Dr Samantha Ashby

Dr Samantha Ashby

Lecturer

School of Health Sciences (Occupational Therapy)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Samantha Ashby is a lecturer in occupational therapy in the School of Health Sciences. Her areas of research include investigating the strategies for improving the professional resilience in the mental health workforce, occupation-based practice in mental health, and the translation of theoretical knowledge into occupational therapy curricula and practice settings. She also has an interest in the ways in which practice education and other aspects of the curriculum impact on professional identity. She currently a PI on a national Department of Health grant which is an RCT to review the use of simulation in occupational therapy curricula. 

Her research contributes to the health care industry through increasing understanding of the nexus between theory and practice and how this impacts on occupation-based practice, professional identity, professional resilience and retention in the workforce. This contributes to professionals’ clinical work by raising awareness of the strategies required to combat the impact of dominant discourses in practice for clinicians, managers and educators. Dr Ashby’s research on the inclusion of theoretical knowledge in curricula and its transfer into practice is central in the international debate on current OT practice and is cited by scholars working in this area and is included in 6 recent RHDs dissertations. 

Dr Ashby has a passion for undertaking research which can be translated into making improvements to service-users lives. Throughout her career she has gained extensive experience as an occupational therapist in senior and managerial roles in the health and social care industry across a range of practice areas including mental health, physical rehabilitation and occupational rehabilitation. She has worked as a senior academic at Coventry University and is currently a member of the occupational therapy discipline within the School of Health Sciences at the University of Newcastle. Dr Ashby provides workshops for clinicians for her professional peak body, OT Australia in the areas of Professional Resilience, and the Application of the Model of Human Occupation and Its Assessment Tools in Practice. She is also trainer for the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and Engagement, and the Kawa Model.

Since graduating as occupational therapist in 1987, Dr Ashby has continued her education while working as a clinician and educator and she holds a PhD in Occupational Therapy (University of Newcastle) her dissertation was titled “The theoretical knowledge used and valued by occupational therapists in mental health practice: Influences and applications”. In 1998 she completed a Research Masters in Occupational Therapy (University of Sydney) where she investigated the impact of chronic low back pain on occupational engagement and participation in the long-term unemployed population involved in a work-conditioning program. She also has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Coventry University), a BSc (Hons) in Remedial Health Sciences (Coventry University) and a Diploma in Occupational Therapy (London School of Occupational Therapy  – now known as Brunel University). 

Dr Ashby's primary research areas focus on ways to improve the translation of research into the health and social care industry:

  • to improve professional resilience in the health and social care workforce
  • to understand the issues shaping professional identity of health professionals and its impact on inter professional team work and service provision in the mental health workforce
  • to explore the factors which shape the translation of different forms of knowledge into practice.
  • to further understanding how to use occupation-based practices through the utilisation  of occupation-focused models such as the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and Engagement, Kawa Model, the Model of Human Occupation, Vona du Toit Creative Therapies.
  • to explore the efficacy of creative therapy in mental health practice

Educational research

Within educational research she has received an ALTC grant which reviewed the use of IPAD technology and software to report and provide feedback to students following Observed Structured Clinical Examinations (eOSCES). In 2011, she represented the University of Newcastle in an ALTC funded project which aimed to engage emerging OT academic leaders in a community of practice designed to build capacity in curriculum development and renewal.

Teaching Expertise

Dr Ashby is committed to high quality education with the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy rated within the top 5% of programs at UoN. She has designed and taught the year one foundational courses since 2010. These courses OCCT1110 Introduction to Occupational Therapy Theory and OCCT1201 Introduction to Occupational Therapy Practice Skills introduce students to the profession of occupational therapy through the use of case based learning and a two week practice education experience. Within the program she has also taught Motor and Processing Skills, and Psychosocial and Mental Health Occupational Therapy. In addition she has taught into interprofessional courses on research methodology and an introduction to statistics for health professionals.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma of College of Occupational Therapists, College of Law
  • Master of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Healthy lifestyle advice: transfer of theory to practice
  • Introduction to occupational therapy theory and skills
  • Mental health practice
  • Motor and processing abilities
  • Professional Resilience
  • Program design and evaluation
  • Theory to practice
  • Use of theoretical knowledge in practice
  • • Development and maintenance of professional resilience and identity
  • • Practice knowledge in Occupational Therapy and curriculum design

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy) 50
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 25
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified 25

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/1997 - 1/09/2003 Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy Coventry University
School of Health and Social Sciences
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2011 -  Membership - Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Membership - Occupational Therapy Australia Occupational Therapy Australia
Australia

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
OCCT4172 Researching and Developing an Occupational Therapy Intervention
University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
This is a year 4 course designed to meet the AQF requirements for our Non-Classified Honours program. It allows a student to research and design an occupation-based intervention using evidence-based research. 
Lecturer in Occupational Therapy 24/02/2015 - 19/08/2015
OCCT1201 Introduction to Occupational Therapy Practice Skills (
University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
This course introduces occupational therapy students to the skills needed in practice. It includes a 2 week introductory practice education experience in a health or social care industry placement. 
Course Co-odinator/Lecturer in Occupational Therapy 27/07/2010 - 19/08/2015
OCCT1110 Introduction to Occupational Therapy
University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
This is a year one foundational course designed to provide new students with an understanding of occupational therapy, and the theories which underpin practice. It introduces students to the use of case-based working and to review their own occupational lives.
Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, School of Health Sciences 23/02/2010 - 19/08/2015
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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
2011 O'Toole G, Ashby SE, Fussell MC, 'Dementia and occupation analysis', Occupation Analysis in Practice, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, West Sussex 163-176 (2011) [B2]
2011 Ashby SE, Cordier R, Rodger S, 'Good Practice Guide 6: Managing yourself as a curriculum leader and change agent and managing your team', Good Practice Guides and Causes To Support Curriculum Development and Renewal in Occupational Therapy, Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Strawberry Hills, NSW 25-32 (2011)

Journal article (15 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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, Clare Collins, Lesley Wicks, Suzanne Snodgrass, Ron Plotnikoff, Carole James
2015 Kable A, James C, Snodgrass S, Plotnikoff R, Guest M, Ashby S, et al., 'Nurse provision of healthy lifestyle advice to people who are overweight or obese.', Nurs Health Sci, (2015)
DOI 10.1111/nhs.12214
Co-authors Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins, Carole James, Christopher Oldmeadow, Ashley Kable
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 Carole James, Mel Gray
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 Lesley Wicks, Clare Collins, Carole James, Suzanne Snodgrass, Ashley Kable, 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 Ron Plotnikoff, Carole James, Suzanne Snodgrass, Ashley Kable, Clare Collins
2014 Towns E, Ashby S, 'The influence of practice educators on occupational therapy students' understanding of the practical applications of theoretical knowledge: A phenomenological study into student experiences of practice education', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 61 344-352 (2014) [C1]

Background/aim: Practice education is a compulsory component of all entry-level programmes in the health professions. It is used as a teaching strategy to connect theoretical know... [more]

Background/aim: Practice education is a compulsory component of all entry-level programmes in the health professions. It is used as a teaching strategy to connect theoretical knowledge, such as occupation-focussed models with practice. The study aimed to explore students' perceptions about the influence of practice educators on their understanding of the use of occupation-focussed models in practice. Methods: Using a phenomenological approach, semi-structured interviews gained an understanding of six participants' experiences of their practice education. Interview transcripts were analysed thematically. Findings: Three themes emerged from participants' experiences of practice education. 'Explaining the theory-practice nexus' referred to participants' difficulties in distinguishing between different forms of theoretical knowledge, it described educators struggle to fulfil the dual roles of educator and practitioner' when articulating the theoretical knowledge underpinning practice. This often led participants taking an active role in their own learning. 'Experiencing dissonance between university-based studies and the real-world' described the difference between the importance university studies placed on theory in comparison to practice. 'Creating a positive mindset for the use of theoretical knowledge in practice for future practice' illustrated strategies used by some practice educators to articulate the use of theoretical knowledge. Conclusions: The study highlighted practice educators role in shaping students' perceptions of theoretical knowledge use in professional reasoning. The increased recognition of practice educators on the implicit curricula creates an onus on the university sector to provide discussion and information exchanges to increase educators' opportunities to develop, update and increase their skills in describing and using theoretical knowledge to underpin practice.

DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12134
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 Lesley Wicks, Ashley Kable, Suzanne Snodgrass, Carole James, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins
2014 Snodgrass SJ, Ashby SE, Rivett DA, Russell T, 'Implementation of an electronic Objective Structured Clinical Exam for assessing practical skills in pre-professional physiotherapy and occupational therapy programs: Examiner and course coordinator perspectives', AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, 30 152-166 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Suzanne Snodgrass, Darren Rivett
2014 Snodgrass SM, Ashby SE, Onyango L, Russell T, Rivett DA, 'Electronic practical skills assessments in the health professions: a review', The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 12 1-10 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Suzanne Snodgrass, Darren Rivett
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 - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Carole James, Susan Ryan, Mel Gray
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 Clare Collins, Ron Plotnikoff, Carole James, Ashley Kable, Suzanne Snodgrass
2012 Ashby SE, Fitzgerald M, Raine S, 'The impact of chronic low back pain on leisure participation: Implications for occupational therapy', British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75 503-508 (2012) [C1]
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 Ron Plotnikoff, Suzanne Snodgrass, Carole James, Ashley Kable, Clare Collins
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 Carole James
2010 Ashby SE, Chandler B, 'An exploratory study of the occupation-focused models included in occupational therapy professional education programmes', British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73 616-624 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.4276/030802210X12918167234325
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6
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Conference (24 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 Carole James, 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 Mel Gray, Carole James
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 Carole James
2015 Adler J, Ashby SE, 'An international study of occupational therapy students¿ professional identity formation', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Melbourne, Vic (2015)
2015 Herbert L, Ashby SE, 'An exploratory study into the formation of professional identity during an occupational therapy entry-level program', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Melbourne, Vic (2015)
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 Carole James
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, Carole James
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, Carole James
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, Carole James
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 Carole James, Susan Ryan
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 Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins, Carole James, Ashley Kable, Suzanne Snodgrass
2013 Towns E, Ashby SE, 'Exploring the influence of practice educators on students¿ understanding about the use of occupation-focused models in practice', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal: Special Issue: Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, SA (2013)
2013 Snodgrass SJ, Ball K, Rivett DA, Ashby SE, Johnston CL, Nguyen K, Russell T, 'Using technology to enhance clinical supervision: The Electronically-Facilitated Feedback Initiative (EFFI)', Hunter and Coast Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Network Local Project Forum. Abstract Book, Newcastle (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Suzanne Snodgrass, Cath Johnston
2013 Snodgrass SJ, Ball K, Rivett DA, Ashby SE, Johnston CL, Nguyen K, Russell T, 'Using technology to enhance clinical supervision: The Electronically-Facilitated Feedback Initiative (EFFI)', Journal of Physiotherapy eSupplement 2013 APA Conference Abstracts, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Cath Johnston, Suzanne Snodgrass
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 Susan Ryan, Kylie Agllias, Carole James
2013 Ashby S, Snodgrass S, Russell T, Rivett DA, 'Using new technology in education - turning osces into e-osces using ipad and specialised software', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Special Issue: Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12061
Co-authors Suzanne Snodgrass, Darren Rivett
2013 Williamson A, White JH, Ashby S, Sweetapple A, Hambridge J, Pollack M, 'Carers experiences of transitioning to a caring role and experience of participation in a cognitive behavioural therapy group (CBT): A narrative inquiry', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE (2013) [E3]
2012 Snodgrass SJ, Russel T, Ashby SE, Rivett DA, 'New tricks using new technology ¿ turning OSCEs into e-OSCEs using iPad and specialised software', Australian Physiotherapy Association National Business and Leadership Symposium, Adelaide, SA (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Suzanne Snodgrass
2012 Ashby SE, Gray MM, Ryan SE, 'Professional resilience for occupational therapists in psycho-social practice', Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy Conference, Quebec, Canada (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Mel Gray, Susan Ryan
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 Carole James, Suzanne Snodgrass, Ashley Kable, Clare Collins, Ron Plotnikoff
2011 Ashby SE, 'Exploring how occupational therapists use theoretical knowledge in mental health practice', COT Annual Conference. Abstracts, Brighton, England (2011) [E3]
2011 Ashby SE, 'Exploring the theoretical knowledge used in mental health practice', COT Annual Conference. Abstracts, Brighton, England (2011) [E3]
2010 Ashby SE, 'The theoretical knowledge valued and used by experienced occupational therapists working in mental health practice', 15th World Federation of Occupational Therapists Conference, Santiago, Chile (2010) [E3]
2010 Ashby SE, 'Professional journeys in mental health: developing professional resilience', 2010 World Federation of Occupational Therapists 15th Congress: Sharing the World of Occupation from Latin America, Santiago, Chile (2010) [E3]
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Snodgrass S, Russell T, Rivett D, Ashby S, McLachlan L, Studdert CL, 'The eOSCE: advancing technology to improve students' learning and assessment reliability', Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT), 38 (2013) [R1]
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Suzanne Snodgrass
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 11
Total funding $368,625

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


20151 grants / $1,895

6th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress, Rotorua New Zealand, 14-17 September 2015$1,895

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Samantha Ashby
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500803
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20141 grants / $1,156

Australia and New Zealand Allied Health Practice Education Conference, Southport Australia, 7-10 July 2014$1,156

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Samantha Ashby
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400602
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20132 grants / $34,467

Using technology to enhance clinical supervision: The Electronically-Facilitated Feedback Initiative (EEFI)$33,322

Funding body: HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)

Funding body HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)
Project Team Associate Professor Suzanne Snodgrass, Professor Darren Rivett, Doctor Samantha Ashby, Doctor Catherine Johnston, Mr Kim Nguyen, Dr Trevor Russell
Scheme NSW ICTN Local Project Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201150
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

25th Occupational Therapy Australia, Adelaide 24-26 July 2013$1,145

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Samantha Ashby
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300767
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $1,500

Canadian Associate of Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, 6 - 9 June 2012$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Samantha Ashby
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200418
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20112 grants / $21,500

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

College of Occupational Therapists 35th Annual Conferences and Exhibition, Brighton, Sussex, UK, 29/6/2011 - 1/7/2011$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Samantha Ashby
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100357
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20102 grants / $302,082

The eOSCE: Advancing technology to improve students learning and assessment reliability$220,000

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding body Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Project Team Associate Professor Suzanne Snodgrass, Professor Darren Rivett, Doctor Imelda Burgman, Doctor Samantha Ashby
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000787
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

ERF Teaching Relief - Ashby, Findlay and MacDonald-Wicks.$82,082

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Darren Rivett, Doctor Samantha Ashby, Doctor Naomi Findlay, Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900097
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $1,025

Occupational Therapy Australia National Conference & Exhibition 2008, Melbourne, 11/9/2008 - 13/9/2008$1,025

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Samantha Ashby
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189321
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $5,000

New Staff Grant 2007$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Samantha Ashby
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187832
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.15

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD An Investigation into Mental Health Consumers' Experience of Participation in a Community Soccer Program
Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Samantha Ashby

Position

Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Occupational Therapy

Contact Details

Email samantha.ashby@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6341
Fax (02) 4921 7053

Office

Room HA54A
Building Hunter Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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