Mrs Rebecca Wolfgang

Lecturer

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary

Biography

Rebecca Wolfgang is a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health based in Tamworth, a position she has held in a part time capacity since 2008. Rebecca’s part time academic role involves teaching and research. She completed her MPhil titled “The management of whole body vibration exposure in the surface mining industry” in 2014. She is currently involved in collaborative research in the areas of inter-professional student learning and workforce outcomes for and experiences of allied health students undertaking rural placements. 

Research Expertise
Occupational therapy practice in rural and remote areas. Human factors and ergonomics

Teaching Expertise
I taught into the OCCT411 course "Rural and Remote Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy" for the past three years.

Administrative Expertise
Participant in research community of practice. Co-ordination of Occupational Therapy student education opportunities at Department of Rural Health. DRH representative of the Occupational Therapy Rural Forum committee.


Qualifications

  • Master of Philosophy (Human Factors), University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), University of Sydney
  • Graduate Certificate in Ergonomics, University of New South Wales

Keywords

  • Adapting environments
  • Human factors and ergonomics
  • Inter-professional learning
  • Occupational therapy adult
  • Rural health

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
119999Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/07/2015 - 31/12/2015LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1999 - Membership - Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia
Australia
1/01/1992 - Membership - Occupational Therapy Australia Occupational Therapy Australia
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Wolfgang R, Di Corleto L, Burgess-Limerick R, 'Can an iPod Touch Be Used to Assess Whole-Body Vibration Associated with Mining Equipment?', The Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 58 1200-1204 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1093/annhyg/meu054
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2014Wolfgang R, Burgess-Limerick R, 'Whole-body vibration exposure of haul truck drivers at a surface coal mine', APPLIED ERGONOMICS, 45 1700-1704 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.apergo.2014.05.020Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014Wolfgang R, Dutton R, Wakely K, 'Creating positive rural experiences for occupational therapy students', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 22 204-205 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1111/ajr.12104
Co-authorsKatrina Wakely
2014Wolfgang R, Dutton R, Wakely K, 'Creating positive rural experiences for occupational therapy students', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 22 204-205 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1111/ajr.12104
Co-authorsKatrina Wakely
2014Wolfgang R, Burgess-Limerick R, 'Using consumer electronic devices to estimate whole-body vibration exposure', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 11 (2014) [C1]

The cost and complexity of commercially available devices for measuring whole-body vibration is a barrier to the systematic collection of the information required to manage this hazard at workplaces. The potential for a consumer electronic device to be used to estimate whole-body vibration was assessed by use of an accelerometer calibrator, and by collecting 42 simultaneous pairs of measurements from a fifth-generation iPod Touch and one of two gold standard vibration measurement devices (Svantech SV111 [Svantech, Warsaw, Poland] or Brüel & Kjær 4447 [Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S, Nærum, Denmark]) while driving light vehicles on a variety of different roadway surfaces. While sampling rate limitations make the accelerometer data collected from the iPod Touch unsuitable for frequency analysis, the vibration amplitudes recorded are sufficiently accurate (errors less than 0.1 m/s2) to assist workplaces manage whole-body vibration exposures. Copyright © 2014 JOEH, LLC.

DOI10.1080/15459624.2014.888073
CitationsScopus - 2
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Conference (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Wolfgang RL, Croker A, Wakely K, Harries-Jones H, 'Interprofessionally practice what you interprofessionally preach', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authorsKatrina Wakely, Anne Croker
2015Brown LJ, Smith T, Wakely L, Wolfgang R, Little A, Harries-Jones H, et al., 'Engaging allied health students in experiential learning: The rural immersion experience', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authorsLuke Wakely, Julie Burrows, Tony Smith, Leanne Brown
2014Wolfgang RL, Brown L, Smith T, Wakely L, Harries-Jones H, Little A, Burrows J, 'Diving deeper - outcomes of a rural immersive experience for allied health students', Surf's Up: Ride the Waves SARRAH National Conference for Rural and Remote Allied Health Professionals, Kingscliff NSW (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsLeanne Brown, Julie Burrows, Luke Wakely, Tony Smith
2014Croker AL, Wolfgang R, Leys J, Wakely K, Fisher K, Smith T, et al., 'Students as Individuals in Interprofessional Learning: Should there be an 'I' in 'Team'?', ANZAHPE 2014 Conference Handbook & Program, Gold Coast (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsKarin Fisher, Tony Smith, Jacqui Leys, Anne Croker, Katrina Wakely
2013Wolfgang RL, 'Whole body vibration exposure of surface mining haul trucks', HFESA 49th annual conference proceedings, Perth (2013) [E3]
2013Wolfgang RL, Wakely K, de Courcy Dutton R, 'Creating positive rural experiences for Occupational Therapy students', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Adelaide Convention Centre (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsKatrina Wakely
2012Smith AN, Wakely LT, Brown LJ, Wolfgang RL, 'Creating community capacity and enhancing student learning on rural placement', Conference Handbook. SARRAH National Conference, Launceston, Tasmania (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsTony Smith, Luke Wakely, Leanne Brown
2012Wolfgang RL, 'Enhancing student professional reasoning through community engagement programs', Handbook. Occupational Therapy Australia 2012 NSW Forum, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2011Wolfgang RL, 'Change in Occupational Therapy students' knowledge and attitudes towards indigenous culture after attending an indigenous cultural excursion', Proceedings of the 24th Occupational Therapy Australia National Conference, Gold Coast, QLD (2011) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$1,310

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20151 grants / $500

Occupational Therapy National Conference and Exhibition 2015, Melbourne Australia, 1-3 July 2015$500

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamMrs Rebecca Wolfgang
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2016
GNoG1500428
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20141 grants / $810

SARRAH National Conference, Kingscliff NSW, 17 - 20 September 2014$810

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamMrs Rebecca Wolfgang
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400808
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Mrs Rebecca Wolfgang

Position

Lecturer
Department of Rural Health
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Emailrebecca.wolfgang@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 67553515
Fax(02) 67612355

Office

BuildingTamworth Education Centre
LocationTamworth

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