Associate Professor Carole James

Associate Professor

School of Health Sciences (Occupational Health and Safety)

Career Summary

Biography

Carole is an early career researcher. Her research opportunities as a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Occupational Health and Safety at the University 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. 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 a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences. As a senior lecturer 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 Chair of the School of Health Sciences Teaching and Learning Committee and represents the SHS at Faculty Teaching forums. Carole is a member of Academic Senate and a member of the Faculty of Health & Medicine marketing committee 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 health professional interventions for patient weight management, occupational rehabilitation of injured nurses and mental health and work, and healthy work. Carole is a member of the Physical Activity and Nutrition Priority Research Centre.

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

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


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 Darren Rivett, Erica Southgate, Ashley Kable
2011 James CL, 'Occupational analysis and occupational rehabilitation', Occupation Analysis in Practice, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, West Sussex 232-245 (2011) [B2]

Journal article (33 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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)
DOI 10.1007/s10926-014-9527-4
Co-authors Darren Rivett
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)
DOI 10.1177/0308022614562795
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Isobel Hubbard
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)

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... [more]

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 Clare Collins, Suzanne Snodgrass, Ron Plotnikoff, Samantha Ashby, Ashley Kable
2015 James CL, Reneman MF, Gross DP, 'Functional Capacity Evaluation Research: Report from the Second International Functional Capacity Evaluation Research Meeting', Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, (2015)

Introduction Functional capacity evaluations are an important component of many occupational rehabilitation programs and can play a role in facilitating reintegration to work thus... [more]

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 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)
DOI 10.1177/0308022614564168
Co-authors Mel Gray, Samantha Ashby
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)

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... [more]

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 Ashley Kable, Suzanne Snodgrass, Samantha Ashby, Clare Collins, Ron Plotnikoff
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
Co-authors Samantha Ashby, Ashley Kable, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins, 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]

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 profes... [more]

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 Darren Rivett, Ashley Kable, Erica Southgate
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)
DOI 10.3233/WOR-141915
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Erica Southgate, Darren Rivett
2014 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, (2014)

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... [more]

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. © 2014 Dietitians Association of Australia.

DOI 10.1111/1747-0080.12115
Co-authors Suzanne Snodgrass, Ashley Kable, Samantha Ashby, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins
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 - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Samantha Ashby, Mel Gray, Susan Ryan
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 - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Susan Ryan, Michael Hazelton, Kirsti Haracz
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
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Samantha Ashby, Suzanne Snodgrass, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins
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
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 - 3Web of Science - 3
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 - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Clare Collins, Ron Plotnikoff, Samantha Ashby, Ashley Kable, Suzanne Snodgrass
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 - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Erica Southgate, Ashley Kable
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 - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett, Erica Southgate
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 - 5Web 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 Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett, 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 - 3Web of Science - 4
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 - 13
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 - 4
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 - 3
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 - 10
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 (50 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Ashby SE, James C, Gray M, 'Practice implications of using psychological frames of reference in mental health practice', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Melbourne, Vic (2015)
Co-authors Samantha Ashby, Mel Gray
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, Melbourne, Vic (2015)
Co-authors Samantha Ashby, Mel Gray
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, Melbourne, Vic (2015)
Co-authors Samantha Ashby
2014 James CL, Ashby S, Melman S, 'The role of supervision in transitioning into occupational therapy practice', NSW & ACT Conference - Occupational Therapy 2014, Sydney (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, Sydney, Australia (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kirsti Haracz, Samantha Ashby
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, Sydney, Australia (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, Sydney, Australia (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), Toronto, Canada (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett
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, Yokahama, Japan (2014)
Co-authors Susan Ryan, Samantha Ashby
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, Yokahama, Japan (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Susan Ryan, Samantha Ashby
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, Yokohama, Japan (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, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Samantha Ashby, Suzanne Snodgrass, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins
2013 James C, Mackenzie L, Capra M, 'Physiological Correlates of Functional Capacity Evaluations: Finding the Safe Maximal Lift', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal Special Issue, Adelaide (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,, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Isobel Hubbard
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, Adelaide, Australia (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, Adelaide, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Ashley Kable
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, Adelaide (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, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12060
Co-authors Susan Ryan, Kirsti Haracz, Michael Hazelton
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, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12060
Co-authors Kylie Agllias, Samantha Ashby, 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, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12060
Co-authors Michael Hazelton, Kirsti Haracz, Susan Ryan
2013 James C, Mackenzie L, Capra M, 'Functional Capacity Evaluation: Content Validity of the WorkHab', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Adelaide (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, Groningen, The Netherlands (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Erica Southgate, Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett
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, Groningen, Holland (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, London (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, London, UK (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, Wellington, New Zealand (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, Darling Harbour, Sydney (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Isobel Hubbard, Helen Warren-Forward
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, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Ron Plotnikoff, Suzanne Snodgrass, Samantha Ashby, Ashley Kable
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, Gold Coast, QLD (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, Gold Coast, QLD (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, Gold Coast, QLD (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, Santiago, Chile (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, Santiago, Chile (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, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Erica Southgate, Ashley Kable
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, Sydney, NSW (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, Sydney, NSW (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, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett, Erica Southgate
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, Hunter Valley, NSW (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 Erica Southgate, Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett
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, Brisbane, QLD (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, Melbourne, VIC (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, Newcastle, NSW (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, Sydney, NSW (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, Sydney, NSW (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., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2003)
2002 Mackenzie LA, Mason L, James CL, 'Introducing first year occupational therapy students to occupational science', Action for health in a new millenium, Stockholm, Sweden (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, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (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, Rockhampton, Queensland (1997)
1994 James CL, 'The Effects of Backcare education on Back injuries in NSW Underground Coal Mines', World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress, London, England (1994)
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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 Darren Rivett, Ashley Kable
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 14
Total funding $277,897

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20151 grants / $90,000

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

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

20131 grants / $1,295

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

Completed1
Current8

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.7

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 To determine whether the SmartCap Drive Fatigue Monitoring Device can help Detect Fatigue Related Medical Disorders in Mobile Plant Operators
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2015 Art and Sensory Environments: An Exploration of Tourette Syndrome and the Art of Abstract Play to Enhance Mental Health and Inclusive Quality of Life
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014 An Investigation into Mental Health Consumers' Experience of Participation in a Community Soccer Program
Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014 Development of Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss: A Review of Identification and Management
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014 Shifting Gears: Returning to Driving After Stroke
Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2013 Predicting the amount of domestic assistance required by a person who has sustained a musculoskeletal injury.
Occupational Therapy, University of Sydney
Co-Supervisor
2010 The Perceptions and Experiences of the Return to Work Coordinator in Relation to Their Role and Training
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2007 How do Women Living with Schizophrenia Perceive and Perform activities to Manage Their Bodyweight and Promote Their Own Health?
Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 An Exploration of the Different Forms of Theoretical Knowledge Valued and Used by Occupational Therapists in Mental Health Practice
Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
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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 Professor
School of Health Sciences
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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