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School of Health

Dr Apeksha Gohil

Phone: (03) 5122 6109
Email: a.gohil@federation.edu.au
Room: 5N-120
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Occupational Therapy

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Post- professional OTD)
    Dept. of Occupational Therapy, College of Applied Health Sciences University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
    Chicago, IL, USA
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
    College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University
    Karnataka, India

Teaching areas

  • Assistive Technology
  • Health Promotion
  • Environmental barriers and occupation
  • Lifespan Development

Professional associations

  • Occupational Therapy Australia

Research

Research interests

  • Universal design
  • Participatory research
  • Assistive technology
  • Health Promotion
  • Population level intervention

Current Projects

2020-21 - Developing graded driving simulator scenarios for use in cognitive and perceptual rehabilitation
Baker, A, Gohil, A, Unsworth, C., Cowling, M., Lannin, N. & White, M.
Federation University Australia: AUD 5000
1/07/20 -1/07/21

Higher Degree Research Supervision

Associate supervisor (Masters by Research)
Proposed Thesis Title: Assessment of Powered Mobility Device use among Older Australians in Residential Aged Care Facilities.

Research Grants

Developing graded driving simulator scenarios for use in cognitive and perceptual rehabilitation
Baker, A., Gohil, A., Unsworth, C., Cowling, M., Lannin, N. & White, M.
Federation University Australia: AUD 5000
1/07/20 – 1/07/21

TAC - National and international perspectives to inform the TAC client housing strategy
Callaway, E., Tregloan, K., Bonyhady, B., Bowen, D., Gabbe, B., Braaf, S., Wiesel, I., Martel, A., Gohil, A., Lalor,A. & Moore, L.
Transport Accident Commission (TAC): AUD 198,044.00
1/10/18 → 1/03/19
Award date: 10/01/19

Research papers

Watchorn, V., Grant, C., Tucker, R., Hitch, D., Frawley, P., Ang, S., ... Gohil, A. (2018). Evaluating universal design in built environments - A scoping project. In G. Craddock, C. Doran, L. McNutt, & D. Rice (Eds.), Transforming our World Through Design, Diversity and Education - Proceedings of Universal Design and Higher Education in Transformation Congress 2018 (pp. 689-695). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 256). Amsterdam Netherlands: IOS Press.

Magasi, S., Harniss, M., & Gohil, A. (2015). Reasonable accommodations affect the validity of scores on the NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery among people with neurological disabilities. Quality of Life Research, 24:9-9

Book chapters

Assessment of the Environments of AT Use: Accessibility, Universal Design, and Sustainability
Mirza, M., Zakrajsek, A. G. & Gohil, A. R., 2018, Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook: Second Edition. Federici, S. & Scherer, M. (eds.). 2nd ed. Boca Raton FL USA: CRC Press, p. 71-88 18 p. (Rehabilitation Science in Practice Series).

Understanding Measurement Properties
Magasi, S., Gohil, A., Burghart, M. & Wallisch, A., 2017, Measuring Occupational Performance: Supporting Best Practice Occupational Therapy. Law, M., Baum, C. & Dunn, W. (eds.). 3rd ed. Thorofare NJ USA: Slack Incorporated

Conference papers

Evaluating universal design in built environments - A scoping project
Watchorn, V., Grant, C., Tucker, R., Hitch, D., Frawley, P., Ang, S., Aedy, K. & Gohil, A., 1 Jan 2018, Transforming our World Through Design, Diversity and Education - Proceedings of Universal Design and Higher Education in Transformation Congress 2018. Craddock, G., Doran, C., McNutt, L. & Rice, D. (eds.). Amsterdam Netherlands: IOS Press, p. 689-695 7 p. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; vol. 256).

Conference presentations

Development and Evaluation of Universal Design Consultation Guide for OTs
3rd Australian Universal Design Conference, Brisbane, Queensland. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.27640.06407

Accessible Health Measurement: A Role for Occupational Therapy, USC OT summit, California, USA

Language Access in the Vocational Rehabilitation System in Illinois: A Capacity Building Effort UIC Minority Health Conference, Chicago, IL, USA