Associate Professor Louise Farnworth

Name: Louise Farnworth

Researcher Profile

Qualification:

BAppSci (OT, Grad Dip Criminology, MA, PhD, AccOT

Title in Occupational Therapy Department: Head of Department
Phone number: 99044464
Email: louise.farnworth@monash.edu

Other Positions: Lead for the international research programme in occupation and mental health in forensic services - Research Centre for Occupation and Mental health, York St John University, UK

Research Interests:

Forensic occupational therapy, occupation and health, Occupational Therapy education, time use research methodologies

Recent Publications

Peer reviewed journals:

O’Connell, M., Farnworth, L. & Hansen, E. (in press). Time Use in Forensic Psychiatry: A Naturalistic Inquiry Into Two Forensic Patients in Australia, International Journal of Forensic Mental Health
Farnworth, L., Rodger, S., Curtin, M., Brown, T. & Gilbert-Hunt, S. (in press). Occupational therapy entry-level education in Australia: Which path(s) to take? Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Farnworth, L. & Muñoz, J. (2009).An occupational perspective for institutional practices, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 32(3), 578-584.
Aroni, R., Beringer, K., Bernard, H., Bernath, V., Cameron, P., Cant, R., Dickson, F., Farnworth, L., Forbes, K., Green, S. et al. (2008). Literature review regarding patient engagement in safety and initiatives. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
O’Connell, M. & Farnworth, L. (2007). Occupational therapy in forensic psychiatry: A review of the literature and a call for a united and international response. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(5), 184-191.
Fortune, T., Farnworth, L. & McKinstry, C. (2006). Project –focussed fieldwork: Core business or fieldwork fillers? Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 53(3), 233-236
Brown, T., Farnworth, L. Allen, R. & Kirke, P. (2006). The effectiveness of interprofessional education in the health sciences: Implications for occupational therapy education. Asian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 5, 11-27.
Winkler, D. Farnworth, L. & Sloan, S. (2006). The characteristics and occupational participation of people under 60 years with high clinical needs placed in residential aged care facilities. Australian Health Review, 30(1), 100-108
Farnworth, L. (2005). Evidence-based practice: whose outcomes are they? Proceeding of the Victorian Brain Injury Recovery Association Conference, Frontiers of Clinical Practice: Environments for recovery, 16th September, VBIRA, 3-11
Farnworth, L., Nikitin, L. & Fossey, E. (2004). Being in a secure forensic psychiatry unit: Every day’s the same, killing time or making the most of it. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(10), 430-438
Courtney, M. & Farnworth, L. (2003). Professional competence for private practitioners in occupational therapy. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 50(4), 234-243
Farnworth, L. (2003). 2003 Sylvia Docker Lecture: Time use, tempo and temporality: Occupational therapy’s core business or someone else’s business? Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 50, 116-126
Ratcliff, E, Farnworth, L. & Lentin, P. (2002). Journey to wholeness: The experience of engaging in physical occupation of women survivors of childhood abuse. Journal of Occupational Science, 9(2), 65-71
Farnworth, L. (2000). Time use and leisure interests of young offenders. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 54, 315-325

Book chapters:

Farnworth, L. & Rebecca Allen, R. (2008). Occupational therapy: working with individuals, groups and communities to enable occupation. In E. Willis, L. Reynolds and H. Keleher, (Eds). Understanding the Australian Health Care System, (p. 233-242), Elsevier: Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW
Farnworth, L. (2004). Time use and disability, In M. Molineux (ed.) (p. 46-65), Occupation for occupational therapists, Oxford: Blackwell Science.
Farnworth, L. (2003). Time use and leisure interests of young offenders. In C. Brasic Royeen (Ed.). Pediatric issues in occupational therapy: A compendium of leading scholarship. (p. 360-375). Baltimore: AOTA Press.

Recent Conference Presentations

Farnworth, L., Callaway, L., Barclay, L. & McDonald, R. (2010). Time use of adults with spinal cord injury in Victoria, Australia, Paper presented at the 14th World Federation of Occupational Therapist Congress, Santiago, Chile.
Farnworth, L. (2009). The Impact of Correctional Environments on Occupational Patterns that Influence Health: An Occupational Justice Perspective in the panel on Occupational Justice: Intersections with medical Anthropology/Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy/Disability Studies. Society for Medical Anthropology conference, Yale University, New Haven, US.
McParland, R., Ashley, D. & Farnworth, L. (2009). The impact of functional living skills upon successful community integration for seriously mentally ill offenders. Paper presented at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Edinburgh.
Davidson-Blue, M. & Chidzey, L. & Farnworth, L. (2009). Working with women with a Personality Disorder across different Forensic Environments – An Occupational Therapy Perspective, Paper presented at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Edinburgh.
Walker, A., Farnworth, L. & Lapinski, S. (2009). Community day leaves and its contribution to successful community re-entry. Paper presented at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Edinburgh.
Farnworth, L. & Allen R. (18th June, 2009). Occupation Based Practices: Enabling Individuals, Groups & Communities, Seminar for Department of Surgery, Medical Faculty UKMMC Malaysia.
Farnworth, L. (2009), Academic accreditation, The 2nd Saudi Conference for Health Education & Training, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh
Farnworth , L. (2009). Accreditation of Allied Health Education, The 2nd Saudi Conference for Health Education & Training, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh.
Farnworth, L. (2009), Occupational Therapy Curriculum Review, The 2nd Saudi Conference for Health Education & Training, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh
Farnworth, L. (2009). Training of Occupational Therapists, The 2nd Saudi Conference for Health Education & Training, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh
Dr Ibrahim Al Alwan, Prof M. Magzoub, & Farnworth, L. (2009). Panel Discussion: Innovation in teaching and learning. The 2nd Saudi Conference for Health Education & Training, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh
Farnworth, L. & Gamble, D.(2008). New approaches to address rapid weight gain and obesity of patients within a forensic hospital. International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services 8th Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria.
Farnworth, L. & McParland, R.(2008). Assessment of functional living skills in forensic settings: What works? International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services 8th Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria.
Farnworth, L. (2007). Keynote Address – A call for a united and international response for occupational therapy in forensic psychiatry, 8th Annual National Forensic Occupational Therapy Conference: Sharing best practice in Forensic occupational therapy, Sheffield.
Farnworth, L. (2005). Evidence-based practice: whose outcomes are they? Keynote presentation at the Victorian Brain Injury Recovery Association, Frontiers of Clinical Practice: Environments for recovery, Melbourne
Farnworth, L. & Gamble, D.( 2007). Why am I so overweight? The lived experience of patients within a forensic hospital with medication induced obesity. International association of Forensic Mental Health Services 7th Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada
Farnworth, L. & Cummins, M. (2007). Correctional officers and prisoner perceptions of the occupational function of the prisoner with mental health issues –, International association of Forensic Mental Health Services 7th Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada
Farnworth, L. & Fossey, E.(2007). Staff perceptions of rehabilitation in a forensic psychiatric hospital: A challenging context for therapeutic programming?, International association of Forensic Mental Health Services 7th Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada
O’Connell, M. & Farnworth, L. (2007). Forensic patients’ use of time: How does it differ between a prison and a forensic hospital? 8th Annual National Forensic Occupational Therapy Conference: Sharing best practice in Forensic occupational therapy, Sheffield.
Gamble, D. & Farnworth, L. (2007). Why am I so overweight? The lived experience of patients within a forensic hospital with medication induced weight gain (), 8th Annual National Forensic Occupational Therapy Conference: Sharing best practice in Forensic occupational therapy, Sheffield.
Winkler, D., Farnworth, L. & Sloan, S. (2006 March). Moving from aged care to the community: Anticipated and actual outcomes, ASSBI Conference.
Farnworth, L. & Fossey, E. (2006, July). Holding onto hopes and dreams in a forensic psychiatry hospital: A challenging context for therapeutic programming. World Federation of Occupational Therapists13th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Valentine, R, Farnworth, L, Hayes, R. (2006, July). Is some activity better than none for adults with severe obesity? World Federation of Occupational Therapists13th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Farnworth, L. & Fossey, E. (2005, May). Is patient rehabilitation possible in a forensic psychiatry hospital? Environmental constraints and facilitators. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference, Vancouver, Canada
Farnworth, L. & Fossey, E. (2005, April). Constraints and facilitators to patients’ occupational engagement in a forensic hospital. Paper presented at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health, Melbourne
Farnworth, L. & Brown, GT. (2005). Postgraduate entry level education of allied health professionals: The sea change is coming. Allied Health Conference, Melbourne (23-25 February)
Farnworth, L. (2003). Sylvia Docker lecture award 2003 “Time use, tempo and temporality: Occupational therapy’s core business or someone else’s business?” Keynote address presented at theOT Australia 22nd National Conference, Melbourne
Farnworth, L., Fossey, E. & Boylan, K. (2003). Opportunities for participation in occupation within a forensic environment: Mental illness versus restricted environments. Paper presented at theOT Australia 22nd National Conference, Melbourne
Vella, S. & Farnworth, L. (2003) Student-centred education at an occupational therapy school in Australia: Student and educator perspectives. Paper presented at theOT Australia 22nd National Conference, Melbourne
Courtney, M. & Farnworth, L. (2003). Professional fellowship in occupational therapy private practice. Paper presented at theOT Australia 22nd National Conference, Melbourne.