Dr Margaret McGrath

BSc(Hons)Cur.Occ. MSc. (Rehabilitation Studies) PhD (Occupational Therapy) Post Graduate Diploma (Teaching and Learning in Higher Education)
Senior Lecturer

Member of China Studies Centre

C43J - J Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone + 61 2 9036 7419
Fax + 61 2 9351 9197

Biographical details

Margaret McGrath is a Senior Lectuere in the Discipline of Occupational Therapy with a specialisaiton in age related healthcare. She is interested in occupational performance of older people in home and community settings and is specfically concerned with how older people age in place.
 

Research interests

Ageing in home and community environment
Person envrionment relationships
Obesity in later life
Sexuality and Disability

Teaching and supervision

OCCP2035 Occupational Performance: Home and Family

OCCP 4095/5235 Stroke Rehabilitation

OCCP 5240 Implementing Skills in Occupational Therapy Professional Practice

Current projects

Measuring Health Care Professionals' Knowledge and Attitudes towards addressing sexuality in practice

Sexuality following Stroke

Ageing, Obesity and Occupational Performance

Themes

Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeing

Selected grants

2017

  • Sexuality after stroke: Development and pilot of a novel patient centred intervention; McGrath M, Lever S, McCluskey M, Power E; National Stroke Foundation/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • McGrath, M. (2017). Community engagement in occupational therapy. In Dikaios Sakellariou Nick Pollard (Eds.), Occupational Therapies Without Borders: integrating justice with practice (2nd Edition), (pp. 550-560). United Kingdom: Elsevier.

Journals

  • Du Toit, S., McGrath, M. (2017). A sense of belonging � How connectedness motivates engagement in meaningful activities for people with dementia. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 64(2), 198-199. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Swaffer, K., McGrath, M., Brodaty, H. (2017). Do people with early stage dementia experience Prescribed Disengagement? - A systematic review of qualitative studies. International Psychogeriatrics, Article in press.
  • Collins, G., Breen, C., Walsh, T., McGrath, M. (2016). An exploration of the experience of early supported discharge from the perspective of stroke survivors. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 23(5), 207-214. [More Information]
  • McGrath, M., McGonagle, H. (2016). Exploring 'wicked problems' from an occupational perspective: The case of turf cutting in rural Ireland. Journal of Occupational Science, 23(3), 308-320. [More Information]
  • McGrath, M., Sakellariou, D. (2016). The issue is .. Why has so little progress been made in the practice of occupational therapy in relation to sexuality? The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • McGrath, M., Sakellariou, D. (2016). Why has so little progress been made in the practice of occupational therapy in relation to sexuality? The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • McGrath, M., Taaffe, C., Gallagher, A. (2015). An exploration of knowledge and practice of patient handling among undergraduate occupational therapy students. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(25), 2375-2381. [More Information]
  • McGrath, M., Moldes, I., Fransen, H., Hofstede-Wessels, S., Lilienberg, K. (2014). Community-university partnerships in occupational therapy education: a preliminary exploration of practice in a European context. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36(4), 344-352. [More Information]
  • McGrath, M., Lynch, E. (2014). Occupational Therapists’ Perspectives on addressing sexual concerns of older adults in the context of rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36(8), 651-657. [More Information]
  • McGrath, M., O’Callaghan, C. (2014). Occupational Therapy and Dementia Care: A Survey of Practice in the Republic of Ireland. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 61(2), 92-101. [More Information]
  • Gallagher, A., Gilligan, R., McGrath, M. (2014). The effect of DVD training on the competence of occupational therapy students in manual handling: A pilot study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 21(12), 575-583. [More Information]
  • Mc Menamin, R., McGrath, M., Cantillon, P., Mac Farlane, A. (2014). Training socially responsive healthcare graduates: Is service learning an effective educational approach? Medical Teacher, 36(4), 291-307. [More Information]
  • Hyland, A., McGrath, M. (2013). Sexuality and Occupational Therapy in Ireland - a case of ambivalence? Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(1), 73-80. [More Information]
  • Waldron, A., McGrath, M. (2012). Alcohol Disorders and Older People: A Preliminary exploration of healthcare professionals' knowledge, in Ireland. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 19(6), 352-358. [More Information]
  • Mc Menamin, R., McGrath, M., D’Eath, M. (2010). The Impacts of Service Learning on Irish Healthcare Students, Educators and Communities. Nursing and Health Sciences, 12(4), 499-506. [More Information]

Conferences

  • McGrath, M., Shiel, A., Johansson, K. (2015). Ageing in Place through Occupation: Experiences of older people living in the community in Ireland. 6th Asia Pacific Occupation Therapy Congress.
  • McGrath, M. (2015). Contested Occupations: Occupational Justice and Environmental Sustainability in Post-Industrial Communities. 6th Asia Pacific Occupation Therapy Congress.
  • Fransen, H., McGrath, M. (2015). Exploring innovative practices: community-university partnership in occupational therapy education. 6th Congress of the Mediterranean Society of Comparative Education (MESCE-2012).
  • Boland, J., O’Donovan, D., Kelly, M., McIlrath, L., McGrath, M. (2014). Embedding community engaged learning within medical education: levers, barriers and strategies for sustainability? The Global Community Engaged Medical Education Muster, Australia: Flinders University.
  • McGrath, M., Johansson, K. (2014). Exploring Practices of Ageing in Place in an Irish context. European Network for Housing Research Conference 2014 Beyond Globalisation.
  • McGrath, M., Shiel, A., Johansson, K. (2014). Integration of grounded theory and case study: an example from ageing in place research. 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).
  • McGrath, M., Shiel, A., Johansson, K. (2014). Practices of Ageing in Place: A thematic synthesis of qualitative research. 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).
  • McGrath, M., Boland, J., Kelly, M. (2013). Community engagement in health care: "What would a community engaged College look like?". Galway Alliance of Medical Educators. National University of Ireland, Galway.
  • McGrath, M., McGongagle, H. (2013). Contested Rural Occupations: Occupational justice and environmental sustainability in the Irish countryside. Occupation Awakening to the Everyday.
  • Boland, J., McGrath, M. (2013). Embedding civic engagement in medical education - rationale, process, opportunities and challenge. Irish Network of Medical Educators: Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Gallagher, A., McGrath, M. (2011). Developing multi-media learning resources to enhance occupational therapy practice. European Network of Occupational Therapists in Higher Education 17th Annual Meeting.

2017

  • Du Toit, S., McGrath, M. (2017). A sense of belonging � How connectedness motivates engagement in meaningful activities for people with dementia. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 64(2), 198-199. [More Information]
  • McGrath, M. (2017). Community engagement in occupational therapy. In Dikaios Sakellariou Nick Pollard (Eds.), Occupational Therapies Without Borders: integrating justice with practice (2nd Edition), (pp. 550-560). United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Low, L., Swaffer, K., McGrath, M., Brodaty, H. (2017). Do people with early stage dementia experience Prescribed Disengagement? - A systematic review of qualitative studies. International Psychogeriatrics, Article in press.

2016

  • Collins, G., Breen, C., Walsh, T., McGrath, M. (2016). An exploration of the experience of early supported discharge from the perspective of stroke survivors. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 23(5), 207-214. [More Information]
  • McGrath, M., McGonagle, H. (2016). Exploring 'wicked problems' from an occupational perspective: The case of turf cutting in rural Ireland. Journal of Occupational Science, 23(3), 308-320. [More Information]
  • McGrath, M., Sakellariou, D. (2016). The issue is .. Why has so little progress been made in the practice of occupational therapy in relation to sexuality? The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • McGrath, M., Sakellariou, D. (2016). Why has so little progress been made in the practice of occupational therapy in relation to sexuality? The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(1), 1-5. [More Information]

2015

  • McGrath, M., Shiel, A., Johansson, K. (2015). Ageing in Place through Occupation: Experiences of older people living in the community in Ireland. 6th Asia Pacific Occupation Therapy Congress.
  • McGrath, M., Taaffe, C., Gallagher, A. (2015). An exploration of knowledge and practice of patient handling among undergraduate occupational therapy students. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(25), 2375-2381. [More Information]
  • McGrath, M. (2015). Contested Occupations: Occupational Justice and Environmental Sustainability in Post-Industrial Communities. 6th Asia Pacific Occupation Therapy Congress.
  • Fransen, H., McGrath, M. (2015). Exploring innovative practices: community-university partnership in occupational therapy education. 6th Congress of the Mediterranean Society of Comparative Education (MESCE-2012).

2014

  • McGrath, M., Moldes, I., Fransen, H., Hofstede-Wessels, S., Lilienberg, K. (2014). Community-university partnerships in occupational therapy education: a preliminary exploration of practice in a European context. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36(4), 344-352. [More Information]
  • Boland, J., O’Donovan, D., Kelly, M., McIlrath, L., McGrath, M. (2014). Embedding community engaged learning within medical education: levers, barriers and strategies for sustainability? The Global Community Engaged Medical Education Muster, Australia: Flinders University.
  • McGrath, M., Johansson, K. (2014). Exploring Practices of Ageing in Place in an Irish context. European Network for Housing Research Conference 2014 Beyond Globalisation.
  • McGrath, M., Shiel, A., Johansson, K. (2014). Integration of grounded theory and case study: an example from ageing in place research. 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).
  • McGrath, M., Lynch, E. (2014). Occupational Therapists’ Perspectives on addressing sexual concerns of older adults in the context of rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36(8), 651-657. [More Information]
  • McGrath, M., O’Callaghan, C. (2014). Occupational Therapy and Dementia Care: A Survey of Practice in the Republic of Ireland. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 61(2), 92-101. [More Information]
  • McGrath, M., Shiel, A., Johansson, K. (2014). Practices of Ageing in Place: A thematic synthesis of qualitative research. 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).
  • Gallagher, A., Gilligan, R., McGrath, M. (2014). The effect of DVD training on the competence of occupational therapy students in manual handling: A pilot study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 21(12), 575-583. [More Information]
  • Mc Menamin, R., McGrath, M., Cantillon, P., Mac Farlane, A. (2014). Training socially responsive healthcare graduates: Is service learning an effective educational approach? Medical Teacher, 36(4), 291-307. [More Information]

2013

  • McGrath, M., Boland, J., Kelly, M. (2013). Community engagement in health care: "What would a community engaged College look like?". Galway Alliance of Medical Educators. National University of Ireland, Galway.
  • McGrath, M., McGongagle, H. (2013). Contested Rural Occupations: Occupational justice and environmental sustainability in the Irish countryside. Occupation Awakening to the Everyday.
  • Boland, J., McGrath, M. (2013). Embedding civic engagement in medical education - rationale, process, opportunities and challenge. Irish Network of Medical Educators: Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Hyland, A., McGrath, M. (2013). Sexuality and Occupational Therapy in Ireland - a case of ambivalence? Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(1), 73-80. [More Information]

2012

  • Waldron, A., McGrath, M. (2012). Alcohol Disorders and Older People: A Preliminary exploration of healthcare professionals' knowledge, in Ireland. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 19(6), 352-358. [More Information]

2011

  • Gallagher, A., McGrath, M. (2011). Developing multi-media learning resources to enhance occupational therapy practice. European Network of Occupational Therapists in Higher Education 17th Annual Meeting.

2010

  • Mc Menamin, R., McGrath, M., D’Eath, M. (2010). The Impacts of Service Learning on Irish Healthcare Students, Educators and Communities. Nursing and Health Sciences, 12(4), 499-506. [More Information]

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