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Contact Details

Phone
+64 21 238 0003
Email
fi.graham@otago.ac.nz
Position
Associate Professor
Department
Department of Medicine (Wellington)
Qualifications
B (OccTher) PGCert HE PhD
Research summary
Rehabilitation, allied health, coaching, children, participation, telehealth
Teaching
  • REHB710 Service Evaluation and Innovation in Rehabilitation
  • REHB716 Rehabilitation with Children and Families
  • RTRU Course Advisor and masters' co-ordinator
  • Interprofessional postgraduate rehabilitation; paediatric rehabilitation; knowledge translation
Memberships
  • Divisional Academic Board, Health Sciences, Otago
  • Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • New Zealand Rehabilitation Association
  • Paediatric Society of New Zealand
  • Early Intervention Association of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Registered Practicing Occupational Therapist (Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand)
  • Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • Trustee, Occupational Therapy New Zealand Research and Education Fund
  • New Zealand Telehealth Forum

Research

Dr Graham's research span's three key research streams:

  • Rehabilitation with children with neurodisability and their families
  • Knowledge translation of evidence-based practice in rehabilitation
  • Telehealth for service delivery in rehabilitation

Within these three streams is a focus on translational research informed by the lived experience of people with disabilities and their families.

Research methodology experience is broad, encompassing a wide range of qualitative, participatory and quantitative methods.

Publications

Boland, P., Jones, B., Desha, L., McGregor, B., & Graham, F. (2024). Opportunities to reduce inequities through tele-wheelchair assessments: The importance of co-designing services with Indigenous Māori with lived experience of disability. In C. M. Hayre, D. Muller, M. Scherer, P. M. W. Hackett & A. Gordley-Smith (Eds.), Emerging technologies in healthcare: Interpersonal and client-based perspectives. (pp. 161-176). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781003272786

Chien, C.-W., Lin, C.-Y., Lai, C. Y. Y., & Graham, F. (2024). Parent coaching to enhance community participation in young children with developmental disabilities: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 147, 104696. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2024.104696

King, G., Graham, F., & Ziegler, S. A. (2023). Comparing three coaching approaches in pediatric rehabilitation: contexts, outcomes, and mechanisms. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2023.2229731

Silva, M., Hay-Smith, E. J., & Graham, F. (2023). Exploring the use of the Behavior Change Technique Taxonomy and the Persuasive System Design Model in defining parent-focused eHealth interventions: Scoping review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 25, e42083. doi: 10.2196/42083

Graham, F. P., Williman, J. A., Desha, L. N., Snell, D., Jones, B., Ingham, T. R., Latu, A., Maggo, J. K., Ranta, A., & Ziviani, J. (2023). Occupational performance coaching for children with neurodisability: A randomized controlled trial protocol. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy / Revue canadienne d’ergothérapie. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00084174231160976

Boland, P., Jones, B., Desha, L., McGregor, B., & Graham, F. (2024). Opportunities to reduce inequities through tele-wheelchair assessments: The importance of co-designing services with Indigenous Māori with lived experience of disability. In C. M. Hayre, D. Muller, M. Scherer, P. M. W. Hackett & A. Gordley-Smith (Eds.), Emerging technologies in healthcare: Interpersonal and client-based perspectives. (pp. 161-176). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781003272786

Chapter in Book - Research

Graham, F., & Rodger, S. (2010). Occupational performance coaching: Enabling parents' and children's occupational performance. In S. Rodger (Ed.), Occupation-centred practice with children: A practical guide for occupational therapists. (pp. 203-226). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Chapter in Book - Research

Chien, C.-W., Lin, C.-Y., Lai, C. Y. Y., & Graham, F. (2024). Parent coaching to enhance community participation in young children with developmental disabilities: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 147, 104696. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2024.104696

Journal - Research Article

Bernie, C., Williams, K., Graham, F., & May, T. (2023). Coaching while waiting for autism spectrum disorder assessment: A pilot feasibility study for a randomized controlled trial on occupational performance coaching and service navigation. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 53, 2905-2914. doi: 10.1007/s10803-022-05558-3

Journal - Research Article

Graham, F., Williman, J., Sutherland, L., & Wijninckx, M. (2023). Telehealth delivery of paediatric rehabilitation for children with neurodisability: A mixed methods realist evaluation of contexts, mechanisms and outcomes. Child: Care, Health & Development, 49, 156-169. doi: 10.1111/cch.13028

Journal - Research Article

King, G., Graham, F., & Ziegler, S. A. (2023). Comparing three coaching approaches in pediatric rehabilitation: contexts, outcomes, and mechanisms. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2023.2229731

Journal - Research Article

Vingerhoets, C., Hay-Smith, J., & Graham, F. (2023). Getting to know our patients and what matters: Exploring the elicitation of patient values, preferences, and circumstances in neurological rehabilitation. Disability & Rehabilitation, 45(9), 1444-1452. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2022.2063416

Journal - Research Article

Graham, F., Boland, P., Jones, B., Wallace, S., Taylor, W., Desha, L., Maggo, J., McKerchar, C., & Grainger, R. (2022). Stakeholder perspectives of the sociotechnical requirements of a telehealth wheelchair assessment service in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A qualitative analysis. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 69, 279-289. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12790

Journal - Research Article

Graham, F., Boland, P., Wallace, S., Taylor, W. J., Jones, B., Maggo, J., & Grainger, R. (2021). Social and technical readiness for a telehealth assessment service for adults with complex wheelchair and seating needs: A national survey of stakeholders. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 49(1), 31-39. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/49.1.05

Journal - Research Article

Chien, C.-W., Lai, Y. Y. C., Lin, C.-Y., & Graham, F. (2020). Occupational performance coaching with parents to promote community participation and quality of life of young children with developmental disabilities: A feasibility evaluation in Hong Kong. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 17(21), 7993. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17217993

Journal - Research Article

Graham, F., Boland, P., Grainger, R., & Wallace, S. (2020). Telehealth delivery of remote assessment of wheelchair and seating needs for adults and children: A scoping review. Disability & Rehabilitation, 42(24), 3538-3548. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1595180

Journal - Research Article

Graham, F., Timothy, E., Williman, J., & Levack, W. (2020). Participation-focused practices in pediatric rehabilitation for children with neurodisability in New Zealand: An observational study using MAPi audit tool. Child: Care, Health & Development, 46, 552-562. doi: 10.1111/cch.12789

Journal - Research Article

Martin, R. A., Graham, F. P., Levack, W. M. M., Taylor, W. J., & Surgenor, L. J. (2020). Exploring how therapeutic horse riding improves health outcomes using a realist framework. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 83(2), 129-139. doi: 10.1177/0308022619865496

Journal - Research Article

Martin, R. A., Taylor, W. J., Surgenor, L. J., Graham, F. P., Levack, W. M. M., & Blampied, N. M. (2020). Evaluating the effectiveness of therapeutic horse riding for children and young people experiencing disability: A single-case experimental design study. Disability & Rehabilitation, 42(26), 3734-3743. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1610083

Journal - Research Article

Vingerhoets, C., Hay-Smith, J., & Graham, F. (2020). Intersection of the elements of evidence-based practice in interdisciplinary stroke rehabilitation: A qualitative study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 48(3), 148-154. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/48.3.06

Journal - Research Article

Levack, W. M., Martin, R. A., Graham, F. P., & Hay-Smith, E. J. (2019). Compared to what? An analysis of the management of control groups in Cochrane reviews in neurorehabilitation. European Journal of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, 55(3), 353-363. doi: 10.23736/s1973-9087.19.05795-2

Journal - Research Article

Boland, P., Levack, W. M. M., Graham, F. P., & Perry, M. A. (2018). User perspective on receiving adaptive equipment after stroke: A mixed-methods study. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy / Revue canadienne d’ergothérapie, 85(4), 297-306. doi: 10.1177/0008417418800834

Journal - Research Article

Graham, F., Boland, P., Ziviani, J., & Rodger, S. (2018). Occupational therapists' and physiotherapists' perceptions of implementing Occupational Performance Coaching. Disability & Rehabilitation, 40(12), 1386-1392. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1295474

Journal - Research Article

Martin, R. A., Graham, F. P., Taylor, W. J., & Levack, W. M. M. (2018). Mechanisms of change for children participating in therapeutic horse riding: A grounded theory. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 38(5), 510-526. doi: 10.1080/01942638.2017.1400492

Journal - Research Article

Boland, P., Levack, W., Perry, M., & Graham, F. (2017). Equipment provision after stroke: A scoping review of the use of personal care and mobility aids in rehabilitation. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(2), 73-88. doi: 10.1177/0308022616664910

Journal - Research Article

Kessler, D., Egan, M., Dubouloz, C.-J., McEwan, S., & Graham, F. P. (2017). Occupational performance coaching for stroke survivors: A pilot randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(3), 7103190020. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.024216

Journal - Research Article

Lopez, L., Graham, F., Bell, E., & Hay-Smith, E. J. C. (2017). The lived experience of older adults' adjustment to amputation in the context of wheelchair use. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 45(2), 67-74. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/45.2.03

Journal - Research Article

Graham, F., Rodger, S., Ziviani, J., & Jones, V. (2016). Strategies identified as effective by mothers during occupational performance coaching. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 36(3), 247-259. doi: 10.3109/01942638.2015.1101043

Journal - Research Article

Timothy, E. K., Graham, F. P., & Levack, W. M. M. (2016). Transitions in the embodied experience after stroke: Grounded theory study. Physical Therapy, 96(10), 1565-1575. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20150419

Journal - Research Article

Washbourn, R., Levack, W. M. M., Graham, F., & Currey, N. (2016). Te Vaerua Community Rehabilitation Service: A participation action research study of community based rehabilitation in the Cook Islands. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 44(2), 97-104. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/44.2.06

Journal - Research Article

Kessler, D., & Graham, F. (2015). The use of coaching in occupational therapy: An integrative review. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 62, 160-176. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12175

Journal - Research Article

Searing, B. M. J., Graham, F., & Grainger, R. (2015). Support needs of families living with children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 45(11), 3693-3702. doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2516-4

Journal - Research Article

Graham, F., Robertson, L., & Anderson, J. (2013). New Zealand occupational therapists' views on evidence-based practice: A replicated survey of attitudes, confidence and behaviours. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60(2), 120-128. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12000

Journal - Research Article

Graham, F., Rodger, S., & Ziviani, J. (2013). Effectiveness of occupational performance coaching in improving children's and mother's performance and mother's self-competence. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(1), 10-18. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2013.004648

Journal - Research Article

Graham, F., Sinnott, K. A., Snell, D. L., Martin, R., & Freeman, C. (2013). A more “normal” life: Residents', family, staff, and managers' experience of active support at a residential facility for people with physical and intellectual impairments. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 38(3), 256-264. doi: 10.3109/13668250.2013.805738

Journal - Research Article

Kennedy-Behr, A., Rodger, S., Graham, F., & Mickan, S. (2013). Creating enabling environments at preschool for children with developmental coordination disorder. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 6(4), 301-313. doi: 10.1080/19411243.2013.860760

Journal - Research Article

Robertson, L., Graham, F., & Anderson, J. (2013). What actually informs practice: Occupational therapists' views of evidence. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76(7), 317-324. doi: 10.4276/030802213X13729279114979

Journal - Research Article

Copley, J. A., Rodger, S. A., Graham, F. P., & Hannay, V. A. (2011). Facilitating student occupational therapists' mastery of occupational-centred approaches for working with children. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy / Revue canadienne d’ergothérapie, 78(1), 37-44.

Journal - Research Article

Copley, J. A., Rodger, S. A., Hannay, V. A., & Graham, F. P. (2010). Occupational therapy students' experiences in learning occupation-centred approaches to working with children. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy / Revue canadienne d’ergothérapie, 77, 48-56. doi: 10.2182/cjot.2010.77.1.7

Journal - Research Article

Graham, F., Rodger, S., & Ziviani, J. (2009). Coaching parents to enable children's participation: An approach for working with parents and their children. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 56, 16-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2008.00736.x

Journal - Research Article

Graham, F. P., Williman, J. A., Desha, L. N., Snell, D., Jones, B., Ingham, T. R., Latu, A., Maggo, J. K., Ranta, A., & Ziviani, J. (2023). Occupational performance coaching for children with neurodisability: A randomized controlled trial protocol. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy / Revue canadienne d’ergothérapie. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00084174231160976

Journal - Research Other

Silva, M., Hay-Smith, E. J., & Graham, F. (2023). Exploring the use of the Behavior Change Technique Taxonomy and the Persuasive System Design Model in defining parent-focused eHealth interventions: Scoping review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 25, e42083. doi: 10.2196/42083

Journal - Research Other

Bernie, C., Williams, K., Graham, F., & May, T. (2021). Coaching while waiting for autism spectrum disorder assessment: Protocol of a pilot feasibility study for a randomized controlled trial on occupational performance coaching and service navigation support. JMIR Research Protocols, 10(1), e20011. doi: 10.2196/20011

Journal - Research Other

Chien, C.-W., & Graham, F. (2018). Limited evidence exists for the psychometric properties of child-report measures that assess occupational performance in children ages 2-18 years. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 65(5), 472-473. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12531

Journal - Research Other

Graham, F., Ziviani, J., Kennedy-Behr, A., Kessler, D., & Hui, C. (2018). Fidelity of Occupational Performance Coaching: Importance of accuracy in intervention identification. OTJR, 38(1), 67-69. doi: 10.1177/1539449217738926

Journal - Research Other

Silva, M., Graham, F., Levack, W., & Hay-Smith, E. J. C. (2018). Persuasive technology and behaviour change in parent-focused eHealth interventions supporting child health: A scoping review protocol. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(1), 36-48. [Protocol/Methodology].

Journal - Research Other

Graham, F. (2017). Occupational performance coaching: Client-centered and goal-directed practice; A commentary on collaborations with Sylvia Rodger. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 64(Suppl. 1), 31-32. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12367

Journal - Research Other

Graham, F., Rodger, S., & Ziviani, J. (2010). Enabling occupational performance of children through coaching parents: Three case reports. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 30(1), 4-15. doi: 10.3109/01942630903337536

Journal - Research Other

Rodger, S., Graham, F., & Ziviani, J. (2009). Response to Hyett, 'Coaching parents; enabling participation' [Letter to the editor]. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 56(4), 298. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2009.00800.x

Journal - Research Other

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