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Research from Robertson, Linda

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Linda Robertson


Dr Linda Robertson is an experienced lecturer who has taught at all levels of occupational therapy education but is now focusing on postgraduate courses. She has a PhD from Victoria University, a Master's in Education from Edinburgh University, and BA from Alderson Broaddus College (US). Her topics of research expertise are clinical reasoning, qualitative research methods, education, and care of older people. A major achievement from a long career in teaching is her book, Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy: Controversies in Practice, published in 2012. She is a registered occupational therapist and a member of the Abbeyfield Dunedin Inc committee and of the Age Concern Otago executive committee. Linda fosters the natural abilities and curiosity of postgraduate students, helping them to follow strong research methodologies.

Research Outputs

Robertson,L., Reay, K. & Jeffery,H. (2019) Equipping new graduates with skills to integrate multi-dimensional facets of evidence into their practice. Occupational Therapy Australia 28th National Conference and Exhibition 2019 to be held from 10-12 July 2019 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

Wurzer, B., Waters,D., Robertson,L. Hale, B. and Hale, L. (2016) Adding self-management of chronic conditions to fall prevention: A feasibility study Version of Record online: 12 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12356

Jaye, C., Tordoff, J.M., Butler, M., Hale, B., McKechnie, R., Robertson, L. & Simpson, J. (2016) Quality in residential care: exploring residents’, family members', managers' and staff perspectives. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 17:4 http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/QAOA-03-2016-0015

Smith-Gabbai H, Robertson, L. (2018) Acute Care. In B.A Schell & J.W. Schell (Eds) Clinical and professional reasoning in occupational therapy (2nd ed., pp. 271-284). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

McKechnie,R., Jaye,C., Hale,B., Tordoff,J., Robertson,L., Simpson,J., & Butler, M. (2018) TRANSITION INTO CARE:EXPERIENCES OF THE ELDERLY AS THEY MOVE TO RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE sites: new series · vol 15 no 2 · 2018

Robertson,L. (2019) Attaining and sustaining an evidence base to health practice: Informing curricula. Australia & New Zealand association for health professional educators. July 2019.

Morrison, T., Robertson L (2011) The influences on new graduates’ ability to implement evidence-based practice: A review of the literature New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58(2), 37 - 40.

Robertson, L. (2018) The Power of Question for Evidence Based Practice. Poster presentation at the World Federation of Occupational Therapy Conference, 21-25 May, South Africa.

Wilson, L., Penman, M., Robertson, L., Herkt, J., Robinson, R., and Pettigrew, N. (2011) Learning from our colleagues. Scope: Learning and Teaching, November, pp. 90-109 ISSN 1178-4180.

Robertson, L & Fitzgerald R. (2010) The conceptualisation of residential home environments: implications for occupational therapy British Journal of Occupational Therapy 73(4) 170-177.

Robertson, L & Hale, B (2017) Biculturalism: A Foot in Both Camps. SCOPE: Contemporary Research Topics, Health and Wellbeing, 2, Place, 93-102. www.thescope.org

Waters, D. L., Hale, L. A., Robertson, L Hale B. A. (2011) Evaluation of a peer-led falls prevention program for older adults Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 92, 1581-1586.

Sheehan, D, Robertson, L., Ormond, T. (2007) Comparison of language used and patterns of communication in Interprofessional and multidisciplinary teams Journal of Interprofessional Care 21(1) 17-30

Walters, D; Hale, L; Robertson, L; Hale, B, Davidson, S & Dando, M. (2010) The changing face of falls prevention in New Zealand: Effectiveness, social capital, cost, sustainability. International Federation of Aging Conference. Melbourne conference centre Conference programme - electronic abstracts. 3-6th May, 2010. 90-minute workshop.

Robertson,L. Andrew,A. & Gaffney, M. (2017) Anxiety and Oral Assessments. Joint symposium for Otago Polytechnic and Southern Institute of Technology. Goal: "To share and be inspired by research and teaching". Otago Polytechnic October 30th. 2017

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