MANA study: Meaning Agency and Nurturing Autonomy using Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC)

Presented By: 

Dr. Fi Graham


Thursday 17 June 2021

Burwood Hospital, Christchurch

This presentation walks through our journey so far on a randomised controlled trial funded by the Health Research Council, examining the effectiveness of OPC when its implemented in the current service delivery context. The focus is on the ‘lived experience’ as a researcher of undertaking complex intervention research in the complex system that is the NZ rehabilitation environment. Strategy, lessons learnt and the opportunity to eat cake were emphasised.

2021_BAIL MANA Study.pptx

Dr Fi Graham, 

Fi (Fiona) is an occupational therapist, specialising in work with families and children. Her PhD with the University of Queensland has examined the effectiveness of coaching parents of children with disabilities to enhance children’s success in everyday life. Fiona developed Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) as part of her PhD and continues to research and provide training in OPC. Current research interests include working with families and caregivers, therapists’ uptake of evidence-based practice, undergraduate clinical training and the efficacy of participation-focused interventions.