Ms Francesca Coniglio

Discipline Specialist

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

Telephone 02 9351 9215
Website francesca.coniglio@sydney.edu.au

Biographical details

Francesca has a professional background in mental health practice, research and education. She is a Discipline Specialist teaching in the areas of mental health, community development, and reflexivity and professional practice. Francesca has extensive clinical mental health experience as a recovery-oriented practitioner having worked within the government and non-government sectors, and within the hospital and community.

Francesca is currently undertaking her PhD exploring the importance of occupational roles in the recovery and identity of people with mental illness and drug and/or alcohol addiction. Francesca has been engaged in various consultation and research projects including examining the support needs of adult siblings of people with mental illness with the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia, and identifying priorities for research in the field of mental illness as identified by mental health consumers, carers and family members with the Psychosis Australia Trust. Both these studies utilised Delphi study designs to gain consensus on these populations' experiences and perspectives. Francesca has also undertaken research with the Australia Disability and Family Studies Research Collaboration to develop indicators of health and well-being for young people with mental illness.

Teaching and supervision

- Discipline Specialist and Unit of Study Coordinator of various units

- Primary supervisor to 2 honours students

- Cumberland Occupational Therapy Student Association (COTSA) Academic Liaison

Awards and honours

Francesca is a recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award for her doctorate studies.

Themes

Health Systems and Global Populations; Disability and Community

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Coniglio, F., Hancock, N., Ellis, L. (2012). Peer Support Within Clubhouse: A Grounded Theory Study. Community Mental Health Journal, 48(2), 153-160. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Coniglio, F., Honey, A., Mackenzie, L. (2014). Dual diagnosis recovery: integrating multiple processes of recovery into service provision. III International Congress Dual Disorders Addictions and other Mental Disorders.
  • Honey, A., Coniglio, F., Hancock, N. (2014). What is 'well-being' for young people with mental illness and how is it influenced by their occupations? 2014 NSW & ACT Conference Occupational Therapy: A Life Practice.
  • Mitchell, L., Coniglio, F., Honey, A. (2013). "A family isn't just made up of parents and the person with mental illness .. There is a sibling there too". 14th International Mental Health Conference.
  • Coniglio, F., Honey, A., Hancock, N., Llewellyn, G. (2012). Indicators of well-being and the voice of young people living with mental illness: how do they compare? TheMHS 2012 Recovering Citizenship, Brookvale: Acorn Press.
  • Coniglio, F., Honey, A., Hancock, N., LLewellyn, G. (2012). Indicators of well-being and the voices of young people living with mental illness: How do they compare? 22nd Annual TheMHS Conference, Sydney: The Mental Health Services Conference Inc. of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Coniglio, F., Meldrum, D., Golley, S. (2011). Siblings of people with mental illness: Implications for best practice. Resilience in Change, 21st Annual TheMHS Conference.
  • Coniglio, F., Hancock, N., Ellis, L. (2010). Peer support within Clubhouse: A grounded theory study. World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) International Conference. World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
  • Coniglio, F., Hancock, N., Ellis, L. (2009). Peer Support within Clubhouse: A grounded theory study. 19th annual TheMHS conference. The Mental Health Services.
  • Coniglio, F., Hancock, N., Ellis, L. (2009). Peer Support Within Clubhouse: A Grounded Theory Study. Occupational Therapy in the Northern Territory - Australia Northern Territory Conference.
  • Coniglio, F., Hancock, N., Ellis, L. (2009). Peer Support within Clubhouse: A grounded theory study. Inaugural Conference for OT Australia NSW-ACT 2009, Australia: OT Australia NSW.

2014

  • Coniglio, F., Honey, A., Mackenzie, L. (2014). Dual diagnosis recovery: integrating multiple processes of recovery into service provision. III International Congress Dual Disorders Addictions and other Mental Disorders.
  • Honey, A., Coniglio, F., Hancock, N. (2014). What is 'well-being' for young people with mental illness and how is it influenced by their occupations? 2014 NSW & ACT Conference Occupational Therapy: A Life Practice.

2013

  • Mitchell, L., Coniglio, F., Honey, A. (2013). "A family isn't just made up of parents and the person with mental illness .. There is a sibling there too". 14th International Mental Health Conference.

2012

  • Coniglio, F., Honey, A., Hancock, N., Llewellyn, G. (2012). Indicators of well-being and the voice of young people living with mental illness: how do they compare? TheMHS 2012 Recovering Citizenship, Brookvale: Acorn Press.
  • Coniglio, F., Honey, A., Hancock, N., LLewellyn, G. (2012). Indicators of well-being and the voices of young people living with mental illness: How do they compare? 22nd Annual TheMHS Conference, Sydney: The Mental Health Services Conference Inc. of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Coniglio, F., Hancock, N., Ellis, L. (2012). Peer Support Within Clubhouse: A Grounded Theory Study. Community Mental Health Journal, 48(2), 153-160. [More Information]

2011

  • Coniglio, F., Meldrum, D., Golley, S. (2011). Siblings of people with mental illness: Implications for best practice. Resilience in Change, 21st Annual TheMHS Conference.

2010

  • Coniglio, F., Hancock, N., Ellis, L. (2010). Peer support within Clubhouse: A grounded theory study. World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) International Conference. World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

2009

  • Coniglio, F., Hancock, N., Ellis, L. (2009). Peer Support within Clubhouse: A grounded theory study. 19th annual TheMHS conference. The Mental Health Services.
  • Coniglio, F., Hancock, N., Ellis, L. (2009). Peer Support Within Clubhouse: A Grounded Theory Study. Occupational Therapy in the Northern Territory - Australia Northern Territory Conference.
  • Coniglio, F., Hancock, N., Ellis, L. (2009). Peer Support within Clubhouse: A grounded theory study. Inaugural Conference for OT Australia NSW-ACT 2009, Australia: OT Australia NSW.

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