (HD grade received)

Carissa Lyons

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2008-2009

Primary Supervisor

Honours degree awarded (HD grade received)

Jennifer Mapleston

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2008-2009

Primary Supervisor

Honours degree awarded (D grade received)

Aislinn Lalor

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Monash University

2007-2008

Primary Supervisor

Honours degree awarded (HD grade received)

Erin Mullins

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University

2007-2008

Primary Supervisor

Honours degree awarded (HD grade received)

Ilona Morrison

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Deakin University

2007-2008

Primary Supervisor

Honours degree awarded (HD grade received)

Ian Meade

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), James Cook University

2005-2006

Joint Supervisor

Honours degree awarded (HD grade received)

Tess Cossgrove

Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Honours), La Trobe University

2004-2005

Joint Supervisor

Honours degree awarded (HD grade received)

Sarah Campbell

Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy (Honours), La Trobe University

2004-2005

Joint Supervisor

Honours degree awarded (HD grade received)

Kerryn Fernando

Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy (Honours), La Trobe University

2003-2004

Primary Supervisor

Honours degree awarded (HD grade received)

Gloria Chan

Masters of Clinical Science (Occupational Therapy) – minor thesis, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

1999-2000

Primary Supervisor

Masters degree awarded (HD grade received)

Scott Burns

Masters of Clinical Science (Occupational Therapy) – minor thesis, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

1998-1999

Primary Supervisor

Masters degree awarded (HD grade received)

Angela Trottier

Masters of Clinical Science (Occupational Therapy) – minor thesis, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

1997-1998

Primary Supervisor

Masters degree awarded (HD grade received)

Rachael Delisle, Natalie Gagnon & Anne-Elise Sauve

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (Honours), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1997-1998

Primary Supervisor

Honours degree awarded (D grade received)

Kim Loo, Jennifer McNally & Erica Rodrigues

 

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (Honours), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1998-1999

Joint Supervisor

Honours degree awarded (HD grade received)

Margo Plant & Louise Robidoux

 

Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (Honours), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1997-1998

Joint Supervisor

Honours degree awarded (HD grade received)

Education/Academic qualification

Health Professional Education, Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education (GrdCertHlthPrfEd), Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

20052006

Occupational Therapy, Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

19992003

Rehabilitation & Research Methods, Master of Science (MSc in rehabilitation), School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

19891991

Public Administration & Health Care Policy, Master of Public Administration (MPA), School of Public Administration, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

19871989

Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy (honours) (BScOT Hons), Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

19821986

External positions

Honorary Associate Professor, Deakin University

2006 → …

Keywords

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Paediatrics
  • Assessment of Children
  • Tests and Measures
  • Children and Families
  • Rasch Measurement Model
  • Validity & Reliability
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Health Professional Education
  • Journal Bibliometrics
  • Peer-Review & Journal Publications
  • outcome measurement
  • Learning difficulties in children
  • Play and Leisure
  • Occupational Performance
  • Sensory Processing in Children
  • Motor Skills, Visual Motor Integration Skills & Fundamental Movement Skills in Children
  • Visual Perceptual Skills in Children
  • Handwriting Assessment & Remediation in Children
  • Practice Education / Fieldwork Education
  • Writing for Publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Evidence-based Education of Health Professional Students

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Projects 2006 2018

Research Output 1989 2019

Implementation science and AOTJ's role in bridging the occupational therapy best practice – actual practice gap

Brown, T. & Robinson, L., 1 Apr 2019, In : Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 66, 2, p. 127-129 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Setting priorities for health education research: A mixed methods study

Palermo, C. E., King, O., Brock, T., Brown, T., Crampton, P., Hall, H., Macaulay, J., Morphet, J., Mundy, M., Oliaro, L., Paynter, S., Williams, B., Wright, C. & Rees, C. E., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Teacher. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

‘Factors affecting services offered to older adults with psychological morbidity: an exploration of health professional attitudes’

White, J., Greer, K., Russell, G., Lalor, A., Stolwyk, R., Williams, C., Brown, T. & Haines, T., 2019, In : Aging and Mental Health. 23, 1, p. 132-139 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A Bibliometric Analysis of Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications by British Occupational Therapy Authors

Brown, G. T. & Ho, Y-S., 2018, In : The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. 6, 1, 18 p., 7.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Prizes

Arthritis Society Research Grant Funding Award

Ted Brown (Recipient), 1996

Prize: Other distinction

Awarded education research grant from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited

Brett Williams (Recipient), Malcolm Boyle (Recipient), Ted Brown (Recipient), Lisa McKenna (Recipient), Karen Stagnitti (Recipient), Elizabeth Molloy (Recipient), Debra Nestel (Recipient), Louise McCall (Recipient), Jonathan McConnell (Recipient) & Susan Gilbert-Hunt (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Other distinction

Awarded grant from Peninsula Health

Ted Brown (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 1990 2019

The Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy (Journal)

Ted Brown (Editorial board member)
25 Feb 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

WeSupportU (External organisation)

Ted Brown (Member)
1 Feb 2019 → …

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Occupational Therapy Australia National Paediatrics Symposium 2018

Ted Brown (Organiser), Emma Swayne (Speaker), Carissa Louise Lyons (Speaker)
16 Nov 201817 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Occupational Therapy Australia National Paediatrics Symposium 2018

Ted Brown (Organiser)
16 Nov 201817 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Occupational Therapy Australia National Paediatrics Symposium 2018

Carissa Louise Lyons (Speaker), Ted Brown (Organiser), Helen Maree Bourke-Taylor (Speaker)
16 Nov 201817 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference