Daniela Castro De Jong


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Daniela joined the University of Canberra in June 2016 as Lecturer. She is an occupational therapist with 20 years of clinical, management and academic experience in Chile. Her main areas of practice have been pediatrics (Sensory Integration), Community Based Rehabilitation and program manager (rural and urban settings), and as an academic. She was part of the Organizing Committee for the XIV World Federation of Occupational Therapists (Chile, 2010).

Areas of Teaching

  • Foundations of Occupational Therapy
  • Occupation in Context
  • Humans as Occupational Beings 1: Children and Adolescents
  • Humans as Occupational Beings 2: Adults and Older Adults

Research Interests

  • Culture in occupational therapy and practice
  • Cultural awareness in occupational therapy students
  • Occupational therapy in the Latin American context of practice


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Gothenburg

11 Sep 20111 Jun 2016

Award Date: 1 Jun 2016

Master, Universidad de Salamanca

1 Feb 200317 Oct 2005

Award Date: 17 Oct 2005

Bachelor, Universidad de Chile

1 Mar 199223 Apr 1996

Award Date: 23 Apr 1996

External positions

Editorial Board, Revista Chilena de Terapia Ocupacional, Universidad de Chile

1 Jun 2014 → …


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