School of Health

Sara Brito

Phone: (03) 5122 8900
Email: s.brito@federation.edu.au
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Occupational Therapy

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy Candidate, (2016- present), Monash University
  • Master of Occupational Therapy, 2008, Curtin University
  • Master of Education, 2004, University of South Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, 1998, Butler University, Indianapolis, USA

Teaching areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Disability/ injury
  • Assessment
  • Occupational therapy models and framework
  • Evidence-based practice

Professional associations

Australian:

  • AHPRA Registered Occupational Therapist (2012- present)
  • Full Member of Australian Hand Therapy Association (2011- present)
    • Committee participation:
    • Education & Professional Development Sub-committee
    • Digital Education Coordinator (2016- present)
  • OT Australia Member (2009- present)
    • Committee participation:
    • OT Australia Divisional Council Member 2010 & 2011.
    • Divisional Chair March- 2011.
    • ACT National Advisory Council representative 2011

International:

  • Registered Occupational Therapist (USA) (2012- present)
  • Certified Hand Therapist (USA) (2014-present)

Research interests

  • Disability
  • Qualitative studies
  • Psychosocial outcomes
  • Occupational adaptation
  • Teaching and learning

Publications

Book Chapters

Brito, S., White, J., Thomacos, N., & Hill, B. (in press). The lived experience following free functioning muscle transfer for management of pan-brachial plexus injury: reflections from a long-term follow-up study. Disability and Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1668970

Lee, D-C. A.; Brito, S.; Hill, R. M.; Zin, X.; Newton, F; Yu, M-L.; Flynn, C.; Haines, T.P. (under review) International allied health students’ perspective on fieldwork placement: Preparation, experiences, challenges and recommendations for future support programs. Studies in Higher Education.

Brito, S., Thomacos, N., Hill, B., & Brown, T. (manuscript under review). Non-biomechanical outcome measures following free functioning muscle transfer for management of adult brachial plexus injury using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, Health (ICF): A scoping review. Disability and Rehabilitation.

Brito, S., Thomacos, N., Hill, B., & McCulloch, M. (manuscript under review). Outcomes following free functioning muscle transfer for management of pan-brachial plexus injury: An Australian sample. Hand Therapy.

Conference presentations

Occupational Therapy Australia (July 2019)

Combined12 Asia Pacific Federation of Societies of Hand Surgeons / 8 Asia Pacific Federation of Societies of Hand Therapy (March 2020)