Dr Jodie Copley

Senior Lecturer in Occ Therapy

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Senior Lecturer

UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
+61 7 336 53011


Research Interests

  • Upper limb neurorehabilitation
    Clinical reasoning and decision making for upper limb interventions, use of splinting and casting within a clinical reasoning model, client-centred and occupation-focussed outcomes, development of professional expertise
  • Clinical reasoning in occupational therapy
    Use of multiple information types and sources to make clinical decisions when working with children and families, and people with upper limb neurorehabilitation needs; teaching and learning of clinical reasoning to students, use of clinical reasoning tools for students and practitioners
  • Clinical and professional education of occupational therapy students
    Inter-professional education, professionalism, clinical reasoning, models of clinical placement


  • Doctor of Philsophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Copley, Jodie, Bennett, Sally and Turpin, Merrill (2010). Decision Making for Occupation-centred Practice with Children. In Sylvia Rodger (Ed.), Occupation-centred practice with children: A practical guide for occupational therapists (pp. 320-341) Oxford, UK: Wiley - Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781444319699.ch15

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Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision