Contact Us:


Chetty Vanessa


Phone: 031 260 8833


Hlongwa Nokuthula


Phone: 031 260 7950

Mrs Shan Dhasiar

Teaching Administrative Officer


Tel : (031) 2607310 
Fax: (031) 2607227

Ms Ntokozo Cele

Clinical Placement Officer


Tel: 031 260 7821

Fax: 031 260 7227


Our goal is to equip our students with sound research skills that will contribute towards new knowledge on human occupation and better Occupational Therapy interventions


Goals for Research in Occupational Therapy

To contribution towards the body of knowledge of the Occupational Therapy Profession and Health

To develop new and the refine existing Occupational Therapy Intervention Techniques

To contribute towards a better health for all through innovation and discovery in human occupation


Our Partners and Areas of Research

Our research partners include Public and Private Sectors from Education, Health, Non-Profit Organisations, Consumers and Suppliers of our Clinical Materials and Equipments. Our Areas of Research Focus include:


Occupational Therapy Areas of Research Focus

Community Based Rehabilitation

Forensic Psychiatry

Paediatrics/Child and Adolescence Health

Physical Condition

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Special Medical Conditions

Vocational Rehabilitation

Research Events and Initiatives

Specific Post Graduate areas

Group Therapy

Hand Therapy

The Discipline of Occupational Therapy participates in an annual School Research Day which is organized by the School Research Committee and co-hosted by all Disciplines under the School at a school level. On this day a special Academic Guest Speaker is invited to deliver a Key Note Address and our Final Honours Level Students present their Research Projects orally to our Partner audience namely, Medical and Health Science Practitioners, Academics, Parents, Relatives, Students, Public Sector and Private Sector Partners Service and Service Users. 

The projects are evaluated by a Panel of Adjudicators from various fields of specialty and the results count towards an Examination Mark. The best projects from each discipline are presented at Local and National Pfizer Research Days. All projects presented on this day are finally utilized to fulfill the Discipline Research Goals.

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