Occupational Therapy Australia Research Foundation

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The mission of the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Foundation is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by supporting occupational therapists to engage in, produce, disseminate, and promote occupational therapy research, which will inform occupational therapy practice, policy, and education.

The Research Foundation offers research grants, awards, scholarships, and access to various projects that contribute to promoting research-informed practice and innovation in occupational therapy. To support these functions, one of the roles of the Foundation is to seek and administer donations and bequests. The Foundation solely supports occupational therapy research that addresses the promotion, maintenance, and enhancement of health status and well-being of people in line with the Australian Department of industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education’s National Research Priorities and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s National Health Priority Areas. The Foundation endorses research conducted across World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health levels to understand, measure, and enable engagement in occupation.

The Occupational Therapy Australia Research Foundation commenced in 2012. The Foundation is a Public Ancillary Fund with Deductible Gift Recipient Status. Funds are administered through a Trust Deed.

All donations and bequests made to the Research Foundation receive full tax deductibility.

Members of the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Foundation Committee

Gail Whiteford


Dr Ted Brown
Dr Leeanne Carey
Dr Anne Cusick
[AOTJ Editor]
Jennifer Fleming

Dr Tammy Hoffman
Catherine Elliot