Participation in Everyday Life is comprised of researchers from a number of disciplines, including occupational therapy, psychology, sociology and orthoptics. They are involved in a wide range of research tied together by the common theme of promoting participation in everyday life – particularly for children and adults with disability.

A sample of the research being conducted by the group includes:

  • Increasing activity in children through play
  • Assessing fitness to drive
  • Defining recovery from mental illness
  • Measuring quality of life in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Motivation for stereotyped and repetitive behaviours in children with autism and intellectual disability
  • The effects of meaningful activity on unemployed youth
  • Measuring quality discretionary time
  • Reframing healthy risk taking
  • Dealing with everyday problem behaviours of children with autism