Mrs Tomomi McAuliffe

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
t.mcauliffe@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52084

Overview

Tomomi has worked in mental health practice, before changing the direction of her career to the tertiary education sector. As she worked with people who were mothers in clinical context, she became interested in the power of mothering role and occupation. This interest has led her to start her PhD study to investigate the family routine management and its everyday impact on mothers of children with autism. Other aspects of her research interests are single parenthood as well as rural and remote practice. With her PhD, she compared the experiences of mothers of children with autism using their household status (i.e., single versus couple) as well as region of residence (i.e., major city versus regional areas) to highlight the similarities and differences between these groups. She has presented her research both at national and international conferences.

Research Interests

  • Family routines
    Time-use of families of children with a disability; use of family routines in clinical practice; family routines management
  • Regional and remote practice
    Accessibility of services in regional and remote areas, in particular among families of children with a disability; impact on service delivery
  • Health and wellbeing of mothers of children with a disability
    Mothers of children with autism; supporting and promoting health and wellbeing of mothers; co-designing supportive programs; advocating the needs of mothers; mothering occupation and roles; sinle mothers
  • Families of children with a disability
    Family centred practice; family support; families of children with autism; family health and wellbeing

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (HONS), James Cook University

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