Roster of Fellows for the American Occupational Therapy Association (FAOTA)

Prize: National/international honour


The American Occupational Therapy Association Roster of Fellows (FAOTA) award recognises occupational therapists who through their knowledge, expertise, leadership,advocacy, and/or guidance have made a noteworthy, sustained contribution overtime to the profession with a measured impact on consumers of occupational therapy services and/or members of the AOTA.

Successful FAOTA nominees must demonstrate significant contributions across multiple areas(written, oral, audiovisual, research, and education) in addition to involvement in volunteer leadership and service to the occupational therapy profession. It should also be noted that very few individuals from outside the United States are awarded the FAOTA designation. 

Ted was selected by the AOTA Awards Committee to receive the FAOTA designation based on his “excellence in education, research, and service"to the occupational therapy discipline in the United States and internationally.He received the award at the 2019 AOTA Annual Conference held in New Orleans,Louisiana on April 6th 2019 from Dr Amy J. Lamb, AOTA President during the Annual Awards & Recognition Ceremony.

Ted was recognised for his contribution to the occupational therapy discipline nationally in 2017 by being made of the inaugural Fellows of the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Academy (FOTARA). Ted has served on theeditorial board of the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (AOTJ)since 2004 and was the first international candidate to serve as an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) starting in 2008. Both AOTJ and AJOT are Q1 journals in the occupational therapy discipline. Ted was also one four editors of the first edited book by Australian occupational therapy authors for an Australian occupational therapy student audience titled OccupationalTherapy in Australia: Practice and process issues published by Allen and Unwin in 2017.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association

Awarded at event

Event titleAmerican Occupational Therapy Association Conference 2019
LocationNew Orleans, United States of America
Period4 Apr 2019 → 7 Apr 2019


  • Occupational Therapy
  • International Award