GU Ref No: 2020/998

Who is conducting the research 
Dr. Tenelle Hodson 
Lecturer, Discipline of Occupational Therapy 
School of Allied Health Sciences 
T: (07) 3735 6016 
Dr. Amelia Di Tommaso 
Lecturer, Discipline of Occupational Therapy 
School of Allied Health Sciences 
T: (07) 5552 8310 
Ms Roseanna Seville  
Honours Student, Discipline of Occupational Therapy 
School of Allied Health Sciences 

Why is the research being conducted? 
This study aims to understand the perspectives of occupational therapists working in Australia around environmental sustainability and how it relates to occupational therapy. The aim of the study is to gain an understanding of perceived professional and personal knowledge, attitudes and skills of practising occupational therapists in Australia, to contribute to global knowledge that may shape occupational therapy practice and education in the future. This study is being conducted by Roseanna Seville as part of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) program, under the supervision of Dr. Tenelle Hodson and Dr. Amelia Di Tommaso. 
What you will be asked to do 
Your participation will involve completing a survey reflecting on your occupational therapy practice. The questions will explore your perceived knowledge, attitudes and skills relating to environmental sustainability, both in your professional and personal life. 
The basis by which participants will be selected or screened 
Participants are to be occupational therapists practising clinically in Australia, registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). 
The expected benefits of the research 
There are no direct benefits for participants of this study. However, it is anticipated that the outcomes of this research may support development of occupational therapy practice and education as it relates to environmental sustainability. 

Risks to you 
This study does not have any risks anticipated beyond those of everyday life. It is possible that some participants may experience discomfort when reflecting on their professional practice. You are free to withdraw from the study at any time and are encouraged to seek support from your usual support network or contact a general practitioner, if necessary. Furthermore, you may wish to contact Beyond Blue (Ph:1300 22 4636) or Lifeline (Ph:13 11 14) if any emotional discomfort you experience is ongoing.