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Fi Graham imageBOccTher(Otago Poly) PhD(Qld) NZROT


Fi (Fiona) is an occupational therapist, specialising in work with families and children.

Her PhD with the University of Queensland has examined the effectiveness of coaching parents of children with disabilities to enhance children's success in everyday life.

Fiona developed Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) as part of her PhD and continues to research and provide training in OPC.

Current research interests include working with families and caregivers, therapists' uptake of evidence-based practice, undergraduate clinical training and the efficacy of participation-focused interventions.

Fi teaches in the Diploma of Rehabilitation and the Certificate in Health Science (Clinical Rehabilitation) papers:

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Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC)


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

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

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

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

Graham, F. (2022, September). Patterns of practice observed in tele-delivered rehabilitation research: Sustaining the benefits and addressing issues. Invited presentation at the Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand.

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