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Dr Rebecca Jamwal

Research Fellow

PhD (Occupational Therapy)
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Rebecca Jamwal is a Research Fellow at the Summer Foundation and has been working with the Research Unit since 2013. She leads projects that examine how built design, technology and support can be used to improve the opportunities and quality of life for people with disability and complex needs. The outcomes of her work will help to inform the development of future housing built for people with disability.

Rebecca is an occupational therapist with six years’ clinical experience working with people with complex care needs as a result of acquired brain injury. In addition to her work at the Summer Foundation, Rebecca continues to work as a practising occupational therapist supporting clients with acquired brain injury who are leaving inpatient rehabilitation to return to community living.

Key Publications

1. Jamwal, R., Enticott, J., Farnworth, L., Winkler, D., Callaway, L. (2019) The use of electronic assistive technology for social networking by people with disability living in shared supported accommodation. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, Jan 21:1-8 doi: 10.1080/17483107.2018.1534998

2. Jamwal, R., Callaway, L., Winkler, D., Farnworth, L., Tate, R. (2018) Evaluating the use of smart home technology by people with brain impairment: protocol for a single case experimental design protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 7(11):e10451.

3. Jamwal, R., Callaway, L., Farnworth, L., Winkler, D. (2017) Electronic assistive technology use in Australian shared supported accommodation: rates and user characteristics. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 13(7):634-640.

4. Jamwal, R., Callaway, L., Ackerl, J., Farnworth, L., Winkler, D. (2017) Electronic assistive technology used by people with acquired brain injury in shared supported accommodation: implications for occupational therapy. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(2):89-98.

5. Wood, R. (Jamwal), Fortune, T., McKinstry, C. (2013) Perspectives of occupational therapists working in primary health promotion. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60(3):161-170.

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