Kimberly Charlton

Kimberly Charlton

Lecturer, Occupational Therapy

School of Allied Health Science and Practice

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am a teaching and research lecturer within the School of Allied Health Science and Practice. My background is as a clinical Occupational Therapist, with 13 years of broad clinical experience in acute and community rehabilitation with specialised skills in amputee rehabilitation, geriatrics, burns, orthopaedics and falls. I have strong research interests in the area of aged care and falls, dementia and translation of knowledge into clinical practice within the rehabilitation setting. My research exploring the perceptions of older people and falling through my Masters in Health Science had a qualitative focus, however evaluation of a manual wheelchair skills program among people with lower limb imputations used a mixed methods approach. I currently teach Biosciences for Human Health A & B, Introduction to Neuroscience and Communication in Professional Practice.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2018 Charlton, K., Murray, C. M., & Kumar, S. (2018). Getting help quickly: older people and community worker perspectives of contingency planning for falls management. Disability and Rehabilitation, 40(2), 159-167.
    Charlton, K., Murray, C. M., & Kumar, S. (n.d.). Perspectives of older people about contingency planning for falls in the community: A qualitative meta-synthesis. PLOS ONE, 12(5), e0177510.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2021 Charlton, K., Murray, C., Boucaut, R., & Berndt, A. (2021). Facilitating manual wheelchair skills following lower limb amputation using a group process: A mixed methods evaluation of a new intervention. In TBC. Virtual.
    2015 Charlton, K., Murray, C., & Kumar, S. (2015). Perceptions of older people and community workers about contingency planning after falls: a qualitative descriptive study. In Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. Melbourne, Australia: Wiley.
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Member Occupational Therapy Australia's NDIS/Disability National Reference Group OTA Australia
  • Position: Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
  • Phone: 83133660
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering Maths Science, floor 4
  • Room: EM406
  • Org Unit: School of Allied Health Science and Practice

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