Associate Professor Louise Gustafsson

Assoc Prof in Occupational Therapy

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
l.gustafsson@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52926

Overview

Occupational Therapy and Stroke Rehabilitation

Dr Gustafsson has an established research priority in the area of occupational therapy and acquired brain injury. The focus of past and current research projects includes the assessment and management of the hemiplegic upper limb, transition to home from hospital after acquired brain injury, improving participation after acquired brain injury and improving outcomes after driving cessation.

Dr Gustafsson has completed a NHMRC project grant investigating the effectiveness of a group program for older adults facing driving cessation and multiple smaller competitive grants in the area of stroke rehabilitation and recovery. She currently supervises 7 postgraduate research students and 9 undergraduate research students. She is the co leader of the Acquired Brain Injury and the driving cessation research groups within the Division of Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland. She is also a member of the Emerging Researchers in Ageing and the Ageing Mind Initiative at the University of Queensland.

Dr Gustafsson was the OT Expert on the National Stroke Foundation working party for the development of the Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery in 2005 and 2010 and is the Occupational Therapy Australia Limited representative on the Australian Stroke Coalition.

Dr Gustafsson is on the editorial board for the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal and expert reviewer for this and other international journals.

Qualifications

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

Publications

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

  • National Stroke Foundation, Boddice, Geoff, Brauer, Sandy, Gustafsson, Louise, Kenardy, Justin and Hoffmann, Tammy (2010) Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010 Melbourne, Australia: National Stroke Foundation

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Hodson, T., Gustafsson, L., Cornwell, P. and Love, A. (2016). Services for people with mild stroke following acute-hospital discharge: a scoping review. In: SMART STROKES 2016 Conference, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (5-6). 25–26 August 2016. doi:10.1177/1747493016661644

  • Gustafsson, L., Bower, K., Marshall, K., Slaughter, A., Walter, A., Cavaye, J., Patterson, E. and Hoyle, M. (2015). Fact or fiction? Compression management for post-stroke edema of the upper limb. In: Special Issue: The European Stroke Organisation - Annual Conference. The European Stroke Organisation - Annual Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, (175-175). 17-19 April 2015. doi:10.1111/ijs.12479

  • Liddle, J., Ireland, D., Gustafsson, L., Kang, K., Reppermund, S., McBride, S.J., Lamont, R., Harrison, F, Brauer, S., Pachana, N., Sachdev, P. and Brodaty, H. (2015). Lifespace and people with dementia: what are the in home and community mobility issues for people with dementia? can technology help us to understand?. In: National Dementia Research and Knowledge Translation Forum 2015, Sydney, QLD, Australia, (). 7-8 September 2015.

  • Liddle, Jacki, Lamont, Robyn, Knuepffer, Christina, Ireland, David, McBride, Simon, Vogel, Adam, Gustafsson, Louise, Theodoros, Deborah, Brauer, Sandy, Chenery, Helen and Silburn, Peter (2015). Monitoring the impact of Parkinson's disease using smartphones. In: Parkinson’s Australia National Conference, Adelaide, SA Australia, (). 27-29 May 2015.

  • Springfield, Elizabeth Anne, Rodger, Sylvia A. and Gustafsson, L. (2015). Threshold concepts and authentic assessment: Facilitating student learning within the child and youth occupational therapy curriculum. In: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Special Edition: Occupational Therapy Australia, 26th National Conference and Exhibition,. Occupational Therapy Australia, 26th National Conference and Exhibition,, Melbourne, Australia, (44-44). 1-3 July 2015. doi:10.1111/1440-1630.12060/epdf

  • Cooke, D., Gustafsson, L., Hinchliffe, F., Eagles, R. and Wilkinson, S. (2015). Understanding evidence-based behavior change interventions to improve evidence-based clinical practice. In: Special Issue: Stroke 2015, Combined 26th ASM of the Stroke Society of Australasia and 11th Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference SMART STROKES. SMART STROKES 2015 Conference, Melbourne, VIC Australia, (9-9). 2-4 September 2015. doi:10.1111/ijs.12584

  • Cooke, D., Gustafsson, L., Hinchliffe, F., Eagles, R. and Wilkinson, S. (2015). What do our patients expect after hours?. In: Special Issue: Stroke 2015, Combined 26th ASM of the Stroke Society of Australasia and 11th Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference SMART STROKES. SMART STROKES 2015 Conference, Melbourne, VIC Australia, (58-58). 2-4 September 2015. doi:10.1111/ijs.12585

  • Gustafsson, L., Cornwell, P., Kuys, S. and Fleming, J. (2015). What is the role of the home environment during rehabilitation? The experience of STRENGTH (Stroke Rehabilitation Enhancing and Guiding Transition Home). In: Special Issue: The European Stroke Organisation - Annual Conference. The European Stroke Organisation - Annual Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, (175-175). 17-19 April 2015. doi:10.1111/ijs.12479

  • Springfield, Elizabeth Anne, Gustafsson, Louise and Rodger, Sylvia A. (2015). What students bring: Learning style, motivation, and self-efficacy and their implications for learning and curriculum design. In: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Special Edition: Occupational Therapy Australia, 26th National Conference and Exhibition,. Occupational Therapy Australia, 26th National Conference and Exhibition,, Melbourne, Australia, (99-99). 1-3 July, 2015. doi:10.1111/1440-1630.12212_1

  • Liddle, J., Ireland, D., Brauer, S. G., Lamont, R. M., McBride, S., Karunanithi, M., Ding, H., Gustafsson, L., Silburn, P. A. and Chenery, H. J. (2014). Community life with Parkinson's disease: Developing lifespace-movement and lifespace-quality of life maps to understand participation and outcomes. In: Movement Disorders. 18th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Stockholm Sweden, (S163-S164). Jun 08-12, 2014.

  • Liu, Xinyu, Gustafsson, Louise, Aplin, Tammy and Liddle, Jacki (2014). Drawing on their wisdom: the experiences of peer leaders in a driving cessation program. In: WFOT: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Program. WFOT 2014: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama, Japan, (148-148). 18-21 June, 2014.

  • Hodson, T., Aplin, T. and Gustafsson, L. (2014). The experience of the dimensions of home after discharge from hospital rehabilitation. In: Special Issue: SMART STROKES 2014 Conference. SMART STROKES 2014 Conference, Sydney, NSW Australia, (19-19). 28-29 August 2014. doi:10.1111/ijs.12334

  • Gustafsson, Louise, Liddle, Jacki, Liang, Phyllis, Hoyle, Melanie and Aplin, Tammy (2014). The impact of UQDRIVE groups for older people on personal transport and lifestyle issues after driving cessation. In: WFOT: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Program. WFOT 2014: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama, Japan, (146-146). 18-21 June, 2014.

  • McColl, S., Gustafsson, L., Hoyle, M. and Fleming, J. (2014). The influence of life stage on the transition experience of carers: Implications for rehabilitation. In: Special Issue: SMART STROKES 2014 Conference. SMART STROKES 2014 Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (33-33). 28-29 August 2014. doi:10.1111/ijs.12334_2

  • Cooke, D., Gustafsson, L., Hinchilffe, F. and Eagles, R. (2014). Translating evidence into practice - How does this happen?. In: Special Issue: SMART STROKES 2014 Conference. SMART STROKES 2014 Conference, Sydney, NSW Australia, (33-33). 28-29 August 2014. doi:10.1111/ijs.12334_2

  • Aplin, Tammy, Gustafsson, Louise, Chien, Chi-Wen and de Jonge, Desleigh (2014). Understanding and measuring the home environment for home modification practice: developing the Dimensions of Home Measure (DOHM). In: WFOT: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Program. WFOT 2014: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Conference, Yokohama, Japan, (85-85). 18-21 June, 2014.

  • Gustafsson, L., De Jonge, D., Hoyle, M., Naude, N., Lai, Y. and Muuse, J. (2013). Developing the Australian activity card sort (young adults) for stroke research and clinical practice. In: SMART STROKES 2013 CONFERENCE. Risk, Recovery & Reorganisation 9th Australasian Nursing & Allied Health Stroke Conference. Risk, Recovery & Reorganisation 9th Australasian Nursing & Allied Health Stroke Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (23-24). 22-23 August 2013. doi:10.1111/ijs.12172

  • Aplin, Tammy, Gustafsson, Louise, Jonge, Desleighde and Chien, Chi-Wen (2013). Development and construct validity of the Dimensions of Home Measure. In: Special Issue: Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition. Proceedings. Occupational Therapy Australia 25th National Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (72-72). 24-26 July, 2013. doi:10.1111/1440-1630.12061

  • Aplin, Tammy, Gustafsson, Louise, Chien, Chi-Wen and de Jonge, Desleigh (2012). Construct validity of the Dimensions of Home Measure. In: Occupational Therapy Australia Queensland 2012 9th State Conference, Cairns, QLD, Australia, (10-10). 13-15 September, 2012.

  • Gustafsson, L., Walter, A., Bower, K., Slaughter, A. and Hoyle, M. (2012). Evaluating compression bandaging for the hemiplegic upper limb. In: Abstracts of STROKE 2012 CONFERENCE. STROKE 2012 CONFERENCE - A combined event of the Stroke Society of Australasia 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting and the 8th Smart Strokes Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (66-66). 29-31 August 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1747-4930.2012.00907.x

  • Gustafsson, L., Liddle, J., Pachana, N. A., McKenna, K., Mitchell, G. and Haynes, M. (2009). Improving outcomes of driving cessation for older people. In: Ricardo Nitrini, Dementia & Neuropsychologia. Abstracts of the IPA 2009 International Meeting (IPA Rio). IPA 2009 International Meeting: Brain Aging and Quality of Life, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (166-167). 4-7 May 2009.

  • Gustafsson, L., Haynes, M., Liddle, J., Mitchell, G. and Pachana, N. A. (2009). Improving outcomes of driving cessation for older people: Early results from a RCT of the UQDrive groups. In: The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging.. XIXth World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, France, (680-680). 5-9 July, 2009.

  • Gustafsson, L. A., McKenna, K. T. and Murison, R. (2002). Evaluation of a management program for hemiplegic shoulder pain: Six-month follow-up results. In: 13th World Congress of Occupational Therapists. , Stockholm, Sweden, (). June 23-28, 2002.

  • Gustafsson, L. A. and McKenna, K. T. (2002). Occupational therapy for hemiplegic shoulder pain: Evaluation of an inpatient management program. In: Occupational Therapy. More than you can imagine. OT Australia: QLD 7th State Conference, Townsville, QLD, (). 20-21 September 2002.

  • Gustafsson, L. A., McKenna, K. T. and Wachter, C. (2001). Effectiveness of a management programme for hemiplegic shoulder pain. In: OT21 Continuing Professional Excellence. OT Australia 21st National Conference, Sheraton, Brisbane, (70-71). 1-4 April, 2001.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision