Associate Professor Lisa O'Brien

Qualifications:

PhD - Monash University; M Clin Sci (Hand & Upper Limb Rehab); B App Sci (OT); Grad Dip Ergonomics; Grad Cert Clinical Research Methods;

Title in Occupational Therapy Department: Senior Lecturer / Post-Doc Researcher

Phone number: 9904 4100
Email: lisa.obrien@monash.edu

Other Positions: Quality Coordinator, Occupational Therapy Dept, The Alfred Hospital; Research Fellow Allied Health Research Unit, Monash Health

Research Interests:

Health services research, Hand Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation, Patient Adherence

Recent Publications

Edited book chapters:

O’Brien, L (2015) Problem Based Learning; In Brown T and Williams, B (Eds) Evidence-based education in the health professions, (pp 288-300)London, UK: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

Refereed Journal Articles:

Haines, T, O'Brien, L, Mitchell, D, Bowles, K, Haas, R, Markham, D, Plumb, S, Chiu, T, May, K, Philip, K, Lescai, D, McDermott, F, Sarkies, M, Ghaly, M, Shaw, L, Juj, G, and Skinner, E (2015) What are the effectiveness and safety of current weekend allied health services and a new stakeholder-driven model for acute medical / surgical patients versus no weekend allied health services? Study protocol for two randomized controlled trials. Trials 16(133) 1-13

O’Brien, L Broom, L, Ullah, M (2015) Outcomes and participant experience of an online train-the-trainer program for Bangladeshi health professionals: A case study evaluation The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 35(1) 46-56

Taylor, RL, Brown, T and O’Brien, L (2015) The use of elastic therapeutic tape and eccentric exercises for lateral elbow tendinosis: a case series Hand Therapy 20(2) 56-63

Taylor, RL, Brown, T and O’Brien, L (2015) Knowledge Of, and Willingness to Recommend Kinesiotape for Upper Limb Overuse Injuries International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 22 (5), 238-245

Sarkies, M, Bowles, KA, Skinner, E, Mitchell, D, Haas, R, Ho, M, Salter, K, May, K, Markham, D, O’Brien, L, Plumb, S, Haines, T (2015) Data collection methods in health services research: hospital length of stay and discharge destination. Applied Clinical Informatics 6 (1) 96-109

Haines T, Skinner E, Mitchell D, O’Brien, L, Kelly Bowles, Donna Markham, Samantha Plumb, Timothy Chui, Kerry May, Romi Haas, David Lescai, Kathleen Philip, Fiona McDermott (2014) Application of a novel disinvestment research design to the use of weekend allied health services on acute medical and surgical wards - Randomised trial and economic evaluation protocol. BMC Health Services Research,14(Suppl 2):P53

O’Brien, L (2014) Invited Paper: Clinical Commentary in Response to: Relationships between Pain Misconceptions, Disability, Patients’ Goals and Interpretations of Information from Hand Therapists Journal of Hand Therapy 27(4) 296-7

O’Brien, L, Simm, A, Loh, I and Griffith, K (2014) Swing traction versus no-traction for complex Intra-Articular Proximal Inter-Phalangeal Fractures. Journal of Hand Therapy 27(4) 309-16

Taylor, RL, O’Brien, L and Brown, T (2014) A Scoping Review of the Use of Elastic Therapeutic Tape for Neck or Upper Extremity Conditions. Journal of Hand Therapy 27(3), 235-46

O'Brien, L, Loughnan, A, Purcell, A, and Haines, T (2014) Education for cancer-related fatigue: could talking about it make people more likely to report it? Supportive Care in Cancer 22 (1), 209-15

Haines, T, O'Brien, L, McDermott, F, Markham, D, Mitchell, D, Watterson, D, and Skinner, E (2014) A novel research design can aid disinvestment/reallocation from existing health technologies with uncertain effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and/or safety. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 67(2) 144-51

O’Brien, L and Hardman, A (2014) Developing hand therapy skills in Bangladesh: Experiences of Australian volunteers. Journal of Hand Therapy 27(1) 30-37

O’Brien, L (2014) The impact of a hand therapy screening on patients referred for surgical opinion – reply (letters to Editor) Journal of Hand Therapy 27(1) 71

O’Brien, L and Jones, D (2013) Silicone gel sheeting for preventing and treating hypertrophic and keloid scars – updated version. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013 Issue 9 Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

O’Brien, L, Goldby, S and Hardman, A (2013) The impact of a hand therapy screening and management clinic for patients referred for elective hand surgery in an Australian public hospital. Journal of Hand Therapy 26(4) 318-22

O’Brien, L, McKeough, C, and Abbasi, R (2013) Pre-surgery education for elective cardiac surgery patients: A survey from the patient’s perspective Australian Occupational Therapy Journal 60(6) 404-9

Murad, Mohd S, O’Brien L, Farnworth, L & Chien, C-W (2013) Health status of people with work-related musculoskeletal disorders in return to work programs. A Malaysian study Occupational Therapy In Health Care 27(3) 238-55

Murad, Mohd S, O’Brien L, Farnworth, L & Chien, C-W (2013) Occupational competence and its relationship to emotional health in injured workers in return to work programs: A Malaysian study Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy 20(2) 101-10

Recent Conference Presentations:

Lannin, N, Jolliffe, L, Morarty, J, Watterson, D, Bourne, R & O’Brien, L Validating the use of the Functional Autonomy Measurement System (SMAF) for routine assessment of activities of daily living within the Australian hospital setting. Occupational Therapy Australia 26th National Conference, Melbourne, July 1-3, 2015

O'Brien, L, Loughnan, A, Purcell, A, and Haines, T Education for cancer-related fatigue: could talking about it make people more likely to report it? Occupational Therapy Australia 26th National Conference, Melbourne, July 1-3, 2015

O’Brien, L, Knight, A, Salway, J and Wasiak, J Hand burns: which person, injury, and treatment factors predict recovery? Occupational Therapy Australia 26th National Conference, Melbourne, July 1-3, 2015

Munro, A, Little, J & O’Brien, L Getting the best fit: therapists ratings of the most important traits when recruiting to new graduate positions. Occupational Therapy Australia 26th National Conference, Melbourne, July 1-3, 2015

O’Brien, L, Simm, A, Loh, I and Griffith, K, Swing traction versus no-traction for complex Intra-Articular Proximal Inter-Phalangeal Fractures; a multi-centre cohort study – Milan, Italy June 17-20, 2015

O'Brien, L Simm, A, Loh, I and Griffith, K, Swing traction versus no-traction for complex Intra-Articular Proximal Inter-Phalangeal Fractures, AHTA National Conference October 10-12, Gold Coast

O'Brien, L Knight, Predicting recovery after hand burns, AHTA National Conference October 10-12, Gold Coast

O'Brien, L and Hardman, A Experiences of Australian Hand Therapists in developing capacity in Bangladesh, World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) – Yokohama, Japan June 18-21, 2014

O'Brien, L and Hardman, A Experiences of Australian Hand Therapists in developing capacity in Bangladesh, AHTA National Conference October 18-20, 2013 Lorne

O'Brien, L The impact of an Extended Scope Hand Therapy Screening and Management Clinic for patients referred for Elective Hand Surgery OT Australia National Conference, July 24-26, 2013 Adelaide

O'Brien, L, McKeough, C Abbasi, R Does pre-surgery education meet the needs of elective sternotomy patients? A survey from the patient's perspective OT Australia National Conference, July 24-26, 2013 Adelaide

O’Brien, L (Invited speaker) Improving patient adherence in hand therapy - using the evidence to get better outcomes for our clients. International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT) March 4-8, 2013, New Delhi, India

O’Brien, L The impact of an Extended Scope Hand Therapy Screening and Management Clinic for patients referred for Elective Hand Surgery International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT) March 4-8, 2013, New Delhi, India