Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
The Australian Occupational Therapy Academic Workforce
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • La Trobe University, Bendigo, Australia
  • Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
  • Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Article Information
Professional Issues / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Australian Occupational Therapy Academic Workforce
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505068. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1028
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505068. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1028
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

The Australian OT academic workforce has been impacted by an increased number of education programs and student enrollment. Only half have a PhD or professional doctorate, and there is only a small number in academic leadership. Most academics were motivated to become academics to teach students. Job satisfaction was influenced negatively by the number of years in current position, particularly dissatisfaction with pay, operating conditions, and promotion opportunities.

Primary Author and Speaker: Carol McKinstry

Contributing Authors: Louise Gustafsson, Ted Brown