Dr Kim Bulkeley

​BAppSc OT (CUMB)
Scholarly Teaching Fellow

C43J - J Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9034

Biographical details

​Kim is an occupational therapist with over 25 years experience in the community disability sector in front line, management, policy and research roles.

Kim has a continuing position with the Occupational Therapy Discipline at the Faculty of Health Sciences in a teaching and research role. Kim is passionate about her research work with remote communities in north western NSW increasing access to allied health services through action research methods.

Kim completed her PhD in 2017, investigating a family centred intervention for young children with autism and has published this work in peer reviewed journals and a book chapter.

Kim is committed to developing and supporting future generations of occupational therapists through authentic learning and involvement of students in professional networks and activities beyond their units of study.

Research interests

  • Disability/NDIS
  • Autism
  • Rural and remote allied health services
  • Aboriginal allied health services

Teaching and supervision

Kim teaches an Intellectual Disability elective to final year occupational therapy students; School occupations unit to final year MOT students; and Evaluation in Professional Practice to completing undergraduate Occupational Therapy students.

Current projects

1. Quinine Aboriginal allied health assistant project in partnership with Western NSW LHD, the NSW ministry of Health and the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. Due for completion in June 2019

2. Allied health assistants in the Tasmanian NDIS sector - commissioned research with National Disability Services (NDS). Completed in September 2018

3. Allied health student placements in the NSW early childhood intervention sector - commissioned research with Early Childhood Intervention Australia - NSW Chapter. Due for completion in June 2019

4. ARC Indigenous Discovery Grant - Retention of the Aboriginal health and disability workforce. Commencing in April 2019 for three years

5. ARC Indigenous Discover Grant - Planning for a better life under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Commencing in April 2019 for three years.

Awards and honours

Most Innovative Paper Award - I co-authored a paper for the National Virtual Disability Conference March 2018 entitled: Tele-practice for quality NDIS allied health services: evidence informing innovation, This paper received the “Most Innovative Paper Award” recognising the cutting edge nature of the work we are undertaking in partnership with the disability sector on telepractice.

Themes

Disability and Mental Health

Selected grants

2019

  • Planning for a better life under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS); Gilroy J, Lincoln M, Jensen H, Bulkeley K, Gibson C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Indigenous (IN).
  • Retention of the Aboriginal health and disability workforce; Gilroy J, Lincoln M, Gwynn J, Bulkeley K, Rambaldini B, Gwynne K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Indigenous (IN).

2016

  • Connecting Rural Children to Early Intervention: A Trial of Telepractice for Disability Service Provision; Hines M, Lincoln M, Bulkeley K; AuDA Foundation/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Hines, M., Bulkeley, K., Dudley, S., Cameron, S., Lincoln, M. (2019). Delivering Quality Allied Health Services to Children with Complex Disability via Telepractice: Lessons Learned from Four Case Studies. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Published online: 16 February 2019. [More Information]
  • Gallego, G., Dew, A., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Bulkeley, K., Brentnall, J., Veitch, C. (2018). Carers' preferences for the delivery of therapy services for people with disability in rural Australia: Evidence from a discrete choice experiment. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 62(5), 371-381. [More Information]
  • Gallego, G., Dew, A., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Chedid, R., Bulkeley, K., Brentnall, J., Veitch, C. (2017). Access to therapy services for people with disability in rural Australia: A carers' perspective. Health and Social Care in the Community, 25(3), 1000-1010. [More Information]
  • Bulkeley, K., Bundy, A., Roberts, J., Einfeld, S. (2016). Family-Centered Management of Sensory Challenges of Children With Autism: Single-Case Experimental Design. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(5), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Gallego, G., Chedid, R., Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Brentnall, J., Veitch, C. (2016). Private practice disability therapy workforce in rural New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Allied Health, 45(3), 225-229.
  • Dew, A., Barton, R., Ragen, J., Bulkeley, K., Iljadica, A., Chedid, R., Brentnall, J., Bundy, A., Lincoln, M., Gallego, G., Veitch, C. (2016). The development of a framework for high-quality, sustainable and accessible rural private therapy under the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38(25), 2491-2503. [More Information]
  • Gallego, G., Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Veitch, C., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Brentnall, J. (2015). Factors affecting retention of allied health professionals working with people with disability in rural New South Wales, Australia: Discrete choice experiment questionnaire development. Human Resources for Health, 13(22), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Gallego, G., Dew, A., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Chedid, R., Bulkeley, K., Brentnall, J., Veitch, C. (2015). Should I stay or should I go? Exploring the job preferences of allied health professionals working with people with disability in rural Australia. Human Resources for Health, 13(53), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Gallego, G., Chedid, R., Dew, A., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Veitch, C., Bulkeley, K., Brentnall, J. (2015). Who are they and what do they do? Profile of allied health professionals working with people with disabilities in rural and remote New South Wales. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 23(4), 227-234. [More Information]
  • Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Veitch, C., Bundy, A., Lincoln, M., Glenn, H., Gallego, G., Brentnall, J. (2014). Local therapy facilitators working with children with developmental delay in rural and remote areas of western New South Wales, Australia: the 'Outback' service delivery model. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 49(3), 309-328. [More Information]
  • Dew, A., Gallego, G., Bulkeley, K., Veitch, C., Brentnall, J., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Griffiths, S. (2014). Policy Development and Implementation for Disability Services in Rural New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 11(3), 200-209. [More Information]
  • Lincoln, M., Gallego, G., Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Veitch, C., Bundy, A., Brentnall, J., Chedid, R., Griffiths, S. (2014). Recruitment and retention of allied health professionals in the disability sector in rural and remote New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 39(1), 86-97. [More Information]
  • Dew, A., Happ, V., Bulkeley, K., Bundy, A., Lincoln, M., Gallego, G., Brentnall, J., Veitch, C. (2014). Rural Carers of People with Disabilities: Making Choices to Move or to Stay. Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 1(1), 60-70. [More Information]
  • Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Veitch, C., Bundy, A., Gallego, G., Lincoln, M., Brentnall, J., Griffiths, S. (2013). Addressing the barriers to accessing therapy services in rural and remote areas. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(18), 1564-1570. [More Information]
  • Bulkeley, K., Bundy, A., Roberts, J., Einfeld, S. (2013). ASD intervention research in real world contexts: Refining single case designs. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 1257-1264. [More Information]
  • Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Veitch, C., Bundy, A., Lincoln, M., Brentnall, J., Gallego, G., Griffiths, S. (2013). Carer and service providers' experiences of individual funding models for children with a disability in rural and remote areas. Health and Social Care in the Community, 21(4), 432-441. [More Information]
  • Bundy, A., Bulkeley, K., Chapparo, C., Collier, L., Hacker, C., Jereb, D., Saunderson, E., Thomas, S., Wakefield, S., Williamson, T. (2013). Response from Bundy et al. to Sensory interventions for children: Where does our profession stand? Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60(3), 221-222. [More Information]
  • Veitch, C., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Gallego, G., Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Brentnall, J., Griffiths, S. (2012). Integrating evidence into policy and sustainable disability services delivery in western New South Wales, Australia: the 'wobbly hub and double spokes' project. BMC Health Services Research, 12(70), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Veitch, C., Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Gallego, G., Griffiths, S. (2012). Issues affecting therapist workforce and service delivery in the disability sector in rural and remote New South Wales, Australia: perspectives of policymakers, managers and senior therapists. Rural and Remote Health, 12(2), 1-12.
  • Dew, A., Veitch, C., Lincoln, M., Brentnall, J., Bulkeley, K., Gallego, G., Bundy, A., Griffiths, S. (2012). The Need for New Models for Delivery of Therapy Intervention to People with a Disability in Rural and Remote Areas of Australia. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 37(1), 50-53. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Hines, M., Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Veitch, C., Bundy, A., Gallego, G., Lincoln, M., Brentnall, J. (2014). Therapy service delivery for people with cerebral palsy in rural and remote Australia: is it as good as it's going to get? 7th Biennial Conference for the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.
  • Dew, A., Veitch, C., Bulkeley, K., Gallego, G., Bundy, A., Lincoln, M., Brentnall, J., Madden, R., Griffiths, S. (2011). Addressing the barriers: People with a disability accessing mainstream and specific services in rural and remote areas. Proceedings of The World Report on Disability Symposium, Faculty of Health Sciences Sydney: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney.
  • Veitch, C., Gallego, G., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Dew, A., Bulkeley, K. (2011). Integrating evidence into policy and sustainable service delivery: The 'wobbly hub and double spokes' project. 7th Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Sydney: Sydney University. [More Information]
  • Bulkeley, K. (2011). Recruiting and retaining therapists: Working in disability services in regional areas. Rural Health Research Colloquium 2011, Faculty of Health Sydney: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney.
  • Bulkeley, K., Irvine, K. (2011). Therapy Assistants: Building capacity in rural and remote therapy services. 24th Annual ECIA NSW conference 2011, Sydney: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney.
  • Bulkeley, K., Bundy, A., Roberts, J. (2006). Adapting a Visual Analogue Scale to monitor children's behaviour. Fifth Research Conference 2006. University of Sydney.

2019

  • Hines, M., Bulkeley, K., Dudley, S., Cameron, S., Lincoln, M. (2019). Delivering Quality Allied Health Services to Children with Complex Disability via Telepractice: Lessons Learned from Four Case Studies. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Published online: 16 February 2019. [More Information]

2018

  • Gallego, G., Dew, A., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Bulkeley, K., Brentnall, J., Veitch, C. (2018). Carers' preferences for the delivery of therapy services for people with disability in rural Australia: Evidence from a discrete choice experiment. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 62(5), 371-381. [More Information]

2017

  • Gallego, G., Dew, A., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Chedid, R., Bulkeley, K., Brentnall, J., Veitch, C. (2017). Access to therapy services for people with disability in rural Australia: A carers' perspective. Health and Social Care in the Community, 25(3), 1000-1010. [More Information]

2016

  • Bulkeley, K., Bundy, A., Roberts, J., Einfeld, S. (2016). Family-Centered Management of Sensory Challenges of Children With Autism: Single-Case Experimental Design. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(5), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Gallego, G., Chedid, R., Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Brentnall, J., Veitch, C. (2016). Private practice disability therapy workforce in rural New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Allied Health, 45(3), 225-229.
  • Dew, A., Barton, R., Ragen, J., Bulkeley, K., Iljadica, A., Chedid, R., Brentnall, J., Bundy, A., Lincoln, M., Gallego, G., Veitch, C. (2016). The development of a framework for high-quality, sustainable and accessible rural private therapy under the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38(25), 2491-2503. [More Information]

2015

  • Gallego, G., Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Veitch, C., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Brentnall, J. (2015). Factors affecting retention of allied health professionals working with people with disability in rural New South Wales, Australia: Discrete choice experiment questionnaire development. Human Resources for Health, 13(22), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Gallego, G., Dew, A., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Chedid, R., Bulkeley, K., Brentnall, J., Veitch, C. (2015). Should I stay or should I go? Exploring the job preferences of allied health professionals working with people with disability in rural Australia. Human Resources for Health, 13(53), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Gallego, G., Chedid, R., Dew, A., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Veitch, C., Bulkeley, K., Brentnall, J. (2015). Who are they and what do they do? Profile of allied health professionals working with people with disabilities in rural and remote New South Wales. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 23(4), 227-234. [More Information]

2014

  • Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Veitch, C., Bundy, A., Lincoln, M., Glenn, H., Gallego, G., Brentnall, J. (2014). Local therapy facilitators working with children with developmental delay in rural and remote areas of western New South Wales, Australia: the 'Outback' service delivery model. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 49(3), 309-328. [More Information]
  • Dew, A., Gallego, G., Bulkeley, K., Veitch, C., Brentnall, J., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Griffiths, S. (2014). Policy Development and Implementation for Disability Services in Rural New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 11(3), 200-209. [More Information]
  • Lincoln, M., Gallego, G., Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Veitch, C., Bundy, A., Brentnall, J., Chedid, R., Griffiths, S. (2014). Recruitment and retention of allied health professionals in the disability sector in rural and remote New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 39(1), 86-97. [More Information]
  • Dew, A., Happ, V., Bulkeley, K., Bundy, A., Lincoln, M., Gallego, G., Brentnall, J., Veitch, C. (2014). Rural Carers of People with Disabilities: Making Choices to Move or to Stay. Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 1(1), 60-70. [More Information]
  • Hines, M., Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Veitch, C., Bundy, A., Gallego, G., Lincoln, M., Brentnall, J. (2014). Therapy service delivery for people with cerebral palsy in rural and remote Australia: is it as good as it's going to get? 7th Biennial Conference for the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

2013

  • Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Veitch, C., Bundy, A., Gallego, G., Lincoln, M., Brentnall, J., Griffiths, S. (2013). Addressing the barriers to accessing therapy services in rural and remote areas. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(18), 1564-1570. [More Information]
  • Bulkeley, K., Bundy, A., Roberts, J., Einfeld, S. (2013). ASD intervention research in real world contexts: Refining single case designs. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 1257-1264. [More Information]
  • Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Veitch, C., Bundy, A., Lincoln, M., Brentnall, J., Gallego, G., Griffiths, S. (2013). Carer and service providers' experiences of individual funding models for children with a disability in rural and remote areas. Health and Social Care in the Community, 21(4), 432-441. [More Information]
  • Bundy, A., Bulkeley, K., Chapparo, C., Collier, L., Hacker, C., Jereb, D., Saunderson, E., Thomas, S., Wakefield, S., Williamson, T. (2013). Response from Bundy et al. to Sensory interventions for children: Where does our profession stand? Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60(3), 221-222. [More Information]

2012

  • Veitch, C., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Gallego, G., Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Brentnall, J., Griffiths, S. (2012). Integrating evidence into policy and sustainable disability services delivery in western New South Wales, Australia: the 'wobbly hub and double spokes' project. BMC Health Services Research, 12(70), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Veitch, C., Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Gallego, G., Griffiths, S. (2012). Issues affecting therapist workforce and service delivery in the disability sector in rural and remote New South Wales, Australia: perspectives of policymakers, managers and senior therapists. Rural and Remote Health, 12(2), 1-12.
  • Dew, A., Veitch, C., Lincoln, M., Brentnall, J., Bulkeley, K., Gallego, G., Bundy, A., Griffiths, S. (2012). The Need for New Models for Delivery of Therapy Intervention to People with a Disability in Rural and Remote Areas of Australia. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 37(1), 50-53. [More Information]

2011

  • Dew, A., Veitch, C., Bulkeley, K., Gallego, G., Bundy, A., Lincoln, M., Brentnall, J., Madden, R., Griffiths, S. (2011). Addressing the barriers: People with a disability accessing mainstream and specific services in rural and remote areas. Proceedings of The World Report on Disability Symposium, Faculty of Health Sciences Sydney: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney.
  • Veitch, C., Gallego, G., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Dew, A., Bulkeley, K. (2011). Integrating evidence into policy and sustainable service delivery: The 'wobbly hub and double spokes' project. 7th Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Sydney: Sydney University. [More Information]
  • Bulkeley, K. (2011). Recruiting and retaining therapists: Working in disability services in regional areas. Rural Health Research Colloquium 2011, Faculty of Health Sydney: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney.
  • Bulkeley, K., Irvine, K. (2011). Therapy Assistants: Building capacity in rural and remote therapy services. 24th Annual ECIA NSW conference 2011, Sydney: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney.

2006

  • Bulkeley, K., Bundy, A., Roberts, J. (2006). Adapting a Visual Analogue Scale to monitor children's behaviour. Fifth Research Conference 2006. University of Sydney.

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