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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • Master of Science (Occupational Therapy), Coventry University - England
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), University of Sydney, 29/10/1993

Research

Research keywords

  • Grounded Theory
  • Lifestyle
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Education
  • Qualitative Research

Research expertise

My major areas of research interest include:

Occupational therapy in mental health

Occupational therapy and obesity

Occupational therapy education

Schizophrenia

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111714Mental Health40
110321Rehabilitation And Therapy (Excl. Physiotherapy)40
130103Higher Education20

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Groupwork
  • Mental Health
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Qualitative Research

Teaching expertise

Drawing on her experience as an occupational therapist in mental health Kirsti has responsibility for curriculum development, teaching and course co-ordination of courses relating to mental health and psychosocial wellbeing and group work in occupational therapy. Kirsti also teaches qualitative research methods.Kirsti is also involved in projects associated with her teaching role which include, facilitating a program supporting male students who are a minority in occupational therapy, coordinating the Occupational Therapy Seminar Series and developing innovative options for professional placement in mental health.

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Publications

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Journal article (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
2013Cordier R, Haracz K, 'A behavioural weight-loss programme for overweight and obese adults with serious mental health illness significantly reduced weight over an 18-month period', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60 304-305 (2013) [C3]
2012Mahony G, Haracz K, Williams LT, 'How mental health occupational therapists address issues of diet with their clients: A qualitative study', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59 294-301 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Lauren williams

Conference (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014James CL, Lupton B, 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)
2014James CL, Williams N, Haracz K, Robson E, Roach I, Edwards E, '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)

Co-authors: CAROLE JAMES

2013McKay E, Haracz K, Donnellan G, Mahon D, Sheldon S, 'Mental health users' experiences of participation and inclusion: a international study', BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (2013) [E3]
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]
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]
2013Pepin G, Ennals P, Haracz K, Scanlan J, Meredith P, Webster J, et al., 'Preparing occupational therapy graduates for mental health practice: A unified approach to advancing education, practice and research in mental health occupational therapy', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal: Special Issue: Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, SA (2013)
2011Mahony G, Haracz K, Williams LT, 'How do mental health Occupational Therapists address issues of diet with their clients? A qualitative study', Proceedings of the 24th Occupational Therapy Australia National Conference, Gold Coast, QLD (2011) [E3]
2011Mahony G, Williams LT, Haracz K, 'Providing diet-related interventions to clients with a severe mental illness: Where does the OT role stop, and the dietitian role start?', Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietitians Association of Australia 29th National Conference Oral Program, Adelaide (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Lauren williams

2010Haracz K, Hazelton MJ, Ryan SE, 'Women with schizophrenia: Enabling engagement in occupations to manage their weight', British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Brighton, UK (2010) [E3]
2010McKay E, Doran S, Henderick A, Sumsion T, Haracz K, 'Using the ICF as a framework to explore mental health service users experiences of activities, participation and environment: An international study', 15th World Federation of Occupational Therapists Conference, Santiago, Chile (2010) [E3]
2009Findlay NA, Haracz K, Johnston CL, MacDonald-Wicks LK, 'Interprofessional teaching of reflection in undergraduate health science programs', ANZAME09 Handbook, Launceston, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Haracz K, Ryan SE, Judge JD, 'A woman's world: The experience of male occupational therapy students', National Men's Health Gathering 2009: Program and Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: SUSAN RYAN

2008Haracz K, 'Constructivist Grounded Theory Method: A research methodology to help create a future of client centred evidence based practice in occupational therapy', OT Australia 23rd National Conference and Exhibition 2008, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants6
Total funding$51,447

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2013 (1 grants)

Occupational Therapy Australia 25 National Conference & Exhibition, Adelaide 24-26 July 13$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Ms Kirsti Haracz
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020132013
GNo:G1300757

2012 (2 grants)

Teaching Relief - Haracz$24,822
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Kirsti Haracz, Professor Darren Rivett
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,82220122012
GNo:G1100911

Simulated Professional Communication: Creative Strategies for Accelerating Reflective Professional Leadership Skills and Decision-making through Role-play$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020122012
GNo:185071591

2009 (2 grants)

How do women living with schizophrenia perceive and perform activities to manage their weight and promote their own health$9,900
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Kirsti Haracz
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,90020092009
GNo:G0190393

Understanding and Enhancing Male OT Student Experience$4,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Equity Initiative Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,50020092009
GNo:185071583

2008 (1 grants)

OT Australia 23rd National Conference, Sofietel Melbourne, 12/9/2008 - 13/9/2008$725
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Kirsti Haracz
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$72520082008
GNo:G0189296
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.1

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142020PhD (Occupational Therapy)Co-SupervisorAn Investigation into Mental Health Consumers' Experience of Participation in a Community Soccer Program
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Ms Kirsti Haracz

Work Phone(02) 4921 6338
Fax(02) 4921 7053
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaOccupational Therapy
Office
HB02,
Hunter Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/kirsti-haracz