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Mayland, Elizabeth C. Dr.

Lecturer

  • School of Health and Society - University of Wollongong 2018 -

Overview


Dr. Elizabeth Mayland is an early career researcher and Occupational/Hand Therapist who engages in research to understand and promote occupational justice and health among communities of marginalised workers and patients. She uses qualitative and mixed methods approaches to work collaboratively with people across the lifespan to understand and change the ways in which complex organisational and social environments impact individuals’ ability to fully and safely participate in meaningful roles. Dr. Mayland has a particular interest in how institutional practices (including communication styles and methods) and organisational cultures influence individual experiences with recovery from injury or illness, adaptation to change in work environments, health choices, and mental health.

Keywords: person-environment-occupation fit, psychological safety, psychosocial hazards, mental health, identity, qualitative methods, mixed methods, evaluation, health, allied health, occupational justice, legitimacy, help-seeking behaviours, theory development

Examples of past projects include:

1)    Recovery-related anxiety and disability following upper limb injury (Health Research Council of NZ)

2)    An evolutionary concept development: Psychological distress after hand injury (Health Research Council of NZ)

3)    An exploration of the concept of legitimacy in health decisions following traumatic upper limb injuries (Health Research Council of NZ)

4)    Perceptions of value as a carer for a family member with dementia (Brain Research Centre)

5)    An exploration of the goals and roles of carers working with individuals with dementia (Brain Research Centre)

6)    Psychosocial hazards in the first 6 months of postgraduate study (University of Otago)

7)    Review of contributing factors and interventions for musculoskeletal disorders in aged care workers (Centre for Work Health & Safety)

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Work Health and Safety in the Gig Economy. Reade, Campbell

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Work Health and Safety in the Gig Economy. Reade, Campbell
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