Ms Joanne Lewis

B.App.Sc.(OT) Hons 1 Master of Health Law (Syd) PhD Candidate (Syd)
Discipline Specialist, Occupational Therapy

C43J - J Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9209

Biographical details

Jo graduated as an occupational therapist in 1999. Since this time, her clinical work has been in workplace rehabilitation and work health and safety. Jo has been teaching at the University of Sydney since 2008. Prior to teaching, she was the manager of a workplace rehabilitation provider. Jo is currently the academic Health Safety Representative (HSR) for the Faculty of Health Sciences. She is currently completing her PhD, investigating how cognitive changes experienced by women with breast cancer, impact on return to work.

Teaching and supervision

OCCP3077: Occupational Performance - Productivity

OCCP5219: OT in School and Work Environments

OCCP4082 / OCCP5246: OT in Work Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

I have also been involved with teaching injury management, workplace rehabilitation, work health and safety, health law and ethics and disability law in other disciplines.

Current projects

I am currently working on a project with the team from Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health through the University of Newcastle to explore “Employment Patterns of Women with Breast Cancer in Australia”.

Associations

· Registered Occupational Therapist

· Member of Occupational Therapy Australia

In the media

Breast Cancer Network Australia (The Beacon) Autumn 2016 Newsletter: "Chemobrain and Work" - Ask the Expert

http://beacon.bcna.org.au/2016/03/chemo-brain-and-work-ask-the-expert/

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Smidt, K., Mackenzie, L., Dhillon, H., Vardy, J., Lewis, J., Loh, S. (2016). The perceptions of Australian oncologists about cognitive changes in cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(11), 4679-4687. [More Information]
  • Lewis, J., Chapparo, C., Mackenzie, L., Ranka, J. (2016). Work after breast cancer: Identification of cognitive difficulties using the Perceive, Recall, Plan, and Perform (PRPP) system of task analysis. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79(5), 323-332. [More Information]

2016

  • Smidt, K., Mackenzie, L., Dhillon, H., Vardy, J., Lewis, J., Loh, S. (2016). The perceptions of Australian oncologists about cognitive changes in cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(11), 4679-4687. [More Information]
  • Lewis, J., Chapparo, C., Mackenzie, L., Ranka, J. (2016). Work after breast cancer: Identification of cognitive difficulties using the Perceive, Recall, Plan, and Perform (PRPP) system of task analysis. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79(5), 323-332. [More Information]

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