Research Fellow in Occupational Therapy

Brisbane, Australia
12 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences includes the professional disciplines of Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech Pathology.  Undergraduate programs are available in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology with graduate entry programs available in all disciplines.  Students gain supervised professional experience as part of their academic program and graduates are ready for immediate entry to their profession on completion of their degree.  Each of the undergraduate degree programs is of four years’ duration and includes both preclinical and clinical study offered in an integrated way.  All of our programs place considerable emphasis on problem solving and diagnostic decision-making and students are guided in the processes of systematic and holistic assessment and the selection and effective implementation of management approaches.  Each discipline prepares students to operate within the health, education and related systems and to contribute meaningfully to teams.  There is an emphasis on interprofessional education and research in the school.

All disciplines within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are active in research and are making significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in their professions. The School offers Research Higher Degree programs in all disciplines.

Metro South Health is the largest Hospital and Health Service in Queensland, with an estimated residential population of approximately one million people or 23 per cent of Queensland’s population.  The Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) is a major teaching and referral centre and one of the largest hospitals in Australia. In line with government health strategies, PAH is focusing on high acuity patients under the care of the Medical, Surgical, Cancer, and Rehabilitation Divisions.  PAH is committed to the delivery of high quality health care, teaching and research services. Recently PAH transitioned to become Australia’s first large scale digital hospital.

The role

This position will enhance the research capabilities in Occupational Therapy of The University of Queensland and Princess Alexandra Hospital. You will develop a rolling research plan and be involved in novel research generation, and research translation initiatives that are deemend to align with, and be of benefit to, UQ and the Occupational Therapy department and leisure therapy, music therapy and recreation programmes at PAH, Metro South Hospital and Health Service and Statewide health service initiatives.

The person

Applicants should hold a PhD in Occupational Therapy or be nearing completion with the reearch area being relevant to the Occupational Therapy services provided at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, and be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for three years at Academic level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,142 - $109,419 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $107,807 - $128,020 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File Research Fellow Recruitment Brochure.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Jenny Fleming via email on or +61 7 3365 9725.

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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