Associate Professor Carole James

Associate Professor Carole James

Associate Director - CRHS

School of Medicine and Public Health (Occupational Health and Safety)

Making light work of it

With expertise in workplace injury management and mental health, Associate Professor Carole James is focused on creating safer workplaces.

Carole James 

The research of Associate Professor Carole James centres on work; people's engagement with, or lack of engagement with, work.

A long history as a practicing occupational therapy clinician, focused mainly on occupational rehabilitation, has informed Carole's research directions.

"I'm involved in several projects linked to work," she says.

"Some of these projects involve mental health, some involve musculoskeletal injuries, and some are looking at preventing injuries in the workplace."

A researcher with boundless curiosity, Carole especially enjoys collaborating with people who share her passions.

"It's very inspiring to be involved with the gurus, my gurus. When I was researching, I was so in awe of what these people were doing. Then I finally get to meet with them, work with them, write with them, it's really quite exciting."

Special interests in mental health within the workplace, and capacity building within the community, have recently seen Carole join a multidisciplinary team looking at mental health in the mining industry.

SEA CHANGE

A shortage of occupational therapists in Australia led to Carole being sponsored to come from the United Kingdom to work in the Hunter as an Occupational Therapist. She arrived in 1989 where she began working within the occupational rehabilitation arena.  In 1999 she moved into the world of academia at the University of Newcastle.

Carole completed her PhD in 2011, which focused on the reliability and validity of the WorkHab Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE). Most often applied post-injury, this assessment tool is used predominantly within occupational rehabilitation to appraise a person's physical ability to perform a job they are returning to.

Carole has since been invited to join an international team of experts to investigate better understanding of Functional Capacity Evaluation performance in different societal contexts across multiple countries.

PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

It's not just fellow academics enjoying the fruits of Carole's irrepressible enthusiasm. Workplaces also benefit.

"I feel quite strongly that research must be useful for the workplace, not just useful for us," Carole proclaims. 

"Although I sit within the discipline of occupational health and safety, I am still an occupational therapist."

"And to me, being an occupational therapist is about assisting people to be able to do things and making sure that we're getting the best out of everybody."

Students also reap the benefits of Carole's dedication to her field. Instrumental in the development of a Masters Program in Workplace Injury Management in 2006, Carole also had a large role in the development of a Master of Workplace Health and Safety which commenced in 2013. 

She has been Program Convenor of the post graduate programs in Occupational Health and Safety since 2006.

Carole is also a core team member of the University of Newcastle's virtual Centre for Resources, Health and Safety (CRHS).

Launched by the Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources (NIER) in late 2014 through a partnership with Aspen Medical, the multidisciplinary CRHS team is focused on the health and safety of the resource sector, and the communities attached to those industries.

MINDING MINING MINDS

With funding from the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP), the CRHS team are working in league with the University of Newcastle, the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, and other industry partners to identify ways of improving the mental health and well-being of the mining community.

The first phase of the project collected data on the prevalence of mental health issues across the sector.

Team members have been using various methods to gather this information from mine sites in NSW and Queensland, including focus groups, surveys and the scoping of existing mental health services. 

The intervention included a range of education measures to improve mental health awareness for employees and supervisors, a peer assisted model using workplace champions, and a review of policy.  The next step is collecting the follow up data.

"Generally we are not comfortable talking about mental health in the community," Carole explains.

"Then we look at the workplace, where people are particularly anxious about keeping their jobs, it can be a difficult topic to raise."

This research will provide new knowledge about the extent and impacts of mental health problems in the coal industry and will provide evidence of the effectiveness of the multi-component program to improve the way mental health is addressed.

NURSED BACK TO HEALTH

The realities of returning to work post-injury in the nursing profession are something Carole has studied particularly closely, in partnership with the NSW Nurses Federation, with funding from WorkCover NSW.

Carole believes the role of Return To Work Coordinators (RTWCs) is vital to a successful transition.

"Some of the nursing RTWCs were so ingenious in how they could get an individual back to work," she enthuses.

"We found that in rural areas they were especially creative, because they do not have a large labour pool to draw on."

Carole is supervising a PhD student who is investigating the training given to employees taking on the RTW coordinator role.  The project aims to identify factors that inhibit or influence their effectiveness to provide injured workers with appropriate support.  The end goal is to clarify the specific level of knowledge and expertise necessary for coordination of a successful RTW for injured workers.  

CHANGING FATES

Assessing the processes and systems related to workers well-being, especially those transitioning back to work post-injury, is a vital area of research according to Carole, and one which will always be necessary.

She points out that although industries such as mining and nursing enforce rigorous risk management systems, the human element will always be a factor.

"I don't know that we can engineer out injuries completely because humans are not robots. There will always be accidents, even though you are trying to prevent them as best you can."

Carole believes that within the last twenty years, there has been positive change in the way workplace injury is managed.

"I think things are changing but we still have a way to go," Carole reflects. 

"When I initially got involved with occupational rehab, staying off work until you were fit was the norm," Carole recalls.

"Now people are more accepting of having someone back on suitable duties."

She acknowledges that employers are now more conscious of where their money is being spent, and are realising how much it costs to have an employee off work.

"In reality, coming back to work in some capacity is better for the employee's physical and mental health, and for the productivity of the workplace, so everyone benefits."

Carole James

Making light work of it

With expertise in workplace injury management and mental health, Associate Professor Carole James is focused on creating safer workplaces.

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Career Summary

Biography

Carole is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Occupational Health and Safety at the University. Her research interests have included supervising honours projects (in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Health and Safety at bachelor and masters level), RHD students in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Health and Safety and research related to Functional Capacity Evaluations, Work and Occupation. She has been involved with a research team investigating occupational rehabilitation of NSW nurses, a team studying biomechanical analysis of musculoskeletal injury risk in an industrial setting, a team investigating health professional interventions for patient weight management and musculoskeletal injuries in academics. She is also engaged in a team investigating mental health in the coal mining industry and another investigating task rotation in coal mining. Carole has published in each of these areas. Carole was instrumental in the development of a Masters Program in Workplace Injury Management in 2006 and in the development of a Master of Workplace Health and Safety which commenced in 2013 and has been Program Convening the Post Graduate Programs in Occupational Health and Safety since 2006.

Research Expertise
Carole has experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methodology. Carole has expertise in the following research areas: --Functional Capacity Evaluations --Ergonomics --Occupational Rehabilitation and Workplace Injury Management --Injury risk assessment and occupational health --Implementing healthy lifestyle interventions in patients treated by allied health professionals - Mental health and work

Teaching Expertise
Carole works as an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences. Her role comprises teaching, research and service (governance and community). Her key teaching is in the areas of Occupational rehabilitation and workplace injury management, ergonomics and occupational therapy in the work setting. She coordinates the post graduate programs in Occupational Health and Safety, Workplace injury management and Workplace health and Safety.

Administrative Expertise
Carole is currently program convenor for the Post graduate programs in Occupational Health and Safety (Grad Cert / Masters of Occupational Health and Safety, Masters of Workplace Injury Management and Occupational Rehabilitation and Grad Cert / Masters in Workplace Health and Safety). She has expertise in the administration that program convening entails and is also course coordinator for courses within these programs. She is Deputy Head (Teaching and Learning ) in the School of Health Sciences and represents the SHS at Faculty Teaching forums. Carole has expertise in the administration of research grants.

Collaborations
Current research interests are in the areas of Functional Capacity Evaluations, Ergonomics, Occupational Rehabilitation and Workplace Injury Management, Injury Risk and Occupational Health, Mental health and work, and Healthy Lifestyles. Carole is currently working on several research teams on topics including mental health and work, task rotation in the workplace, a cross cultural study investigating similarities and differences in FCE performance across countries. Carole is a member of the Physical Activity and Nutrition Priority Research Centre and the Center for Resources Health and Safety.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Occupational Therapy), University of Newcastle
  • Diploma of Occupational Therapy, College of Occupational Therapists - London
  • Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy), Curtin University of Technology
  • Master of Health Science (Occupational Therapy), University of South Australia

Keywords

  • Ergonomics
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Mental health and work
  • Occupational Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Science
  • Occupational health
  • Occupational rehabilitation
  • Research methodology
  • Workplace Injury Management

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety 30
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 50
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/12/2009 -  Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences- Occupatioal Health and Safety/ Occupational Therapy
Australia
1/06/1999 - 1/12/2009 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences- Occupatioal Health and Safety/ Occupational Therapy
Australia
1/01/1995 -  Membership - Australian association of Occupational Therapy Australian association of Occupational Therapy
Australia
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Publications

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Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Southgate EL, James CL, Guest M, Kable AK, Rivett DA, Bohatko-Naismith J, 'Organisational factors influencing the return to work process for injured workers: Using social theory to inform practice', Workplaces: Safety, Social Implications and Expectations, Nova Science Publishers, New York 1-19 (2012) [B1]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett, Erica Southgate
2011 James CL, 'Occupational analysis and occupational rehabilitation', Occupation Analysis in Practice, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, West Sussex 232-245 (2011) [B2]

Journal article (37 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Ashby S, Gray M, Ryan S, James C, 'An exploratory study into the application of psychological theories and therapies in Australian mental health occupational therapy practice: Challenges to occupation-based practice.', Aust Occup Ther J, (2016)
DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12302
Co-authors Samantha Ashby
2016 James, Considine R, Tynan R, Skehan J, Rich JL, 'Industry partnerships in addressing mental health', Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Journal, (2016)
Co-authors Jane Rich
2016 Thomas KE, Broady TR, James CL, 'Exploring manual handling practices by informal carers', International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 23 305-313 (2016)

© 2016 MA Healthcare Ltd.Background/Aims: Manual handling is a significant component in the role of an informal carer. This research aimed to understand the manual handling needs... [more]

© 2016 MA Healthcare Ltd.Background/Aims: Manual handling is a significant component in the role of an informal carer. This research aimed to understand the manual handling needs and practices of informal primary carers. Methods: This qualitative study utilised semi-structured face-to-face interviews to gather data from one male and female carer living in the community with a spouse with Parkinson¿s disease. Using comparative thematic analysis, categories and themes emerged from the detailed descriptions of the lived experiences. Findings: Three main themes emerged from the data: 1. Carer experience: manual handling was a daily task, however care recipients sometimes assisted in a modified environment; and carers utilised previous experiences; 2. Equipment: a variety of prescribed and non-prescribed equipment was used, however limited training was provided; 3. Perceived needs: identified needs included education on manual handling techniques, physical exercises for carers, equipment information, financial assistance for equipment and increased formal support. Conclusions: A lack of assistance for Australian informal carers with manual handling in relation to information provision, training and awareness of equipment and supports was highlighted. There is a need for increased carer awareness of services and support group networks, as well as for health professionals to deliver relevant advice to carers as part of service provision to care recipients.

2016 Harris KM, Phelan L, McBain B, Archer J, Drew AJ, James C, 'Attitudes toward learning oral communication skills online: the importance of intrinsic interest and student-instructor differences', Educational Technology Research and Development, 64 591-609 (2016)

© 2016, Association for Educational Communications and Technology.This study examined and compared attitudes of both students and instructors, motivated by an interest in improvi... [more]

© 2016, Association for Educational Communications and Technology.This study examined and compared attitudes of both students and instructors, motivated by an interest in improving the development and delivery of online oral communication learning (OOCL). Few studies have compared student and instructor attitudes toward learning technologies, and no known studies have conducted item response theory (IRT) analyses on these factors. Two independent and anonymous surveys resulted in 255 participants (124 university students, and 131 instructors). Exploratory factor analyses produced final item sets and a two-factor model for student attitudes (Technology Self-efficacy [TSE], and Positive Attitudes [PA]), and a three-factor model for instructors (TSE, Behavioral Intentions, and PA). The OOCL attitude factors showed strong validity through both IRT and classical test theory analyses. Comparisons between students and instructors showed students generally had higher TSE and more positive attitudes towards OOCL. The attitudes most relevant to OOCL were intrinsic interest, behavioral intentions, and perceived usefulness of the technology. This study revealed that technological self-efficacy may be useful for differentiating students and instructors, but not for assessing OOCL attitudes. Further development in this field could focus on the improvement of instructors¿ attitudes and skills, as well as exploring the role of intrinsic interest.

DOI 10.1007/s11423-016-9435-8
Co-authors Bonnie Mcbain, Jennifer Archer, Antony Drew, Liam Phelan
2016 McBain B, Drew A, James C, Phelan L, Harris K, Archer J, 'Student Experience of Oral Communication Assessment Tasks Online from a Multi-disciplinary Trial', Education + Training, 58 134-149 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/ET-10-2014-0124
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Bonnie Mcbain, Liam Phelan, Antony Drew, Jennifer Archer
2016 James CL, Reneman MF, Gross DP, 'Functional Capacity Evaluation Research: Report from the Second International Functional Capacity Evaluation Research Meeting', Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 26 80-83 (2016) [C3]

© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York.Introduction Functional capacity evaluations are an important component of many occupational rehabilitation programs and can play... [more]

© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York.Introduction Functional capacity evaluations are an important component of many occupational rehabilitation programs and can play a role in facilitating reintegration to work thus improving health and disability outcomes. The field of functional capacity evaluation (FCE) research has continued to develop over recent years, with growing evidence on the reliability, validity and clinical utility of FCE within different patient and healthy worker groups. The second International FCE Research Conference was held in Toronto, Canada on October 2nd 2014 adjacent to the 2014 Work Disability Prevention Integration conference. This paper describes the outcomes of the conference. Report Fifty-four participants from nine countries attended the conference where eleven research projects and three workshops were presented. The conference provided an opportunity to discuss FCE practice, present new research and provide a forum for discourse around the issues pertinent to FCE use. Conference presentations covered aspects of FCE use including the ICF¿FCE interface, aspects of reliability and validity, consideration of specific injury populations, comparisons of FCE components and a lively debate on the merits of ¿Man versus Machine¿ in FCE¿s. Future directions Researchers, clinicians, and other professionals in the FCE area have a common desire to improve the content and quality of FCE research and to collaborate to further develop research across systems, cultures and countries.

DOI 10.1007/s10926-015-9589-y
2015 Bohatko-Naismith J, James C, Guest M, Rivett DA, 'The Role of the Australian Workplace Return to Work Coordinator: Essential Qualities and Attributes', Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 25 65-73 (2015) [C1]

© 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York.Introduction In the Australian context, a return to work (RTW) Coordinator assists an injured worker with workplace-based support... [more]

© 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York.Introduction In the Australian context, a return to work (RTW) Coordinator assists an injured worker with workplace-based support and regulatory guidance for the duration of their injury. Coordinating the RTW process has been considered an effective approach for managing workplace injuries, however few studies have described the skills, traits or characteristics required to fulfil the role of workplace RTW Coordinator. This study aims to provide insight as to the skills and attributes needed for the role of the workplace RTW Coordinator from their experience and perception. Method Focus groups were conducted with workplace RTW Coordinators from six major Australian cities. Twenty five participants were recruited through a national RTW Coordinator website, and professional RTW interest groups using a snowballing technique. Participating workplace RTW Coordinators were required to have a minimum 2¿years¿ experience and to have been involved with the development and implementation of workplace policies and procedures. Thematic analysis was performed to identify meaningful patterns and themes. Results The data analysed provided clear insight as to the specific role requirements necessary for working as an Australian workplace RTW Coordinator. Three key themes clearly emerged; communication skills, RTW Coordinator characteristics, and managing the RTW process. Conclusion The findings indicate that RTW Coordinators require a wide range of traits, skills, and attributes to successfully perform this role. Effective management by the RTW Coordinator of the complex RTW process is essential to facilitate a smooth transition for the injured worker, alongside maintaining a professional relationship with the employer and external stakeholders. The results of this study can be utilised to further improve the selection of future RTW Coordinators.

DOI 10.1007/s10926-014-9527-4
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Darren Rivett
2015 Macdonald-Wicks LK, Gallagher LM, Snodgrass SJ, Guest M, Kable A, James C, et al., 'Difference in perceived knowledge, confidence and attitudes between dietitians and other health professionals in the provision of weight management advice', Nutrition and Dietetics, 72 114-121 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Dietitians Association of Australia.Aim: The aim of this analysis is to establish if dietitians have the knowledge, skills and attitude to provide support to other health ... [more]

© 2014 Dietitians Association of Australia.Aim: The aim of this analysis is to establish if dietitians have the knowledge, skills and attitude to provide support to other health professional (HP) groups in the provision of weight management advice to overweight/obese patients. Methods: A secondary data analysis of a cross-sectional survey of HPs was undertaken to perform a gap analysis with regard to practices, knowledge, confidence and attitudes in the provision of weight management advice. Survey responses and additional measures (practice, knowledge, confidence and attitude scores) were compared between dietitians and other HPs. Descriptive statistics were undertaken, and differences between group ¿2 tests were performed for nominal data and the Wilcoxon rank sum test for ordinal and non-parametric data. Results: About 100% of dietitians had received initial weight management training and 85% had participated in professional development training, compared with 18 and 19% of HPs, respectively, although 70% believed it was within their scope of practice to provide evidence-based advice. Dietitian respondents achieved a higher median score (maximum 10) in the following areas (practice = 6.5, knowledge = 8.0, confidence = 8.3) when compared with HP respondents (practice = 4.2, knowledge = 7.0, confidence = 5.4). The median attitude score for both groups was 6.0. Conclusions: HPs are receptive to providing evidence-based weight loss messages to overweight/obese clients in their current practice. However, weight management training is required to enhance HPs' knowledge and skills in order to increase confidence and improve practice skills. Dietitians can assist HPs to ensure that clear, consistent, evidence-based messages are delivered to overweight clients throughout the health-care system.

DOI 10.1111/1747-0080.12115
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Clare Collins, Ashley Kable, Ron Plotnikoff, Samantha Ashby, Suzanne Snodgrass
2015 Kable A, James C, Snodgrass S, Plotnikoff R, Guest M, Ashby S, et al., 'Nurse provision of healthy lifestyle advice to people who are overweight or obese', Nursing and Health Sciences, 17 451-459 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.A cross-sectional survey was conducted in a regional area in Australia to measure nurses' perceptions, practices, and knowledge in regard to ... [more]

© 2015 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.A cross-sectional survey was conducted in a regional area in Australia to measure nurses' perceptions, practices, and knowledge in regard to providing healthy lifestyle advice to people who are overweight or obese. Responses were compared between geographic regions. Participation was voluntary and anonymous. Of the 79 nurse participants, 68% considered that provision of healthy lifestyle advice was within their scope of practice. Only 28% reported frequently estimating body mass index in the practice setting. Nurses often recommended increasing activity levels (44%), but recommended reducing daily caloric intake less often (25%). Nurses' knowledge about weight management was variable and the proportion of correct answers to knowledge items ranged from 33-99%. Nurses have many opportunities to deliver healthy lifestyle advice in a range of practice settings. The variation in practices and knowledge of nurses indicates a need for improved healthy lifestyle education for undergraduate and practicing nurses.

DOI 10.1111/nhs.12214
Co-authors Clare Collins, Samantha Ashby, Ron Plotnikoff, Ashley Kable, Christopher Oldmeadow, Suzanne Snodgrass
2015 Frith J, Hubbard IJ, James CL, Warren-Forward H, 'Returning to driving after stroke: A systematic review of adherence to guidelines and legislation', British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78 349-355 (2015) [C1]

© The Author(s) 2015.Introduction: This systematic review aimed to determine whether stroke survivors routinely received return-to-driving education in the acute hospital setting... [more]

© The Author(s) 2015.Introduction: This systematic review aimed to determine whether stroke survivors routinely received return-to-driving education in the acute hospital setting prior to discharge home; and if education was provided, were the restrictions in driving guidelines adhered to. Method: A systematic search was conducted of PubMed, Medline, Embase, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), PsychINFO, Web of Science, Scopus, Pedro and OTseeker databases for original research reporting findings on the adherence to return-to-driving legislation and clinical guidelines after stroke, and return-to-driving behaviours in stroke survivors up to 1 month post stroke. Results: Three studies met the inclusion criteria and reported on a combined total of 252 stroke survivors living in the United Kingdom. Forty-eight per cent of stroke survivors received education on the 1 month driving restriction. A total of 61.4% of participants waited 1 month prior to returning to driving. Conclusion: This review found that there is limited literature available on the management of return to driving following acute stroke but there is evidence that education may not be routinely provided in the acute hospital setting and that many stroke survivors could be returning to driving within the 1 month restriction.

DOI 10.1177/0308022614562795
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Isobel Hubbard, Helen Warren-Forward
2015 Ashby S, Gray M, Ryan S, James C, 'Maintaining occupation-based practice in Australian mental health practice: A critical stance', British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78 431-439 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0308022614564168
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Samantha Ashby, Susan Ryan, Mel Gray
2014 Snodgrass SJ, Carter AE, Guest M, Collins CE, James C, Kable AK, et al., 'Weight management including dietary and physical activity advice provided by Australian physiotherapists: a pilot cross-sectional survey.', Physiother Theory Pract, 30 409-420 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/09593985.2013.877112
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins, Ashley Kable, Samantha Ashby, Suzanne Snodgrass
2014 James C, Southgate E, Kable A, Rivett DA, Guest M, Bohatko-Naismith J, 'Return-to-work coordinators' resourcefulness and the provision of suitable duties for nurses with injuries', Work, 48 557-566 (2014) [C1]

© 2014 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.BACKGROUND: There is little health specific literature on returning nurses with injuries to work despite the high incidenc... [more]

© 2014 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.BACKGROUND: There is little health specific literature on returning nurses with injuries to work despite the high incidence of injuries and the workforce shortages of these professionals. OBJECTIVE: To identify enabling factors and barriers to return-to-work for nurses with injuries from the perspective of return-to-work coordinators. PARTICIPANTS: Workplace return-to-workcoordinators employed in a health or disability facility who had worked on a rehabilitation case with a nurse with injuries in the past 12 months in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. METHOD: Five focus groups were conducted with 25 return-to-work coordinators from 14 different organisations, representing different health sectors (aged, disability, public and private hospital and community health) in metropolitan and rural areas of NSW, Australia. RESULTS: This study reports findings specifically relating to the provision of suitable duties for nurses with injuries. Four key themes were identified: suitable duties; supernumerary positions; nurse specialisation and tailoring of return-to-work plans. CONCLUSIONS: This study identified that return-to-work coordinators were resourceful and innovative in their approach to the provision of suitable duties for nurses with injuries and highlighted the importance of including clinical duties in any return-to-work program and of tailoring the return-to-work to the nurses' work and personal circumstances.

DOI 10.3233/WOR-141915
Co-authors Erica Southgate, Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett
2014 James C, 'Work injury management.', Work, 48 555-556 (2014)
DOI 10.3233/WOR-141911
2013 Ashby SE, Ryan S, Gray M, James C, 'Factors that influence the professional resilience of occupational therapists in mental health practice', AUSTRALIAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY JOURNAL, 60 110-119 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12012
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Mel Gray, Susan Ryan, Samantha Ashby
2013 Haracz K, Ryan S, Hazelton M, James C, 'Occupational therapy and obesity: An integrative literature review', AUSTRALIAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY JOURNAL, 60 356-365 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12063
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Susan Ryan, Kirsti Haracz, Michael Hazelton
2013 Lang J, James C, Ashby S, Plotnifkoff R, Guest M, Kable A, et al., 'The provision of weight management advice: An investigation into occupational therapy practice', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60 387-394 (2013) [C1]

Background/aim: Obesity affects more than half the Australian population and has become epidemic throughout the world. Little is known regarding occupational therapy interventions... [more]

Background/aim: Obesity affects more than half the Australian population and has become epidemic throughout the world. Little is known regarding occupational therapy interventions with clients who are overweight or obese. This study aimed to identify occupational therapy practice in relation to the provision of weight management. This was part of a larger study investigating health professional practice. Methods: A cross-sectional study design using a self-administered, purpose-designed survey was employed to identify the current practices of occupational therapists working in a regional area of New South Wales, Australia. Participants were recruited via email or mail as publically available. Results: Fifty-one occupational therapists anonymously completed the survey. Results revealed that 53% (n = 26) of respondents did not consider weight management to be within their scope of practice or their workplace role description. The most common intervention was the provision of physical activity advice (65.2%; n = 30). Dietary advice was provided by 20.8% (n = 10), while 77% (n = 32) referred onto dietitian services. During entry-level occupational therapy education, only 7.8% (n = 4) had received weight management advice education. Completion of postgraduate professional development training in this area was reported by 14% (n = 7) of respondents. Conclusion: This study provides insight into the current practices of Australian occupational therapists in relation to the provision of weight management advice. This research displays a need to acknowledge both a generic and a discipline-specific role for the provision of healthy lifestyle interventions. This may be achieved through better access to education during entry-level programmes and in the workplace. © 2013 Occupational Therapy Australia.

DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12073
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Clare Collins, Ashley Kable, Ron Plotnikoff, Samantha Ashby, Suzanne Snodgrass
2013 James C, Mackenzie L, Capra M, 'Quantification of the Safe Maximal Lift in Functional Capacity Evaluations: Comparison of Muscle Recruitment Using SEMG and Therapist Observation', Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 23 419-427 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10926-012-9407-8
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2013 Melino NL, James C, Snodgrass SJ, 'The effect of load in a floor-to-bench lift during the WorkHab Functional Capacity Evaluation', Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, ePub (2013)
DOI 10.3233/WOR-131698
Co-authors Suzanne Snodgrass
2012 Allen JL, James CL, Snodgrass SJ, 'The effect of load on biomechanics during an overhead lift in the WorkHab Functional Capacity Evaluation', Work: a journal of prevention, assessment & rehabilitation, 43 487-496 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Suzanne Snodgrass
2012 Ashby SE, James CL, Plotnikoff RC, Collins CE, Guest M, Kable AK, Snodgrass SJ, 'Survey of Australian practitioners' provision of healthy lifestyle advice to clients who are obese', Nursing & Health Sciences, 14 189-196 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins, Suzanne Snodgrass, Ashley Kable, Samantha Ashby
2012 Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, James CL, Guest M, 'A review of the role and training of Return to Work Coordinators in Australia', Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 28 173-190 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Darren Rivett
2011 James CL, Mackenzie L, Capra M, 'Inter- and intra-rater reliability of the manual handling component of the WorkHab Functional Capacity Evaluation', Disability and Rehabilitation, 33 1797-1804 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/09638288.2010.548896
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2011 James CL, Southgate EL, Kable AK, Rivett DA, Guest M, Bohatko-Naismith J, 'The Return-To-Work Coordinator role: Qualitative insights for nursing', Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 21 220-227 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10926-010-9270-4
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Erica Southgate, Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett
2011 Southgate EL, James CL, Kable AK, Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, 'Workplace injury and nurses: Insights from focus groups with Australian return-to-work coordinators', Nursing & Health Sciences, 13 192-198 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2011.00597.x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Erica Southgate, Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett
2010 Ashby SE, Richards K, James CL, 'The effect of fear of movement on the lives of people with chronic low back pain', International journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 17 232-243 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.12968/ijtr.2010.17.5.47842
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Samantha Ashby
2010 James CL, Mackenzie LA, Capra M, 'Test-retest reliability of the manual handling component of the WorkHab functional capacity evaluation in healthy adults', Disability and Rehabilitation, 32 1863-1869 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/09638281003734466
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2010 Kable A, James C, Southgate E, Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, 'Return to work coordinators - contributions to the occupational rehabilitation process for injured nurses.', Australian Epidemiologist, 17 105-106 (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Ashley Kable, Erica Southgate
2009 Langfield J, James CL, 'Fishy tales: Experiences of the occupation of keeping fish as pets', The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72 349-356 (2009) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 1
2009 James CL, Mackenzie LA, 'The clinical utility of functional capacity evaluations: The opinion of health professionals working within occupational rehabilitation', Work, 33 231-239 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.3233/wor-2009-0871
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
2009 James CL, Mackenzie LA, 'Health professional's perceptions and practices in relation to functional capacity evaluations: Results of a quantitative survey', Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 19 203-211 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10926-009-9174-3
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2008 Lee F, Mackenzie L, James CL, 'Perceptions of older people living in the community about their fear of falling', Disability and Rehabilitation, 30 1803-1811 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09638280701669508
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14
2007 James CL, Mackenzie LA, Higginbotham HN, 'Health professionals' attitudes and practices in relation to functional capacity evaluations', Work, 29 81-87 (2007) [C1]
Co-authors Nick Higginbotham
2006 Brown K, James CL, Mackenzie LA, 'The practice placement education experience: An Australian pilot study exploring the perspectives of health professional students with a disability', British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69 31-37 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7
2006 Harley A, James CL, 'Fire-fighters' perspectives of the accuracy of the Physical Aptitude Test (P.A.T) as a pre-employment assessment', Work, 26 29-35 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4
2005 Sager L, James CL, 'Injured workers' perspectives of their rehabilitation process under the New South Wales Workers Compensation System', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 52 127-135 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2005.00477.x
Citations Scopus - 14
2004 James CL, Prigg AM, 'A self-directed fieldwork program to provide alternative occupational health placements for undergraduate occupational therapy students', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 51 60-68 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2004.00422.x
Citations Scopus - 11
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Conference (54 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 james C, Kelly B, Considine R, Tynan R, Skehan J, Rich JL, 'Industry partnerships in addressing mental health', Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Journal (2016)
Co-authors Jane Rich, Brian Kelly
2015 Ashby SE, James C, Gray M, 'Practice implications of using psychological frames of reference in mental health practice', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Mel Gray, Samantha Ashby
2015 Ashby SE, James C, Gray M, 'The challenge of maintaining occupation-based practice in Australian mental health practice: Resisting dominant discourses', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Mel Gray, Samantha Ashby
2015 Lupton B, James C, Ashby SE, Haracz K, 'An investigation into mental health consumers' experience of a community street soccer program: Preliminary findings from a grounded theory study', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Kirsti Haracz, Samantha Ashby
2015 Frith J, Hubbard IJ, James C, Warren-Forward H, 'Doctors in the driving seat: Proposal to translate return-to-driving evidence into clinical practice after acute stroke.' (2015)
Co-authors Isobel Hubbard, Helen Warren-Forward
2015 Arnold S, Mackenzie L, Millington M, James CL, 'What are the essential factors considered by occupational therapists when undertaking an assessment of a person's capacity to perform housework?', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (2015) [E3]
2015 Haracz K, James C, Hazelton M, 'Meeting the challenge of weight gain and obesity for people with severe mental illness: A contemporary practice issue', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Kirsti Haracz, Michael Hazelton
2014 James CL, Ashby S, Melman S, 'The role of supervision in transitioning into occupational therapy practice', NSW & ACT Conference - Occupational Therapy 2014 (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Samantha Ashby
2014 Lupton B, James CL, Ashby S, Haracz K, 'An investigation into mental health participants¿ experience of a community street soccer program: A grounded theory study', NSW & ACT Conference - Occupational Therapy: A life practice (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Samantha Ashby, Kirsti Haracz
2014 Williams N, Haracz K, Robson E, Roach I, Edwards E, James CL, Ashby S, 'Mental health service-users¿ perspectives of support in an IPS supported employment program. A qualitative study', NSW & ACT Conference - Occupational Therapy: A life practice (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kirsti Haracz, Samantha Ashby
2014 James CL, Thomas K, Brady T, 'Exploring manual handling practices by informal carers: describing carer experiences', NSW & ACT Conference - Occupational Therapy: A life practice (2014) [E3]
2014 James CL, Brady J, Guest M, Rivett DA, Kable A, 'Injury management for NSW Nurses: physical and psychological injury differences', Online Program and Abstracts WDPI 2014 - Third International Conference of the Work Disability Prevention and Integration (WDPI) Scientific Committee of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Ashley Kable
2014 Ashby SE, Ryan S, James C, 'The influence of psychological theories on occupation-based practices in mental health - A socio-ecological analysis', 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Abstracts (2014)
Co-authors Samantha Ashby, Susan Ryan
2014 Ashby SE, Ryan S, James C, 'Prioritising Professional Resilience In Mental Health Practice - Introducing the PRIOrity Model', 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Abstracts (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Samantha Ashby, Susan Ryan
2014 James CL, Mackenzie L, Capra M, 'Safe maximal lift: Comparison of muscle recruitment and observation in functional capacity evaluations', 16th World Federation of Occupational Therapists Conference (2014) [E3]
2013 Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, James C, 'The role of the Australian Return to Work Coordinator: Essential Qualities and Attributes. Presented at the 3rd Australasian Compensation Health Research Forum. Sydney, Australia. 2013.', 3rd Australasian Compensation Health Research Forum. Sydney, Australia. 2013. (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Darren Rivett
2013 Lang J, James C, Ashby S, Kable A, Guest M, Snodgrass S, et al., 'An Investigation into Current Occupational Therapy Practice in the Provision of Weight Management Advice', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins, Ashley Kable, Suzanne Snodgrass, Samantha Ashby
2013 James C, Mackenzie L, Capra M, 'Physiological Correlates of Functional Capacity Evaluations: Finding the Safe Maximal Lift', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal Special Issue (2013) [E3]
2013 James C, Frith J, Warren-Forward H, Hubbard I, 'Driving after Stroke: Knowledge and use of legislation and guidelines by Australian Health Practitioners', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Isobel Hubbard, Helen Warren-Forward
2013 Brady J, James C, Guest M, Kable AK, Rivett DA, 'Physical and Psychological Injury: Differences of Injury Management for NSW Nurses', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, eSupplement Occupational Therapy Australia 25th National Conference (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett
2013 Kable AK, Antione M, James C, Guest M, Rivett DA, 'Injury Management for Injured NSW Nurses: Best Practice Return to Work?', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, eSupplement Occupational Therapy Australia 25th National Conference and Exhibition Conference Abstracts (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett
2013 James CL, Frith JLT, Warren-Forward H, Hubbard IJ, 'Return to driving post stroke: What should be happening and who should be doing it?', International Journal of Stroke (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Isobel Hubbard
2013 James C, Haracz K, Hazelton M, Ryan S, 'Addressing a global epidemic: a review of the evidence for occupational therapy practice in managing the causes and consequences of obesity', Special Issue: Occupational Therapy Australia (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12060
Co-authors Michael Hazelton, Kirsti Haracz, Susan Ryan
2013 James C, Ashby S, Ryan S, Agillias K, 'Developing and Maintaining the professional resilience of occupational therapists in mental health practice', Special Issue: Occupational Therapy Australia (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12060
Co-authors Samantha Ashby, Kylie Agllias, Susan Ryan
2013 James C, Haracz K, Hazelton M, Ryan S, '¿Doing as much as I can¿: Experiences of Living with the ¿Double Whammy¿ of Schizophrenia and obesity: Implications for Occupational Therapy Practice', Special Issue: Occupational Therapy Australia (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12060
Co-authors Susan Ryan, Kirsti Haracz, Michael Hazelton
2013 James C, Mackenzie L, Capra M, 'Functional Capacity Evaluation: Content Validity of the WorkHab', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12061
2012 James CL, Southgate EL, Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Kable AK, Guest M, 'Return to work: Suitable duties for injured nurses', Book of Abstracts. The Second Scientific Conference on Work Disability Prevention and Integration (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Erica Southgate, Darren Rivett, Ashley Kable
2012 James CL, Mackenzie L, Capra MF, 'Content validity and the WorkHab Functional Capacity Evaluation', Book of Abstracts. The Second Scientific Conference on Work Disability Prevention and Integration (2012) [E3]
2012 Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, James C, 'The experiences and perceptions of workplace Return to Work Coordinators: An Australian perspective on the role and current training', International Journal of Disability Management, Abstracts for the International Forum on Disability (2012)
Co-authors Darren Rivett
2012 James C, Southgate E, Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Kable A, Guest M, 'Necessity, the mother of invention: suitable duties for injured nurses.', Poster presentation (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett, Erica Southgate
2012 Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, James CL, Guest M, 'Sink or swim? The perceptions of Return to Work coordinators', Injury Prevention (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Darren Rivett
2012 Frith J, Hubbard IJ, James CL, Warren-Forward H, 'Returning to driving after stroke: A systematic review investigating adherence to legislation and guidelines', International Journal of Stroke (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Isobel Hubbard
2011 Collins CE, Snodgrass SN, Kable AK, James CL, Ashby SE, Plotnikoff RC, 'The Community Healthy Adults Project: A survey of health professionals knowledge and practice in client weight management', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Samantha Ashby, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins, Suzanne Snodgrass
2011 James CL, Mackenzie L, Capra M, 'Clinical reasoning used in determining safe maximal lift as part of the WorkHab Functional Capacity Evaluation', Proceedings of the 24th Occupational Therapy Australia National Conference (2011) [E3]
2011 James CL, Mackenzie L, Capra M, 'Evidence for Functional Capacity Evaluations - the intra and inter rater reliability of the WorkHab FCE', Proceedings of the 24th Occupational Therapy Australia National Conference (2011) [E3]
2011 Frith JLT, Hubbard IJ, Parsons MW, Vyslysel G, Burgman I, James CL, 'Shifting Gears: Resuming driving after stroke', Proceedings of the 24th Occupational Therapy Australia National Conference (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Mark Parsons, Isobel Hubbard
2010 James CL, 'Evidence for functional capacity evaluations - the test-retest reliability of the WorkHab FCE', 15th World Federation of Occupational Therapists Conference (2010) [E3]
2010 James CL, Guest M, Snodgrass SN, 'Quantifying risk assessment: Biomechanical analysis of musculoskeletal injury risk in an industrial setting', 15th World Federation of Occupational Therapists Conference (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Suzanne Snodgrass
2009 Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, James CL, Kable AK, Southgate EL, 'The occupational rehabilitiation of NSW nurses', 2nd Passionate about Practice Conference 2009 (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett, Erica Southgate
2009 Snodgrass SN, Guest M, James CL, Wilkinson R, Viljoen D, 'Comprehensive evidence-based assessment of musculoskeletal injury risk in the industrial setting', APA Conference Week Abstracts (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Suzanne Snodgrass
2009 James CL, Guy S, Snodgrass SJ, 'The effect of load on kinematics of the waist to shoulder lift during the WorkHab Functional Capacity Evaluation', Inaugural Conference for OT Australia NSW-ACT 2009: Conference Abstract Handbook (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Suzanne Snodgrass
2009 James CL, Southgate EL, Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, Kable AK, 'Return to work co-ordinators: Contributions to the occupational rehabilitation process for injured nurses', Inaugural Conference for OT Australia NSW-ACT 2009: Conference Abstract Handbook (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Erica Southgate, Ashley Kable
2009 Guest M, James CL, Snodgrass SJ, Viljeon D, Wilkinson R, 'A novel evidence-based risk assessment tool for quantifying musculoskeletal injury risk', NSW Minerals Council Occupational Health and Safety Conference (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Suzanne Snodgrass
2009 Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, James CL, Kable AK, Southgate EL, 'The occupational rehabilitation of NSW nurses. Poster presented at the 2nd Passionate about Practice Conference (p. Poster 3). Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Health. 29-30 July 2009.', Poster presented at the 2nd Passionate about Practice Conference (p. Poster 3). Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Health. 29-30 July 2009. (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett, Erica Southgate
2009 James CL, Guest M, Snodgrass SN, Wilkinson R, Viljoen D, 'Biomechanical analysis of musculoskeletal injury risk in an industrial setting', Queensland Safety Conference 2009 (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Suzanne Snodgrass
2008 James CL, Mackenzie LA, 'The clinical utility of functional capacity evaluations: The opinion of health professionals working within occupational rehabilitation', OT Australia 23rd National Conference & Exhibition 2008 Program (2008) [E3]
2006 James CL, Hubbard IJ, 'Inter-professional practice development: A challenge in knowledge transfer', ANZAME: Setting the Standards of Medical Education: Conference Proceedings: Abstracts & Program (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Isobel Hubbard
2006 James CL, Mackenzie LA, Capra MF, 'Health professionals attitudes and practices in relation to functional capacity evaluations', WFOT 2006: 14th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists: Congress Program Handbook (2006) [E3]
Citations Scopus - 6
2004 James CL, Beazley HE, 'A new educational development in workplace injury management and occupational rehabilitation', OT Australia NSW Transforming Communities Conference: Book of Abstracts (2004) [E3]
2003 James CL, Mackenzie L, Schmid T, O'Toole G, 'Occupational therapy education ¿ leading change in considering occupation and heath in international contexts', National conference of the Australian Association of Occupational Therapy. (2003)
2002 Mackenzie LA, Mason L, James CL, 'Introducing first year occupational therapy students to occupational science', Action for health in a new millenium (2002) [E3]
2001 James CL, Gibbons J, Berghout AE, Baines S, Ferguson A, 'Critical thinking: Processes and outcomes in education', Evidence and innovation: Proceedings of the 2001 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference (2001)
Co-authors Surinder Baines, Alison Ferguson
1997 James CL, Holman F, 'Task Analysis and its application to the mining industry', Queensland Health and Safety Mining Conference (1997)
1994 James CL, 'The Effects of Backcare education on Back injuries in NSW Underground Coal Mines', World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress (1994)
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Report (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 kelly B, Considine R, Rich JL, Tynan R, Skehan J, Perkins D, et al., 'Feasibility and Acceptability of Strategies to Address Mental Health in Coal Mining in New South Wales and Queensland', Australian Coal Association Research Program, 54 (2016)
Co-authors Jane Rich, Brian Kelly, Terry Lewin, Kerry Inder
2014 Phelan L, Drew A, McBain V, Archer J, burns T, harris K, et al., 'Teaching and assessing oral communication skills online: Gauging interest and trialling diverse approaches across the University of Newcastle', University of Newcastle (2014)
Co-authors Jennifer Archer, Liam Phelan, Antony Drew, Bonnie Mcbain, Bronwyn Hemsley
2011 Guest M, James CL, Rivett DA, Kable AK, 'The Outcome of Occupational Rehabilitation of Injured NSW Nurses: Study Report', NSW Nurses' Association, 156 (2011) [R1]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 23
Total funding $776,416

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20167 grants / $135,292

Mates in Mining at Clermont Mine$36,500

Funding body: Glencore Coal Assets Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body Glencore Coal Assets Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James, Professor Brian Kelly
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501545
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Obesity and Mining Blueprint$34,000

Funding body: NSW Minerals Council

Funding body NSW Minerals Council
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James, Doctor Jane Rich, Professor Brian Kelly
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600937
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Mates in Mining at Glendell Mine$26,500

Funding body: Glencore Coal Assets Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body Glencore Coal Assets Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James, Professor Brian Kelly, Doctor Jane Rich
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600868
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

SIA alternative knowledge assessment$15,000

Funding body: Safety Institute of Australia Ltd

Funding body Safety Institute of Australia Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James, Mrs Adelle Liebenberg, Doctor Manikam Pillay
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600788
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Task Rotation in an Underground Coal Mine$10,000

Funding body: Coal Services Pty Limited

Funding body Coal Services Pty Limited
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James
Scheme CS Health Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601110
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Phase 1 Baseline Data Collection at Tanami Mine$8,792

Funding body: Minerals Council of Australia

Funding body Minerals Council of Australia
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James, Doctor Jane Rich, Professor Brian Kelly
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601051
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Mates in Mining at Mt Thorley Mine$4,500

Funding body: Warkworth Mining Linited

Funding body Warkworth Mining Linited
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James, Doctor Jane Rich
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601068
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20152 grants / $100,000

Working Well: Mental Health and Mining$90,000

Funding body: Minerals Council of Australia

Funding body Minerals Council of Australia
Project Team Professor Brian Kelly, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Carole James, Ms Jaelea Skehan, Mr Ross Tynan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401530
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Mining and Mental Health: embedding mental health awareness and policy into industry occupational health and safety frameworks$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James, Professor Brian Kelly, Doctor Jane Rich, Mr ROSS Tynan
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501135
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20141 grants / $2,000

International FCE Research Conference (2nd October 2014) In conjunction with the 3rd WDPI Conference: Implementing Work Disability Prevention Knowledge, Toronto Canada, 28 September - 2nd October 2014$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400680
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20132 grants / $354,522

Mental Health in the Coal Mining Industry: Measuring Extent, Impact and Solutions for Workplace Health, Safety and Productivity$353,227

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Professor Brian Kelly, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Associate Professor Terry Lewin, Associate Professor Carole James, Doctor Kerry Inder, Mrs Robyn Considine, Doctor Mark Lock, Mr Trevor Hazell, Ms Jaelea Skehan, Mr Ross Tynan
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1200745
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

OT Australia 25th National Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, 24 - 26 July 2013$1,295

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300565
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $2,000

Work Disability Prevention and Integration "Healthy ageing in a working society" - Netherlands, 22-24 October 2012$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200734
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20112 grants / $20,950

Adult lifestyle incentives for vitality and energy (ALIVE): Supporting health professionals to assist clients with weight management through lifestyle changes$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Suzanne Snodgrass, Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor Carole James, Associate Professor Ashley Kable, Doctor Maya Guest, Doctor Samantha Ashby, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Doctor Patrick McElduff
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1001025
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Occupational Therapy Australia 24th National Conference, Gold Coast, 29/6/11 - 1/7/2011$950

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100391
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $2,000

World congress of Occupational Therapists, Chile, 3-7 May 2010$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190651
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20093 grants / $132,965

The outcome of occupational rehabilitation of NSW nurses$114,050

Funding body: WorkCover Authority of New South Wales

Funding body WorkCover Authority of New South Wales
Project Team Doctor Maya Guest, Associate Professor Carole James, Professor Darren Rivett, Associate Professor Ashley Kable
Scheme WorkCover Assist Applied Research Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188284
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Evaluation of the Workhab Functional Capacity Evaluation Tool - Validity component$14,915

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Darren Rivett, Associate Professor Carole James
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189841
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Evaluation of the Workhab Functional Capacity Evaluation Tool - Validity component$4,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189367
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20082 grants / $15,191

Hydro Aluminium Biomechanical Study of the Carbon Plant$14,446

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding body Newcastle Innovation
Project Team Doctor Maya Guest, Associate Professor Carole James, Associate Professor Suzanne Snodgrass
Scheme Administered Research
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189032
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

OT Australia 23rd National Conference, Sofitel, Melbourne, Australia, 11/9/2008 - 13/9/2008$745

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189356
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $9,996

Evaluation of the Workhab Functional Capacity Evaluation Tool - Reliability component$9,996

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187308
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $1,500

14th Congress of the: World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 25-28 July 2006$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Carole James
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186227
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current7

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.35
PhD1.23

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Masters To determine whether the SmartCap Drive Fatigue Monitoring Device can help Detect Fatigue Related Medical Disorders in Mobile Plant Operators
M Philosophy (Environ&OccHlth), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Art and Sensory Environments: An Exploration of Tourette Syndrome and the Art of Abstract Play to Enhance Mental Health and Inclusive Quality of Life
PhD (Environ & Occupat Hlth), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD An Investigation into Mental Health Consumers' Experience of Participation in a Community Soccer Program
PhD (Occupational Therapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Development of Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss: A Review of Identification and Management
PhD (Environ & Occupat Hlth), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Shifting Gears: Returning to Driving After Stroke
PhD (Occupational Therapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Predicting the amount of domestic assistance required by a person who has sustained a musculoskeletal injury.
Occupational Therapy, University of Sydney
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD The Perceptions and Experiences of the Return to Work Coordinator in Relation to Their Role and Training
PhD (Environ & Occupat Hlth), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Dealing With the 'Double-Whammy': Women's Experiences of Schizophrenia and Weight Gain
PhD (Occupational Therapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD An Exploration of the Different Forms of Theoretical Knowledge Valued and Used by Occupational Therapists in Mental Health Practice
PhD (Occupational Therapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 38
Canada 2
Netherlands 1
Tonga 1
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News

PhD candidate Bliss Cavanagh discovered the benefits of Arts Health after her Tourettes dianosis

Arts Health PhD student knows the benefits of engaging with art

May 20, 2015

PhD candidate Bliss Cavanagh's Tourettes diagnosis led her to embark on an investigation into the benefits of sensory environments.

Associate Professor Carole James

Position

Associate Director - CRHS
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Occupational Health and Safety

Contact Details

Email carole.james@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6632
Fax (02) 4921 7053

Office

Room HC32A
Building Hunter Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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