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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 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Queensland

24 Jun 201015 Mar 2019

Bachelor, University of Queensland

24 Feb 199213 Dec 1995

Research Expertise and Interests

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

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Benita Powrie is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Leisure Activities Medicine & Life Sciences
Disabled Persons Medicine & Life Sciences
Translational Medical Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Evidence-Based Practice Medicine & Life Sciences
Education Medicine & Life Sciences
Autobiography Medicine & Life Sciences
Communication Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
Metaphor Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2013 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

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., 5 Nov 2019, In : British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leisure Activities
Disabled Persons
Autobiography
Communication Disorders
Metaphor

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

33 Citations (Scopus)

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

Leisure Activities
Disabled Persons
Pleasure
Insurance Benefits
MEDLINE

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 2018 2019

  • 2 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 2 Poster presentation

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, ...

“Digital co-design: cutting a new path for occupational intervention during transitions for young people with complex physical disabilities using a person centred online tool”

Alicia Ridout (Speaker), Benita Powrie (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
22 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPoster presentation