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Ms Sara Brito

Lecturer, Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Section/Portfolio:

Occupational Therapy

Location:

Gippsland Campus, Online

Biography

Sara Brito is the Program Coordinator and Lecturer of occupational therapy in Federation University Australia’s School of Health, Gippsland Campus. Sara’s areas of interest include adjustment to injury/illness, upper limb rehabilitation and participation in everyday life. It is Sara’s aim to benefit patients, their communities and health professionals working with these patients by providing improved health care and subsequently improved patient outcomes.

Sara completed her professional qualification in occupational therapy at Curtin University and has worked in a private and public hospitals. She has worked in the area of hand therapy and became interested with rehabilitation following brachial plexus injury.

Sara is currently undertaking her PhD, which aims to better understand recovery and participation following brachial plexus injury from a psychosocial and occupational perspective. She has also worked on a number of research-based projects relating to health service evaluation and teaching and learning.

An Exploratory Study on Participation Following Brachial Plexus Injury

Effective long-term management of brachial plexus injury following surgery: What is needed from hand therapists’ perspectives

Views of American and Australian mobility device users and ambulant bus users regarding occupant restraint systems on public buses

The lived experience following free functioning muscle transfer for management of pan-brachial plexus injury: reflections from a long-term follow-up study

Background: Traumatic, pan-brachial plexus injuries result in major functional disability....