Occupational Therapy

Research

The UCT Occupational Therapy Division is passionate about generating leaders within the profession and is proud of the research that is being done by all staff members.

  • Articles published

     Publications

    2003

    Luger R, Sherry K, Vilikazi B, Wonnacott H and Galvaan R (2003). A struggle for identity: domestic workers, ubuntu and “time-off” occupations. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol 33 (2) pp11-14.

    2006

    Rubenstein L and Galvaan R (2006). Occupational Therapy on Track: Focusing on the client’s context. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy. Role: main supervisor

    Sayed, A. (2006) Book Review: the Art Activity Manual. The South African Journal of Occupational Therapy. Vol. 36. No 1.pp 15

    2010

    Adams F. and Galvaan R. (2010). Promoting human Rights: understanding the barriers to self-help groups for women who are carers of children with disabilities. South African        Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol 40 (1), p12-16. Role: Masters supervisor 

    Buchanan H, Jelsma J, Siegfried, N (2010). Implementing evidence-based practice in a middle-income country - findings from a randomised controlled trial, poster presentation at the 15th WFOT Congress, Santiago, Chile, 4-7 May.

    Duncan, M. & Watson, R.(2010). Taking a stance: socially responsible ethics and informed consent. In M. Saven-Baden & C.Taylor (Eds). New approaches in qualitative research: wisdom and uncertainty. London: Routledge Francis and Taylor Group, pp 49-58

    Eidelman, T., Gouws, V., Howe, C., Kulber, T., Kumm, J., Schoenfeld, L., & Duncan, M. (2010) Women surviving chronic poverty and psychiatric disability. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy. Vol 40(3): 4-8

    Engelbrecht, M. & Lorenzo, T. (2010), Exploring the tensions of sustaining economic empowerment of persons with disabilities through open labour market employment in the Cape Metropole. SAJOT Vol. 40(1), March 2010.

    Fane, T., Ramugondo, E., Leshoele M. & Coker, I. (2010). The value of beadwork for women living with HIV/AIDS. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 40 (2): 5 – 10

    Galvaan R. (2010). Promoting human Rights: understanding the barriers to self-help groups for women who are carers of children with disabilities. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol 40 (1), p12-16.

    Landman S, Buchanan H (2010). Human rights and Workman's Compensation: The experiences of two injured workers. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 40(1): 2-7

    Watson, R., & Duncan, M. (2010) The ‘right' to occupational participation in the presence of chronic poverty. WFOT Bulletin, Volume 62: 26-32 Ramafikeng M,. Galvaan, R. and van Niekerk L. (2010). El Modelo de Capacidad Creativa. TOG(A Coruña), vol 7(12), p1-10.

    2012

    Sonday A, Anderson K, Flack C, Fisher C, Greenhough J, Kendal R, Shadwell C. (2012) School Based Occupational Therapists: An Exploration into their role in a Cape Metropole Full- Service School. The South African Journal of Occupational Therapy,42(1), 2-6.

    2015

    Booyens M, Galvaan R (2015). Young rural entrepreneurs' experiences of navigating their success. Commonwealth Youth and Development, vol 13 (1). https://doi.org/10.25159/1727-7140/1156

    Galvaan R, Peters L and Gretschel P (2015). Embracing an occupational perspective to promoting learning in context. South African Journal of Higher Education, vol 29 (3). https://doi.org/10.20853/29-3-498

    Galvaan R (2015). The Contextually Situated Nature of Occupational Choice:   Marginalised Young Adolescents' Experiences in South Africa. Journal of Occupational Science, vol 22 (1), p  39-53. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2014.912124

    Galvaan R, Peters L, Smith T, Brittain M, Menegaldo A, Rautenbach N and Wilson-Poe A    (2015). Employers’ experiences of having a live-in domestic worker: Insights into the relationship between privilege and occupational justice. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol 45 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2310-3833/2015/v45no1a7

    Gretschel P, Ramugondo E and Galvaan R (2015). An introduction to Cultural Historical Activity Theory as a theoretical lens for understanding how occupational therapists design interventions for persons living in low-income conditions in South Africa, vol 45 (1).http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2310-3833/2015/v45no1a9

    Sonday, A., & Gretschel, P. (2015). Empowered to Play: A Case Study Describing the Impact of Powered Mobility on the Exploratory Play of Disabled Children. Occupational therapy international, 23(1), 11-18.  https://doi.org/10.1002/oti.1395

    2016

    Peters L, Galvaan, R and Kathard, H (2016). Navigating the occupational transition of dropping out of school: Anchoring occupations and champions as facilitators. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy.  vol 46 (2), 37-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2310-3833/2016/v46n2a7

    Ikiugu M, Whittaker B, Aoyama M, Galvaan R, Hudson M, K’hlin I, Pollard N, Roschnik S and Shann S (2016). Sustainability matters: exploring the WFOT guiding principles on sustainability, vol 79, p127-128.

    2017

    Buchanan H, van Niekerk L and Galvaan R (2017). The first WFOT Congress in Africa: History in the making. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol 80 (5), p271-272.

    Nhunzvi C, Galvaan R and Peters L (2017). Recovery From Substance Abuse Among Zimbabwean Men: An Occupational Transition. Occupation, Participation and Health, P1-9. Available from: DOI: 10.1177/1539449217718503

    2018

    Galvaan, R., Rodrigues, I., & Dos Santos, V. (2018). Precarious Working Conditions: Holding Women’s Engagement and Participation Hostage. The precariousness of Live-in Domestic Work in South Africa and Brazil as a case of occupational injustice. 06, 40-42.

    Richards L and Galvaan R (2018). Developing a socially transformative focus in Occupational Therapy: insights from South African practice. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol 48(1) 3-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2310-3833/2017/vol48n1a2

    Sassen R, Galvaan R and Duncan M (2018). Women's experiences of informal street trading and well-being in Cape Town, South Africa. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol 48 (1), 28-33. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2310-3833/2017/vol48n1a6

    2019

    Rodrigues I, Galvaan R and Dos Santos  V (2019). An exploration of the occupations of live-in domestic workers in Brasília: work and occupational injustice. Cadernos de terapia ocupacional da UFSCAR http://dx.doi.org/10.4322/2526-8910.ctoao1873

    Ramafikeng M, Galvaan R and Amosun SL (2019). Tobacco use and concurrent engagement in other risk behaviours: a public health challenge for occupational therapists. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol 49 (1) 26-35.

    Nhunzvi C, Langhaug L, Mavindidze E, Harding R and Galvaan R (2019). Occupational justice and social inclusion in mental illness and HIV: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open 2019;9:e024049. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024049

    Sonday, A., Ramugondo, E.L., & Kathard, H. (2019). Professional role transgression as a form of occupational consciousness. Journal of Occupational Science, 26(3), 366-378. doi: 10.1080/14427591.2019.1630852

    2020

    Ellman, E., Sonday, A. & Buchanan, H. (2020). Transition from special school to post school in youth with severe intellectual disability: Parent’s experiences. South African Journal of Education. Accepted for publication

    Munamba, N., Gretschel, P. & Sonday, A. (2020). Being a mother of a child with HIV- related Neurodevelopmental Disorders in the Zimbabwean context. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 50(1): 35-40 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2310-3833/2020/Vol50n1a6

    Sonday, A., Ramugondo, E. & Kathard, H. (2020). Case study and narrative inquiry as merged methodological frameworks: A critical narrative perspective. International Journal of Qualitative Research Methodology Accepted for publication

  • Chapters

    Book chapters:      

    Galvaan, R and Silbert, P (2018). Critical Service Learning through a University School partnership: towards transforming learning practices in a South African school IN Silbert P, Galvaan R and Clark J (eds) (in press). Partnerships in Action: University-school-community. HSRC Press

    Peters L and Galvaan R. (2018) Critical occupational therapy in the margins: Parent participation in under-resourced schools IN Silbert P, Galvaan R and Clark J (eds) (in press). Partnerships in Action: University-school-community. HSRC Press

    Silbert P and Galvaan R. (2018) Reimagining interdisciplinary collaboration through a university-school partnership IN Silbert P, Galvaan R and Clark J (eds) (in press). Partnerships in Action: University-school-community. HSRC Press

    Galvaan, R and Peters, L (2017). Occupation-based Community Development: Confronting the politics of occupation IN Sakellarious, S and Pollard, N. Occupational Therapies without borders: Integrating justice with practice. Elsevier press.

    Gretschel, P, Ramugondo, E and Galvaan, R (2017). Factors influencing the role of South    African Occupational Therapists in the Occupational Therapy Intervention Design Process IN Sakellarious, S and Pollard, N. Occupational Therapies without borders: Integrating justice with practice. Elsevier press.

    Galvaan R and Peters L (2017). A Framework for Occupation-based Community Development IN Dsouza S, Galvaan R and Ramugondo E(eds). Concepts in occupational therapy: understanding Southern Perspectives. Manipal University Press

    Peters L and Galvaan R (2017). Practicing to promote Occupational Justice IN Dsouza S, Galvaan R and Ramugondo E (eds). Concepts in occupational therapy: understanding Southern Perspectives. Manipal University Press

    Gretschel, P, Ramugondo, E and Galvaan, R (2017). Factors influencing the role of South    African Occupational Therapists in the Occupational Therapy Intervention Design Process IN Sakellarious, S and Pollard, N. Occupational Therapies without borders: Integrating justice with practice. Elsevier press.

    Galvaan R, Gretschel P and Peters L (2015). Occupational therapy in the school context: An    occupational perspective in Moonsamy S and Kathard H (eds). Speech and language therapy in school contexts. Van Schaick publishers

    Galvaan R (2012). Occupational choice: the significance of socio-economic and   political factors In Whiteford G and Hocking C (Eds.), Critical Perspectives on Occupational Science: Society, Inclusion, Participation. Wiley-Blackwell

    Galvaan R (2011). Domestic Workers’ Narratives: Transforming Occupational Therapy Practice In: Kronenberg F, Pollard N and Sakellariou D (Eds). Occupational Therapies without Borders – Volume II: Towards an Ecology of Occupation-Based Practices. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier: Edinburgh

    Galvaan R, Mdlokolo P and Joubert R (2010) IN Curtin M, Molineux M, Supyk (eds).           Developing Partnerships to privilege participation Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction: Enabling Occupation (6th Edition). Elsevier Publishers, London.

    Galvaan R (2008). Getting the Picture: The process of participation. de Lange N,  Mitchell C and Stuart J (eds). Putting People in the Picture: Visual methodologies for social change. Sense Publishers BV, Rotterdam.

    Galvaan R (2006). Role emerging settings, service learning and social change IN         Lorenzo T, Duncan M, Buchanan H and Alsop A (eds). Practice and Service Learning in Occupational Therapy: Enhancing Potential in context. Whurr Publishers Ltd, London.

    Joubert R, Galvaan R, Lorenzo T and Ramugondo E (2006). Reflecting on contexts of service learning IN Lorenzo T, Duncan M, Buchanan H and Alsop A (eds). Practice and Service Learning in Occupational Therapy: Enhancing Potential in context. Whurr Publishers Ltd, London.

    Galvaan, R (2005). Domestic Workers’ Narratives: Transforming occupational therapy practice in Kronnenberg F, Simo Algado S and Pollard N (eds) Occupational Therapy without borders: Learning from the spirit of Survivors.

    Galvaan, R (2004). Engaging with youth at risk in Watson and Swartz (eds). “Transformation through Occupation”. Whurr Publishers, London, UK.

    Beeton H, Fourie M and Galvaan, R (2004).  The impact of poverty: potential lost in Watson and Swartz (eds). “Human Occupation in context” Whurr Publishers, London, UK.

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  • Books

    First textbook co-authored by OT Division. The OT Division is proud of colleagues that have co-authored the first textbook that speaks to practice based and situated in our context. Concepts in Occupational Therapy: Understanding Southern Perspectives attempts to facilitate contextually relevant interpretation and application of core occupational science and occupational therapy concepts from the vantage point of academics in the Global South.

    With around 30 authors mostly from India and South Africa, the book offers diverse insights into the socioeconomic, cultural and political factors influencing occupational therapy practice in the southern region.

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