Professor Susan Ryan

Conjoint Professor

School of Health Sciences (Occupational Therapy)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
Over a period of 17 years (1995) I have extensive experience in supervising and examining numerous qualitative research methologies at all levels of study but particularly RHDs in both national and international arenas. In recognition of this examining work, in 2010, I was awarded an Honorary Adjunct Professorship at Charles Sturt University, Sydney, Australia. This was in association with The Centre of Professional Education. During this period outlined above I have worked as an academic in three universities in England, Ireland and now Australia. Added to this profile I have studied in the USA at Columbia University, New York. While working in London, England I often led workshops in many European countries paticularly in Belgium, Sweden and Finland. I have therefore an elaborate network of international colleagues who work with me at different times and in different projects - researching, writing textbooks and book chapters. One of my specialties over the last two decades has been the study and research in clinical reasoning in inter-disciplinary groups at Master's level and Doctoral level.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of East London
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Cumberland College of Health Sciences
  • Master of Science, Columbia University - New York - USA

Keywords

  • Competences
  • Competencies
  • Generation Y
  • Narratives
  • Occupation
  • Occupational science
  • Occupational theory
  • Occupational therapy
  • Practice educaiton
  • Practice education
  • Qualitative research
  • Rural & Remote practice

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 50
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified 50
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 7
Total funding $292,000

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20131 grants / $65,000

Enhancing and expanding quality clinical supervision through the dissemination and evaluation of a student-focussed, competency-based website$65,000

Funding body: HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)

Funding body HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)
Project Team Professor Susan Ryan, Mrs Catherine Studdert, Mr Kim Nguyen, Ms Carol Hills, Mr Paul Sijpkes, Dr Carol McKinstry, Associate Professor Michael Curtin, Ms Lee Zakrzewski, Professor Matthew Yau, Ms Alicia Harris, Ms Karen Maurer, Ms Natasha Atkinson
Scheme NSW ICTN Local Project Fund
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201153
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20121 grants / $1,500

Occupation Diversity for the Future, Stockholm, Sweden, 24 - 27 May 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 Professor Susan Ryan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200551
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20112 grants / $215,500

Creating student-focussed, web-learning resources to support the development of and provide evidence of occupational therapy students' graduation competencies$214,000

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding body Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Project Team Professor Susan Ryan, Ms Carol Hills, Mr Kim Nguyen
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100023
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Shaping the future of the profession, Brighton Centre - Brighton - Sussex - UK, 28/6/2011 - 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 Professor Susan Ryan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100461
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $1,500

34th Annual Conference: College Occupational Therapy, Brighton University, 22 - 25 June 2010$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Susan Ryan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000096
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $1,000

OT in the Northern Territory: Diverse, Challenging, Unique, Darwin, 21-23 May 2009$1,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Susan Ryan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190349
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $7,500

Generation $7,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Susan Ryan
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189523
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed3
Current0

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2013 PhD An Exploration of the Different Forms of Theoretical Knowledge Valued and Used by Occupational Therapists in Mental Health Practice PhD (Occupational Therapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD A Balance-Training Exercise Programme for Community-Dwelling Rural Older People: Evaluation by a Mixed Methods Design PhD (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Clinical Education: An Investigation of Educational Processes - The Application of Student-Centred Education and Client-Centred Care During Undergraduate Physiotherapy Clinical Practice PhD (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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News

World-first occupational therapy student website

World-first occupational therapy student website launch

May 23, 2013

An innovative and flexible student-centred website, the first of its kind in the world for occupational therapy students, will be launched at the University of Newcastle today, Thursday 23 May.

Professor Susan Ryan

Position

Conjoint Professor
Occupational Therapy
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Occupational Therapy

Contact Details

Email susan.ryan@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6643
Fax (02) 4921 7053

Office

Room HE04
Building Hunter Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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