• University Of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD13DH

Accepting PhD Students

  • 37 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20132020

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Personal profile

Biography

Benita joined the University of Huddersfield in January 2020 and is Head of Division for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, which includes Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.

Benita is an occupational therapist, qualifying in 1995 from the University of Queensland, Australia. She has experience of working in children's health services in Australia, Romania, England and Scotland, and has also worked as a clinical educator and lecturer for the University of Queensland.

Benita completed her PhD in 2019 while working as head of service for children with additional needs. She remains passionate about finding effective ways to support children and young people with disabilities to participate fully in all of their daily occupations, especially leisure. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Children and young people with disabilities
  • Leisure participation and balance
  • Family-centred care
  • Goal-based outcomes as a measure of care effectiveness
  • Knowledge translation and promoting evidence-based practice
  • Innovative approaches to clinical education 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Children and Youth
  • Leisure participation
  • Family-centred care
  • Outcome measurement in healthcare
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Clinical education

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Research Output

  • 37 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Review article

The meaning of leisure to children and young people with significant physical disabilities: Implications for optimising participation

Powrie, B., Copley, J., Turpin, M., Ziviani, J. & Kolehmainen, N., 1 Feb 2020, In : British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 83, 2, p. 67-77 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Goal identification when communication is a challenge

    Powrie, B. & Hemsley, B., 21 Jun 2015, Goal Setting and Motivation in Therapy: Engaging Children and Parents. Ziviani, J., Poulsen, A. & Cuskelly, M. (eds.). First ed. London: Jessica Kingsley Publications, p. 131-143 13 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    The meaning of leisure for children and young people with physical disabilities: a systematic evidence synthesis

    Powrie, B., Kolehmainen, N., Turpin, M., Ziviani, J. & Copley, J., 1 Nov 2015, In : Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 57, 11, p. 993-1010 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 36 Citations (Scopus)

    Optimizing participation: the role of assistive technology

    Powrie, B., 1 Jan 2013, Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: the essential guide to assessment and management. Seal, A., Robinson, G., M. Kelly, A. & Williams, J. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Mac Keith Press, p. 653-658 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Activities

    • 2 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
    • 2 Oral presentation
    • 2 Poster presentation
    • 1 Invited talk

    The importance of leisure: subjective well-being through pleasure and meaning

    Benita Powrie (Speaker)

    25 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Essential skills for contemporary occupational therapy practice

    Benita Powrie (Organiser)

    24 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    The importance of leisure: Subjective well-being, meaning-making and learning through doing

    Benita Powrie (Speaker)

    2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Essential skills for contemporary occupational therapy practice

    Benita Powrie (Organiser)

    9 Jul 201813 Jul 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...