• Charles Sturt University Elizabeth Mitchell Drive Thurgoona NSW

    Australia

  • 1212 Citations
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1993 …2020
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Personal profile

Professor Whiteford is currently in the position of Strategic Professor/Conjoint Chair of Allied Health and Community Wellbeing a newly established position between the Mid North Coast LHD of NSW Health and CSU. Professor Whiteford has held several senior positions over time at universities in Australia and New Zealand and was Australia’s first Pro Vice Chancellor of Social Inclusion at Macquarie University. In her home discipline of Occupational Therapy she has been a thought leader, scholar and researcher for over two decades and enjoys an international profile. Professor Whiteford is currently project leader of a World Federation of Occupational Therapists project convening a team of researchers from around the world in research and initiatives aimed at exploring the links between occupational participation and wellbeing. She has been the recipient of a Canadian Award for her Outstanding Contribution to the profession internationally and in 2017 received one of Australia’s highest awards in occupational therapy, the Freda Jacobs Award. She is an inaugural Fellow of the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Academy and is current Chair of the OTA Research Foundation.

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Research Output 1993 2020

Capabilities, Opportunities, Resources and Environments (CORE): using the CORE approach for inclusive occupation centred practice.

Whiteford, G., Pereira, R., Hyett, N., Di Tommaso, A., Weekes, G. & Naismith, J., 2020, In : Australian Occupational Therapy Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Study protocol of the parents in child nutrition informing community (PICNIC) peer education cohort study to improve child feeding and dietary intake of children aged six months to three years old

Ball, R., Vaschak, R., Bailey, A., Whiteford, G., Burrows, T., Duncanson, K. & Collins, C., 2020, In : Children . 7, 1, p. 1-14 14 p., 7010003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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nutrition
parents
community
education
educator
Occupational Therapy
Social Justice
Research Personnel
Optic Disk
Occupations
1 Citation (Scopus)
Social Justice
Occupations
Occupational Therapy
Health Services Research
Focus Groups
1 Citation (Scopus)

Differentiating occupational decision-making and occupational choice

Parnell, T., Whiteford, G. & Wilding, C., 15 May 2019, In : Journal of Occupational Science. 26, 3, p. 442-448 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

occupational choice
decision making
occupation
career

Prizes

Freda Jacobs Award

Gail Whiteford (Recipient), Jul 2017

Prize: Award

Occupational Therapy

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How to benefit from and get started on mentoring others

Gail Whiteford

23/07/19

1 item of Media coverage

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Benefits to flow from strengthening health and education links

Gail Whiteford

24/06/19

1 item of Media coverage

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New adjunct positions enhance CSU health studies

Gail Whiteford

22/06/19

1 item of Media coverage

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New adjunct positions enhance Charles Sturt health studies

Gail Whiteford

17/06/19

1 Media contribution

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