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:



Silcock, M., Campbell, M., Hocking, C., & Hight, C. (2017, November). Power relations and wheelchairs and seating: The non-human world and dominant forces in healthcare provision. Oceania Seating Symposium, Rotorua.

Jones, M., & Hocking, C. (2017, September). Does cognitive stimulation therapy support occupation? A scoping review. OTNZ-WNA Conference, Nelson.

Tokolahi, E., Hocking, C., Kersten, P., Vandall, A., & Pearson, J. (2017, September). Taking knowledge of the health-related benefits and consequences of occupations into schools. OTNZ-WNA Conference, Nelson.

Hocking, C. (2017, September). To commit to social change, we’ll need to put up a strong argument! OTNZ-WNA Conference, Nelson.

Harvey, C., Hocking, C., & Jones. M. (2017, September). A review of teaching and learning in occupational therapy practice: Time for change. OTNZ-WNA Conference, Nelson.

Robinson, R., Hocking, C., & Payne, D. (2017, September). Normalising behaviour and othering: How do occupational therapists enable this ongoing relationship? OTNZ-WNA Conference, Nelson.

Kim, H., & Hocking, C. (2017, November). The stories of North Korean refugees settling in South Korea: A process of behaving like South Koreans. Korean Studies Association of Australasia Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Robinson, R., Hocking, C., & Payne, D. (2017, September). Toileting: More than occupational performance. OTNZ-WNA Conference, Nelson.

Paterson, M., Hocking, C., & Reed, K. (2017, September). Plotting a course to recovery post mTBI: Learning from those with persisting symptoms. OTNZ-WNA Conference, Nelson.

Silcock, M., Campbell, M., Hocking, C., & Hight, C. (2017, September). Sovereign power: What’s it got to do with occupational therapy? OTNZ-WNA Conference, Nelson.

Silcock, M., Campbell, M., Hocking, C., & Hight, C. (2017, September). Intersections between capitalism and poverty in occupational therapy: A genealogical critique. OTNZ-WNA Conference, Nelson.

Hocking, C., & Partridge, T. (2017, September). Stepping up to the future: The 2016 WFOT Minimum Standards for Occupational Therapy Education. OTNZ-WNA Conference, Nelson.


Journal Articles

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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).

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).

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

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

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.