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Stephen is an occupational therapy academic with research interests in post stroke rehabilitation, driver rehabilitation, dementia care, public health and occupational therapy education. He is the Discipline Lead of Occupational Therapy at the University of Canberra and teaches into the Master and Bachelor of Occupational Therapy courses.  Previously, he held senior clinical positions in ACT Health, primarily in aged care and adult neurological rehabilitation.  He has been awarded grants of over $3,000,000 including being the Chief Investigator on successful grant applications from Health Workforce Australia, the Dementia Collaboration Research Centre and from the National Health and Medical Reseacrh Council as an Associate Investigator.

Research Interests

  • Post stroke rehabilitation
  • Dementia care
  • Occupational therapy education
  • Driver rehabilitation

Education/Academic qualification

University of Sydney

Award Date: 1 Sep 2008

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Research Output

Activities outside of the care setting for people with dementia: a systematic review

D'Cunha, N. M., Isbel, S., McKune, A. J., Kellett, J. & Naumovski, N., 6 Oct 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 10, p. 1-13 13 p., e040753.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Assessing the diet quality of individuals with rheumatic conditions; a cross-sectional study

    Carter, T., D'Cunha, N. M., Georgousopoulou, E. N., Isbel, S., Davey, R., Mellor, D. D., Kellett, J., McKune, A. J. & Naumovski, N., 6 Feb 2020, In : Rheumatology International. p. 1-10 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • A Mini-Review of Virtual Reality-Based Interventions to Promote Well-Being for People Living with Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment

    D'Cunha, N. M., Nguyen, D., Naumovski, N., McKune, A. J., Kellett, J., Georgousopoulou, E. N., Frost, J. & Isbel, S., 1 Jul 2019, In : Gerontology. 65, 4, p. 430-440 11 p.

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    Open Access
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