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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111705Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety30
110399Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified50
130299Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
8/09/2008 - 26/11/2008Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
21/06/2000 - 19/01/2001Associate LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/12/2009 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences- Occupatioal Health and Safety/ Occupational Therapy
Australia
1/06/1999 - 1/12/2009LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences- Occupatioal Health and Safety/ Occupational Therapy
Australia
1/01/1995 - Membership - Australian association of Occupational TherapyAustralian 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Southgate 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-authorsErica Southgate, Maya Guest, Darren Rivett, Ashley Kable
2011James CL, 'Occupational analysis and occupational rehabilitation', Occupation Analysis in Practice, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, West Sussex 232-245 (2011) [B2]

Journal article (28 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Bohatko-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)
DOI10.1007/s10926-014-9527-4Author URL
Co-authorsDarren Rivett, Maya Guest
2014Snodgrass 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]
DOI10.3109/09593985.2013.877112Author URL
Co-authorsSuzanne Snodgrass, Samantha Ashby, Maya Guest, Ashley Kable, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins
2014James 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 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.

DOI10.3233/WOR-141915
Co-authorsDarren Rivett, Maya Guest, Ashley Kable, Erica Southgate
2014James 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)
DOI10.3233/WOR-141915Author URL
Co-authorsAshley Kable, Erica Southgate, Darren Rivett, Maya Guest
2014Macdonald-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 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.

DOI10.1111/1747-0080.12115
Co-authorsAshley Kable, Maya Guest, Clare Collins, Ron Plotnikoff, Suzanne Snodgrass, Samantha Ashby, Lesley Wicks
2013Ashby 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]
DOI10.1111/1440-1630.12012Author URL
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsSusan Ryan, Mel Gray, Samantha Ashby
2013Haracz K, Ryan S, Hazelton M, James C, 'Occupational therapy and obesity: An integrative literature review', AUSTRALIAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY JOURNAL, 60 356-365 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1111/1440-1630.12063Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsKirsti Haracz, Susan Ryan, Michael Hazelton
2013Lang 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 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.

DOI10.1111/1440-1630.12073
Co-authorsAshley Kable, Maya Guest, Samantha Ashby, Suzanne Snodgrass, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins
2013James 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]
DOI10.1007/s10926-012-9407-8Author URL
2013Melino 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)
DOI10.3233/WOR-131698
Co-authorsSuzanne Snodgrass
2012Allen 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]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsSuzanne Snodgrass
2012Ashby 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]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsAshley Kable, Samantha Ashby, Suzanne Snodgrass, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins, Maya Guest
2012Bohatko-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-authorsMaya Guest, Darren Rivett
2011James 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]
DOI10.3109/09638288.2010.548896
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2011James 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]
DOI10.1007/s10926-010-9270-4
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsMaya Guest, Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett, Erica Southgate
2011Southgate 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1442-2018.2011.00597.x
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMaya Guest, Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett, Erica Southgate
2010Ashby 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]
DOI10.12968/ijtr.2010.17.5.47842
CitationsScopus - 4
Co-authorsSamantha Ashby
2010James 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]
DOI10.3109/09638281003734466
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2010Kable 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-authorsErica Southgate, Maya Guest, Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett
2009Langfield 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]
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2009James 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]
DOI10.3233/wor-2009-0871
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 4
2009James 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]
DOI10.1007/s10926-009-9174-3
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2008Lee 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]
DOI10.1080/09638280701669508
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 12
2007James CL, Mackenzie LA, Higginbotham HN, 'Health professionals' attitudes and practices in relation to functional capacity evaluations', Work, 29 81-87 (2007) [C1]
Co-authorsNick Higginbotham
2006Brown 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]
CitationsScopus - 4
2006Harley 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]
CitationsScopus - 3
2005Sager 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1630.2005.00477.x
CitationsScopus - 10
2004James 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1630.2004.00422.x
CitationsScopus - 11
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Conference (47 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014James 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-authorsSamantha Ashby
2014Lupton 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-authorsKirsti Haracz, Samantha Ashby
2014Williams 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-authorsSamantha Ashby, Kirsti Haracz
2014James 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]
2014James 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-authorsAshley Kable, Darren Rivett, Maya Guest
2014Ashby 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-authorsSamantha Ashby, Susan Ryan
2014Ashby 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-authorsSamantha Ashby, Susan Ryan
2014James 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]
2013Bohatko-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-authorsMaya Guest, Darren Rivett
2013Lang 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-authorsSuzanne Snodgrass, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins, Samantha Ashby, Maya Guest, Ashley Kable
2013James 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]
2013James 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-authorsIsobel Hubbard, Helen Warren-Forward
2013Brady 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]
Author URL
Co-authorsAshley Kable, Darren Rivett, Maya Guest
2013Kable 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]
Author URL
Co-authorsAshley Kable, Darren Rivett, Maya Guest
2013James 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-authorsHelen Warren-Forward, Isobel Hubbard
2013James 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]
DOI10.1111/1440-1630.12060
Co-authorsMichael Hazelton, Kirsti Haracz, Susan Ryan
2013James 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]
DOI10.1111/1440-1630.12060
Co-authorsSusan Ryan, Kylie Agllias, Samantha Ashby
2013James 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]
DOI10.1111/1440-1630.12060
Co-authorsKirsti Haracz, Susan Ryan, Michael Hazelton
2013James C, Mackenzie L, Capra M, 'Functional Capacity Evaluation: Content Validity of the WorkHab', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
DOI10.1111/1440-1630.12061
2012James 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-authorsAshley Kable, Darren Rivett, Maya Guest, Erica Southgate
2012James 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]
2012Bohatko-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)
Author URL
Co-authorsMaya Guest, Darren Rivett
2012James 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-authorsDarren Rivett, Maya Guest, Erica Southgate, Ashley Kable
2012Bohatko-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-authorsDarren Rivett, Maya Guest
2012Frith 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-authorsIsobel Hubbard, Helen Warren-Forward
2011Collins 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-authorsAshley Kable, Clare Collins, Ron Plotnikoff, Suzanne Snodgrass, Samantha Ashby
2011James 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]
2011James 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]
2011Frith 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-authorsMark Parsons, Isobel Hubbard
2010James 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]
2010James 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-authorsMaya Guest, Suzanne Snodgrass
2009Bohatko-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-authorsAshley Kable, Darren Rivett, Maya Guest, Erica Southgate
2009Snodgrass 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-authorsSuzanne Snodgrass, Maya Guest
2009James 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-authorsSuzanne Snodgrass
2009James 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-authorsErica Southgate, Maya Guest, Darren Rivett, Ashley Kable
2009Guest 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-authorsMaya Guest, Suzanne Snodgrass
2009Bohatko-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-authorsAshley Kable, Maya Guest, Darren Rivett, Erica Southgate
2009James 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-authorsMaya Guest, Suzanne Snodgrass
2008James 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]
2006James 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-authorsIsobel Hubbard
2006James 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]
CitationsScopus - 6
2004James 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]
2003James 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)
2002Mackenzie 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]
2001James 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-authorsAlison Ferguson, Surinder Baines
1997James CL, Holman F, 'Task Analysis and its application to the mining industry', Queensland Health and Safety Mining Conference, Rockhampton, Queensland (1997)
1994James 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Guest 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-authorsMaya Guest, Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants14
Total funding$277,897

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


20151 grants / $90,000

Working Well: Mental Health and Mining$90,000

Funding body: Minerals Council of Australia

Funding bodyMinerals Council of Australia
Project TeamProfessor Brian Kelly, Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Carole James, Ms Jaelea Skehan, Mr Ross Tynan
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1401530
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamAssociate Professor Carole James
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400680
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamAssociate Professor Carole James
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300565
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Carole James
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200734
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamAssociate Professor Suzanne Snodgrass, Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor Carole James, Associate Professor Ashley Kable, Doctor Maya Guest, Ms Samantha Ashby, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Doctor Patrick McElduff
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1001025
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamAssociate Professor Carole James
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100391
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamAssociate Professor Carole James
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190651
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20093 grants / $132,965

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

Funding body: WorkCover Authority of New South Wales

Funding bodyWorkCover Authority of New South Wales
Project TeamDoctor Maya Guest, Associate Professor Carole James, Professor Darren Rivett, Associate Professor Ashley Kable
SchemeWorkCover Assist Applied Research Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0188284
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Darren Rivett, Associate Professor Carole James
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189841
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Carole James
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189367
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20082 grants / $15,191

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

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding bodyNewcastle Innovation
Project TeamDoctor Maya Guest, Associate Professor Carole James, Associate Professor Suzanne Snodgrass
SchemeAdministered Research
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189032
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Carole James
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189356
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20071 grants / $9,996

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Carole James
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187308
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Carole James
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186227
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015To 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
2015Art 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
2014An Investigation into Mental Health Consumers' Experience of Participation in a Community Soccer Program
Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014Development of Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss: A Review of Identification and Management
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014Shifting Gears: Returning to Driving After Stroke
Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2013Predicting the amount of domestic assistance required by a person who has sustained a musculoskeletal injury.
Occupational Therapy, University of Sydney
Co-Supervisor
2010The 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
2007How 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

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013An 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

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

Office

RoomHC32A
BuildingHunter Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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