Caitlin Prince

Ms Caitlin Prince


School of Allied Health Science and Practice

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

As a researcher and occupational therapist (AHPRA Registration #1751582), I focus on understanding and addressing the inequalities that exclude marginalised people from participation and social inclusion. My work and research has largely taken place in rural and remote parts of Western Australia and the Northern Territory, exploring the ongoing impact of colonisation and racism and how this influences health services. My current research focuses on supporting women recovering from sexual exploitation in rural areas of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, India. I am interested in exploring the restorative occupations that have enabled these women to transition out of slavery, using participatory processes to centre their voices, co-create knowledge and co-design future support.

Research interests:

  • Antiracist and decolonised healthcare delivery
  • Rural and remote healthcare
  • Cultural competency and intercultural practice.
  • Occupational justice and barriers to social inclusion
  • Participatory approaches to knowledge cocreation and codesign
  • Restorative occupations and enabling occupational transition and recovery from sexual slavery.
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2024 - ongoing Lecturer Occupational Therapy University of Adelaide
    2023 - ongoing Lecturer Curtin University
    2021 - ongoing Occupational Therapy Team Leader, Early Start Australia
    2021 - ongoing Casual Academic Curtin University
    2021 - ongoing Masters by Research Candidate- USQ HDR Scholarship University of Southern Queensland
    2019 - 2021 Women and Families Program Coordinator, Karnyirninpa Jukurrpa
    2016 - 2018 Clinical Educator Curtin University
    2015 - 2016 Occupational Therapist, Office of Disability and Aged Care
    2014 - ongoing Senior Occupational Therapist, WA Country Health Service
    2013 - 2014 Level 3 Occupational Therapist—Cardiology, Prince of Wales Hospital
    2013 - ongoing Senior Project Officer, WA Country Health Service
    2012 - 2013 Senior Occupational Therapist, WA Country Health Service
    2011 - 2012 Aged Care Clinician WA Country Health Service
    2009 - 2010 Project Officer - Primary Health Care Research Fellowship—Aged Care Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health:
    2008 - 2011 Occupational Therapist WA Country Health Service
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 - 2022 University of Southern Queensland Australia MPSR
    2004 - 2007 Curtin University Australia Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2022 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Trauma Themes Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute United States
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2016 Graduate Certificate in Literature and Creative Writing Deakin University Australia
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Prince, C. (2024). Emotional reactions to concepts of racism and white privilege in non-Aboriginal professionals working in remote Aboriginal communities. Rural and remote health, 24(1), 7749.
    2022 Prince, C. (2022). Serving up colonisation instead of care. Overland, (247), 18-28.
    2021 Prince, C. (2021). Tomorrow, another will come. Westerly, 61(1), 158-161.
    2021 Prince, C. (2021). Sitting on my grandmother's skirts. Westerly, 62(2), 112-119.
    2021 Prince, C. (2021). Native Animal. Westerly, 61(2), 17-21.
    2017 Prince, C. (2017). Born on Aboriginal Land. Griffith Review, Millennials Strike Back(56).
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2024 Prince, C. (2024). Towards wise practice in challenging contexts: utility of an authoenthographic approach.. Poster session presented at the meeting of OT Exchange 2024. Perth, Western Australia.
    2024 Prince, C., Dempers,, T., Surprise, N., & Jadai, C. (2024). Kujungkarrini Brain Map-ku: a codesigned cross-cultural understanding of development, trauma and regulation to enable occupational participation.. Poster session presented at the meeting of OT Exchange 2024. Perth, WA.
    2022 Prince, C. (2022). Emotional reactions to the concepts of racism and white privilege in non-aboriginal health professionals working in remote communities. Poster session presented at the meeting of OT Mental Health Forum 2022. Sydney, NSW.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2022 Prince, C. (2022). Emotional reactions to concepts of racism and white privilege in non-Aboriginal professionals working in remote Aboriginal communities. (Master's Thesis, University of Southern Queensland).
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2019 Prince, C. (2019). The soft white underbelly: why does discussing racism trigger so much anger.. New Matilda.

I have experience coordinating and teaching community and population approaches to occupational therapy (cohort sizes of up to 280 students). I also have supervised student projects in community contexts. I am passionate about using transformational learning pedagogy to develop the critical reflexivity of future health professionals regarding culture, power and privilege in order to develop anti-oppressive professional practice. 

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133871
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering and Maths. Sciences, floor Fourth Floor
  • Org Unit: Occupational Therapy

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