For the past 6 years Dr. Annie McCluskey has managed the OT CATs [Critically Appraised Topics] website [www.otcats.com], a site dedicated to evidence in key areas of occupational therapy.
The site was originally set up with funding from the Motor Accidents Authority of NSW as part of a research project. Since that time over 40 topics have been contributed by practitioners and students from around Australia and overseas.
Until now, Annie has assumed responsibility for the site but due to a major role in maintaining and expanding the OTseeker website [www.otseeker.com] in addition to other responsibilities, Annie has asked if Occupational Therapy Australia consider ‘adopting’ the management of the website.
The Board endorsed the decision to adopt this important educational resource for occupational therapists as part of core business, and as a service for members as well as non-members.
From 2011, the administrative responsibility for the website will be assumed by Occupational Therapy Australia and will now be peer reviewed by Jane Galvin. Jane works clinically as a Senior Occupational Therapist in the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service - Royal Children’s Hospital, and lectures in the School of Occupational Therapy at Latrobe University. She is also Neuro Rehabilitation Research Stream Leader at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and is involved in a number of projects investigating interventions and outcomes for children with acquired injuries.
Jane is currently co-convenor of the Paediatric Special Interest Group in Victoria and is enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Melbourne “I am excited by the possibility of being involved in the ongoing development of this important resource for the OT profession, and I welcome the opportunity to peer review and provide written feedback about critically appraised topics for the OT-CATs website on behalf of Occupational Therapy Australia.
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Occupational Therapy Australia
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