Dr Justin Scanlan

PhD Sydney; MHM UNSW; DipBus NSW Health; GDipMentalHlthSc Melb; BOccThy Qld
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy

C43J - J Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9022
Fax +61 2 9351 9197
Website Mental Health
justin.scanlan@sydney.edu.au
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Biographical details

Dr Justin Scanlan is an occupational therapist with a clinical specialty in mental health practice. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Sydney and Professional Senior for Occupational Therapy in mental health in Sydney Local Health District. Justin’s research and clinical practice is focused on supporting individuals living with serious mental illness to engage in meaningful activities with a specific focus on overcoming cognitive barriers to performance. He is an expert in the application of the Functional Cognition Framework / Allen’s Cognitive Disabilities Model.

Dr Scanlan’s recent research has explored the use of sensory approaches in mental health, testing and development of the Recovery Assessment Scale – Domains and Stages (RAS-DS) and he is currently supervising a range of projects exploring the role of occupational therapy in eating disorders services. He is supervising three honours students, one research Master student and two PhD students.

Research interests

Justin is part of the following research team:

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  • cognition and functional independence in mental illness;
  • time use and health;
  • the health effects of unemployment;
  • occupational therapy clinical practice in mental health;
  • workforce issues and employee wellbeing in mental health;
  • clinical reasoning in occupational therapy;
  • Consumer-led and consumer-engaged research.

Teaching and supervision

  • OCCP2084: Occupational Performance - Healthcare 2
  • OCCP3077: Occupational Performance - Productivity
  • OCCP4083: Mental Health Interventions
  • Student Liaison Academic - Year 2 BAppSc(OT)

Current projects

  • Curriculum redesign to prepare occupational therapy students for mental health practice
  • Supporting the mental health workforce to develop skills in supporting individuals to overcome cognitive barriers to performance
  • Occupational therapy role and contribution in eating disorders services
  • Employment experiences of individuals with disabilities
  • Consumer-led evaluation of Partners in Recovery services
  • Developing online resources to support collaborative, recovery-oriented goal setting
  • Supporting effective discharge planning for individuals with mental illness leaving hospital
  • The effectiveness of sensory approaches in mental health

Themes

Health Systems and Global Populations

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Harley, D., Mpofu, E., Scanlan, J., Umeasiegbu, V., Mpofu, N. (2015). Disability Social Inclusion and Community Health. In Elias Mpofu (Eds.), Community-Oriented Health Services: Practices Across Disciplines, (pp. 207-222). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Journals

  • Scanlan, J., Lannin, N., Hoffmann, T. (2015). Can Rasch Analysis Enhance the Abstract Ranking Process in Scientific Conferences? Issues of Interrater Variability and Abstract Rating Burden. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 35(1), 18-26. [More Information]
  • Hancock, N., Scanlan, J., Honey, A., Bundy, A., O'Shea, K. (2015). Recovery Assessment Scale – Domains & Stages (RAS-DS): Feasibility and measurement. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(7), 624-633.
  • Scanlan, J., Meredith, P., Poulsen, A. (2013). Enhancing retention of occupational therapists working in mental health: Relationships between wellbeing at work and turnover intention. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60(6), 395-403. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Still, M. (2013). Functional profile of mental health consumers assessed by occupational therapists: Level of independence and associations with functional cognition. Psychiatry Research, 208(1), 29-32. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Still, M. (2013). Job satisfaction, burnout and turnover intention in occupational therapists working in mental health. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60(5), 310-318. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Wheatley, J., McIntosh, S. (2012). Characteristics of falls in inpatient psychiatric units. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(4), 305-308. [More Information]
  • Novak, T., Scanlan, J., McCaul, D., MacDonald, N., Clarke, T. (2012). Pilot study of a sensory room in an acute inpatient psychiatric unit. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(5), 401-406. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A. (2011). Development and validation of the Modified Occupational Questionnaire. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65(1), e11-e19. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Matthews, L. (2011). Health and meaningfulness of time use for unemployed individuals: associations with involvement in education. Leisure Studies, 30(1), 21-31. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Matthews, L. (2011). Promoting wellbeing in young unemployed adults: The importance of identifying meaningful patterns of time use. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(2), 111-119. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J. (2010). Interventions to reduce the use of seclusion and restraint in inpatient psychiatric settings: What we know so far a review of the literature. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 56(4), 412-423. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Matthews, L. (2010). Investigating the Relationship between Meaningful time use and Health in 18-to 25-year-old Unemployed People in New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 20(3), 232-247. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Hancock, N. (2010). Online discussions develop students' clinical reasoning skills during fieldwork. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 57(6), 401-408. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Still, M., Stewart, K., Croaker, J. (2010). Recruitment and retention issues for occupational therapists in mental health: Balancing the pull and the push. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 57(2), 102-110. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A. (2009). Is the health of young unemployed Australians worse in times of low unemployment? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 33(1), 79-82. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J. (2008). A theoretical model for supporting bounded learning communities focussed on the promotion of clinical reasoning in health students undertaking field-based education. Focus on Health Professional Education: a multi-disciplinary journal, 10(1), 27-42.
  • Beltran, R., Scanlan, J., Hancock, N., Luckett, T. (2007). The effect of first year mental health fieldwork on attitudes of ocupational therapy students towards people with mental illness. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 54(1), 42-48.
  • Scanlan, J., Beltran, R. (2007). Work in Unemployment - Occupied or Preoccupied? A review. Work, 28(4), 325-334.

Conferences

  • Hancock, N., Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Honey, A. (2014). Recovery Assessment Scale – Domains & Stages (RAS-DS): Measuring individual recovery outcomes and facilitating the process of recovery action planning. TheMHS Conference.
  • Scanlan, J. (2006). AusCAH: The Australian Centre of Activities for Health [Business Plan]. 7th Annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities Doctoral Students Conference, Singapore.
  • Scanlan, J., McLoughlin, C., Hancock, N. (2006). Design and evaluation of an e-learning environment to support the development and refinement of clinical reasoning and decision-making. 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education ASCILITE 2006, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Scanlan, J., Beltran, R. (2006). Pre-occupation: a new concept in occupational science. WFOT 2006: OTs in action: local and global, Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Matthews, L. (2006). The influence of value and meaning of activities upon time use. Fifth Research Conference 2006, : University of Sydney.
  • Scanlan, J., Hancock, N. (2006). Web based academic support for students. WFOT 2006: OTs in action: local and global, Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Scanlan, J., Hancock, N. (2005). Enhancing field education through the use of internet-based teaching tools (WebCT). Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference - HERDSA 2005, Sydney: Institute for Teaching and Learning.
  • Scanlan, J., Hancock, N. (2005). WebCT use in cliical education: its impact on the development of lifelong learners. EdHealth Conference 2005, Terrigal: College of Health Sciences.
  • Scanlan, J., Andersen, D. (2003). Relapse Prevention and Self-Management of Illness. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Conference - OT Australia, Queensland, Brisbane.
  • Scanlan, J., Taylor, H. (2003). The Work of Recovery. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Conference - OT Australia, Queensland, Brisbane.
  • Scanlan, J. (2001). A triple tiered approach to suicide prevention: Intervention, Education and Quality Improvement: The Logan-Beaudesert Health Service District Response. Suicide Prevention 2001: A Human Odyssey - 8th Annual Suicide Prevention Australia National Conference, Sydney, Sydney.
  • Scanlan, J. (2001). Recovery Planning - A new Strategy for the Prevention of Relapse. No one is an Island, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Scanlan, J. (1998). New perspectives, new directions: Occupational Therapy and the Treatment of Consumers with Personality Disorders. OT Australia Queensland State Conference, Brisbane.

2015

  • Scanlan, J., Lannin, N., Hoffmann, T. (2015). Can Rasch Analysis Enhance the Abstract Ranking Process in Scientific Conferences? Issues of Interrater Variability and Abstract Rating Burden. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 35(1), 18-26. [More Information]
  • Harley, D., Mpofu, E., Scanlan, J., Umeasiegbu, V., Mpofu, N. (2015). Disability Social Inclusion and Community Health. In Elias Mpofu (Eds.), Community-Oriented Health Services: Practices Across Disciplines, (pp. 207-222). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Hancock, N., Scanlan, J., Honey, A., Bundy, A., O'Shea, K. (2015). Recovery Assessment Scale – Domains & Stages (RAS-DS): Feasibility and measurement. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(7), 624-633.

2014

  • Hancock, N., Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Honey, A. (2014). Recovery Assessment Scale – Domains & Stages (RAS-DS): Measuring individual recovery outcomes and facilitating the process of recovery action planning. TheMHS Conference.

2013

  • Scanlan, J., Meredith, P., Poulsen, A. (2013). Enhancing retention of occupational therapists working in mental health: Relationships between wellbeing at work and turnover intention. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60(6), 395-403. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Still, M. (2013). Functional profile of mental health consumers assessed by occupational therapists: Level of independence and associations with functional cognition. Psychiatry Research, 208(1), 29-32. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Still, M. (2013). Job satisfaction, burnout and turnover intention in occupational therapists working in mental health. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60(5), 310-318. [More Information]

2012

  • Scanlan, J., Wheatley, J., McIntosh, S. (2012). Characteristics of falls in inpatient psychiatric units. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(4), 305-308. [More Information]
  • Novak, T., Scanlan, J., McCaul, D., MacDonald, N., Clarke, T. (2012). Pilot study of a sensory room in an acute inpatient psychiatric unit. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(5), 401-406. [More Information]

2011

  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A. (2011). Development and validation of the Modified Occupational Questionnaire. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65(1), e11-e19. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Matthews, L. (2011). Health and meaningfulness of time use for unemployed individuals: associations with involvement in education. Leisure Studies, 30(1), 21-31. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Matthews, L. (2011). Promoting wellbeing in young unemployed adults: The importance of identifying meaningful patterns of time use. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(2), 111-119. [More Information]

2010

  • Scanlan, J. (2010). Interventions to reduce the use of seclusion and restraint in inpatient psychiatric settings: What we know so far a review of the literature. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 56(4), 412-423. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Matthews, L. (2010). Investigating the Relationship between Meaningful time use and Health in 18-to 25-year-old Unemployed People in New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 20(3), 232-247. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Hancock, N. (2010). Online discussions develop students' clinical reasoning skills during fieldwork. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 57(6), 401-408. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Still, M., Stewart, K., Croaker, J. (2010). Recruitment and retention issues for occupational therapists in mental health: Balancing the pull and the push. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 57(2), 102-110. [More Information]

2009

  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A. (2009). Is the health of young unemployed Australians worse in times of low unemployment? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 33(1), 79-82. [More Information]

2008

  • Scanlan, J. (2008). A theoretical model for supporting bounded learning communities focussed on the promotion of clinical reasoning in health students undertaking field-based education. Focus on Health Professional Education: a multi-disciplinary journal, 10(1), 27-42.

2007

  • Beltran, R., Scanlan, J., Hancock, N., Luckett, T. (2007). The effect of first year mental health fieldwork on attitudes of ocupational therapy students towards people with mental illness. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 54(1), 42-48.
  • Scanlan, J., Beltran, R. (2007). Work in Unemployment - Occupied or Preoccupied? A review. Work, 28(4), 325-334.

2006

  • Scanlan, J. (2006). AusCAH: The Australian Centre of Activities for Health [Business Plan]. 7th Annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities Doctoral Students Conference, Singapore.
  • Scanlan, J., McLoughlin, C., Hancock, N. (2006). Design and evaluation of an e-learning environment to support the development and refinement of clinical reasoning and decision-making. 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education ASCILITE 2006, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Scanlan, J., Beltran, R. (2006). Pre-occupation: a new concept in occupational science. WFOT 2006: OTs in action: local and global, Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Matthews, L. (2006). The influence of value and meaning of activities upon time use. Fifth Research Conference 2006, : University of Sydney.
  • Scanlan, J., Hancock, N. (2006). Web based academic support for students. WFOT 2006: OTs in action: local and global, Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.

2005

  • Scanlan, J., Hancock, N. (2005). Enhancing field education through the use of internet-based teaching tools (WebCT). Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference - HERDSA 2005, Sydney: Institute for Teaching and Learning.
  • Scanlan, J., Hancock, N. (2005). WebCT use in cliical education: its impact on the development of lifelong learners. EdHealth Conference 2005, Terrigal: College of Health Sciences.

2003

  • Scanlan, J., Andersen, D. (2003). Relapse Prevention and Self-Management of Illness. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Conference - OT Australia, Queensland, Brisbane.
  • Scanlan, J., Taylor, H. (2003). The Work of Recovery. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Conference - OT Australia, Queensland, Brisbane.

2001

  • Scanlan, J. (2001). A triple tiered approach to suicide prevention: Intervention, Education and Quality Improvement: The Logan-Beaudesert Health Service District Response. Suicide Prevention 2001: A Human Odyssey - 8th Annual Suicide Prevention Australia National Conference, Sydney, Sydney.
  • Scanlan, J. (2001). Recovery Planning - A new Strategy for the Prevention of Relapse. No one is an Island, Wellington, New Zealand.

1998

  • Scanlan, J. (1998). New perspectives, new directions: Occupational Therapy and the Treatment of Consumers with Personality Disorders. OT Australia Queensland State Conference, Brisbane.

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