Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Community participation


Kirk Reed

Phone: +64 9 921 9156



The aim of this cluster of research is to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged and marginalised communities.  Additionally this cluster focuses on developing research to inform teaching and learning.


  1. Applied research that focuses on knowledge development about the occupations of the targeted groups
  2. Research and development that is collaborative and seeks partnerships with organisations, communities, families and individuals to make a difference to social, and health and well-being outcomes
  3. Generating new knowledge of environments, resources and capacities that enable people to do the things that they want or need to do
  4. Focus  on participation in the ordinary everyday things that people do
  5. Applying new knowledge to well populations and those challenged by health conditions
  6. Translating knowledge to practice and vice versa

Associated Publications:



Journal Articles

Blackburn, J., McKenna, B., Jackson, B., Hitch, D., Benitez, J., McLennan, C., & Furness, T. (2016). Educating Mental Health Clinicians About Sensory Modulation to Enhance Clinical Practice in a Youth Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit: A Feasibility Study. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37(7), 517-525

O’Donoghue, B., Brophy, L., Owens, N., Rasic, M., McCullough, B.,  Huang, B., Vine, R. & McKenna, B. (2016). Rate of community treatment orders and readmission orders following reconfiguration of community mental health services. Australasian Psychiatry, 24(3), 278-281

Pillai, K., Rouse, P., McKenna, B., Skipworth, J., Cavney, J. Tapsell, D., Simpson, A. & R., Madell, (2016). From positive screen to engagement in treatment: The impact of a new model of care for prisoners with serious mental illness. BMC Psychiatry (2016), 16:9

Jones, M., Hocking, C., & McPherson, K. M. (2016). Communities with participation-enabling skills: A study children with traumatic brain injury and their shared occupations. Journal of Occupation Science, 24(1).

Hocking, C. (2016). Launch of “Teaching Occupation”. Journal of Occupational Science, 23(4).

Evans, M., Hocking, C., & Kersten, P. (2016). Mapping the rehabilitation interventions of a community stroke team to the extended International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Core Set for Stroke. Disability and Rehabilitation (early online).

O’Sullivan, G., Hocking, C., McPherson, K. (2015). Translating knowledge into practice: An exploratory study of dementia-specific training for community-based service providers. Dementia, 0(0):1-17.

Hocking, C. (2016). Editorial. Journal of Occupational Science, 23(4), 399-402. doi:10.1080/14427591.2016.1234921

Hocking, C. (2016). Editorial. Journal of Occupational Science, 23(3), 291-294. doi:10.1080/14427591.2016.1197765

Kim, H., & Hocking, C. (2016). Attending to immigrants’ everyday activities: A new perspective on ensuring Asian immigrants’ quality of life. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Journal, 3.

Hocking, C. (2016). A reflection on inclusion and human rights for occupational therapists. Ergotherapie Austria, 03/2016.