Researcher

Dr Claire O'Connor

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Biography

Claire O'Connor is a research fellow at the Centre for Positive Ageing, HammondCare, a conjoint lecturer in the School of Population Health, UNSW, and is a registered occupational therapist (AHPRA). Her research focuses on people living with dementia, their families and supporters, with particular interests in non-pharmacological intervention to maximise engagement, functioning and independence, and support behaviour management. Combining her...view more

Claire O'Connor is a research fellow at the Centre for Positive Ageing, HammondCare, a conjoint lecturer in the School of Population Health, UNSW, and is a registered occupational therapist (AHPRA). Her research focuses on people living with dementia, their families and supporters, with particular interests in non-pharmacological intervention to maximise engagement, functioning and independence, and support behaviour management. Combining her clinical training in occupational therapy and research skills, Claire is passionate about contributing to research that is meaningful to people impacted by dementia and is particularly interested in the translation and implementation of research to generate positive change.


My Grants

  • O’Connor CMC. Maximising functioning in dementia: translating reablement research to practice. Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) Travel Grant 2020
  • O'Connor CMC & Poulos CJ. Developing an assessment guide for practitioners implementing reablement programs for people living with dementia. Australian Association of Gerontology RM Gibson Research Fund 2019-2020
  • Piguet O, Fisher A, O’Connor C. Positive Behaviour Support for individuals with frontotemporal dementia: a family education program. Charles Perkins Centre Active Ageing Research Node Seeding Grant 2018-2019

My Qualifications

B. Sci (Med), MOT (Hons), PhD


My Research Activities

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  • Evaluation of HammondCare Darlinghurst: an aged care home for people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness
  • Developing an assessment guide for practitioners implementing reablement programs for people living with dementia
  • Supporting independence and function in people living with dementia

My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

ILP, Honours

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Location

Centre for Positive Ageing
HammondCare
4 Spicer Ave
Hammondville, NSW, 2170

Contact

+61 2 8788 3948