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Clare WildingMore about Clare Wilding, PhD, MApSc, BAppSc(OT)

Prior to starting Knowledge Moves, Clare held a variety of academic positions at Charles Sturt University including:

  • Courses Director, School of Community Health
  • Course Leader, Occupational Therapy
  • Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
  • Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Social Science (Habilitation)
  • Course Coordinator, Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy
  • Research Fellow, Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning, and Education (RIPPLE)


During the 16.5 years that Clare worked for the university she undertook the following duties: conducting research; publishing in academic journals; presenting at academic conferences; higher degree research student supervision (doctoral, masters, and honours degree levels); providing academic leadership; mentoring and supervising staff; administration and management responsibilities for courses, subjects, research projects, and university processes; undergraduate and postgraduate lecturing for face-to-face, distance-education, and blended-learning cohorts; and subject and course development. Currently, Clare has an appointment as Adjunct Senior Lecturer with Charles Sturt University and continues to undertake casual academic work for the university.

Prior to moving to academia, Clare provided occupational therapy services:

  • She spent 3 years at Monash Medical Centre working on an acute psychiatric ward and also within a Community Mobile support and Treatment Team (support for people with chronic mental illness living outside of institutions).

  • Clare spent a year working with Warburton Hospital and Health Care Centre providing individual and group therapy sessions regarding stress management and enhancing health and well-being through doing. She also worked with the Upper Yarra Community House as a tutor for groups learning about communication skills, assertiveness, stress and time management, and, problem solving with the Shire of Upper Yarra providing occupational therapy services and group-based occupational engagement for older people attending a day care program.

  • Clare’s first 3 years of occupational therapy practice were spent at Larundel Psychiatric Hospital and Mont Park Psychiatric Hospital. Clare provided occupational therapy services for clients in the acute and long-term rehabilitation wards and she also provided hospital-community liaison services for pre and post admission.


Clare’s Publications & Presentations


Invited Speaker

Conference Presentations



View Clare's publications as listed in the Charles Sturt University Research Output (CRO) database:

Fitzpatrick, S., Smith, M. & Wilding, C. (2012). Quality allied health clinical supervision policy in Australia: a literature review. Australian Health Review doi:

Wilding, C., Curtin, M. & Whiteford, G. (2012). Enhancing occupational therapists’ confidence and professional development through a community of practice scholars. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59(5), pp. 312–318. Doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2012.01031.x

Galvin, D., Wilding, C & Whiteford, G. (2011) Utopian visions/Dystopian realities: Exploring practice and taking action to enable human rights and occupational justice in a hospital context. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(5), pp. 378–385.

Wilding, C. (2011). Raising awareness of hegemony in occupational therapy: The value of action research for improving practice. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(4), pp. 293 – 299.

Parnell, T. & Wilding, C. (2010). Where can an occupation-focused philosophy take occupational therapy? Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 57, 345-348.

Wilding, C. (2010). Defining occupational therapy. In, M. Curtin, M. Molineux & J. Supyk-Mellson (Eds.), Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction Enabling Occupation, (6th ed., pp. 3-15). Elsevier, London, England.

Wilding, C. & Whiteford, G. (2009). From practice to praxis: reconnecting moral vision with philosophical underpinnings. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(10), 434-441.

Whiteford, G., Wilding, C., & Curtin, M. (2009). Writing as practice enquiry: Towards a scholarship of practice. In, J. Higgs, D. Horsfall, & S. Grace (Eds.), Writing qualitative research on practice. (pp. 27-36) Sense Publishers, The Netherlands.

Wilding, C. & Whiteford, G. (2008). Language, identity and representation: Occupation and occupational therapy in acute settings. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 55, 180–187.

Somerville, L., Wilding, C. & Bourne, R. (2007). Credentialing, competency, and occupational therapy: What does the future hold? Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 54, S98–S101.

Iannelli, S. & Wilding, C. (2007). Health-enhancing effects of engaging in productive occupation: Experiences of young people with mental illness. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 54, 285–293.

Bynon, S., Wilding, C., & Eyres, L. (2007). An innovative occupation-focused service to minimise deconditioning in an acute hospital: Challenges and solutions. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 54, 225–227.

Wilding, C. & Whiteford, G. (2007). Occupation and occupational therapy: Knowledge paradigms and everyday practice. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 54, 185–193.

Wilding, C. (2007). Spirituality as sustenance for mental health and meaningful doing: a case illustration. Medical Journal Australia, 186(10), S67–S69.

Jelinek, H. F., Wilding, C., & Tinley, P. (2006). An innovative multi-disciplinary diabetes complications screening program in a rural community: A description and preliminary results of the screening. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 12(1), 14–20.

Teran, P. & Wilding, C. (2006). Being a member of a therapeutic group: experiences of people with mental illness, New Paradigm, June, 53–64.

Wilding, C., Muir-Cochrane, E., & May, E. (2006). Treading lightly: Spirituality issues in mental health nursing. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 15, 144–152.

Shepherd, J. & Wilding, C. (2006). Occupational therapy for people with ventricular assist devices. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 53, 47–49.

Wilding, C. & Whiteford, G. (2005). Phenomenological research: An exploration of conceptual, theoretical and practical issues. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 25(3), 98–104.

Wilding, C., May, E., & Muir-Cochrane, E. (2005). Experience of spirituality, mental illness and occupation: A life-sustaining phenomenon. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 52, pp. 2–9.

Neumayer, B. & Wilding, C. (2005). Leisure as commodity. In G. Whiteford & V. Wright-St Clair (Eds.), Occupation and practice in context (pp. 317–331). Sydney: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone.

Wilding, C. (2004). Permission to speak: An example of ‘giving voice’ utilising Heideggerian phenomenology. In G. Whiteford (Ed.), Qualitative research as interpretive practice: Proceedings of the inaugural RIPPLE QRIP Conference 2003. Bathurst: Charles Sturt University.

Wilding, C., Marais-Strydom, E., & Teo, N. (2003). MentorLink: Empowering occupational therapists through mentoring. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 259–261.

Wilding, C. & Marais-Strydom, E. (2002). MentorLink: An Australian example of continuing professional development through mentoring. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 224–226.

Wilding, C. (2002). Where angels fear to tread: Is spirituality relevant to occupational therapy practice? Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 49, 44–47.

Wilding, C. (2002). There’s no life without spiritual life. New Paradigm, December, 20–23.

Wilding, C. (2000). Improving quality of life after deinstitutionalisation through “ordinary adventure”: A camping experience. Journal of Leisurability, 27(1), 18–24.

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Invited Speaker

Wilding, C. (2011)
Research and practice evaluation for occupational therapists
Southern Tasmania Area Health Service, 5-6 October, Hobart, Tasmania

Wilding, C. (2005)
Integrating spirituality, occupation and mental health
The University of Adelaide, First National Conference on Spirituality and Health, 28–29 July, South Australia

Selected conference presentations

McNamara, S. & Wilding, C. (2011)
Promoting resilience in kids: an evaluation of an anxiety management 'toolkit'.
4th NSW Rural Health Research Colloquium, 11-13 October 2011, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia.

Galvin, D. & Wilding, C. (2011)
Taking action to enable human rights and occupational justice in an Australian metropolitan hospital.
Occupational Therapy Australia 24th National Conference and Exhibition, 29 June – 1 July 2011, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Wilding, C. (2010)
Realising the vision: turning desire for occupation-focused practice into reality.
15th World Federation of Occupational Therapists’ Congress, 4-7 May 2010, Santiago, Chile.

Meads, A. & Wilding, C. (2008)
"Getting into the spirit": Exploring dimensions of spirituality in the occupations of young children.
OT AUSTRALIA 23rd National Conference & Exhibition, 11-13 September 2008.

Wilding, C., Whiteford, G. & Curtin, M. (2008)
Advancing scholarship of practice: An international collaboration.
OT AUSTRALIA 23rd National Conference & Exhibition, 11-13 September 2008.

Wilding, C., Whiteford, G., & Jelinek, H. F. (2004)
Understanding how to 'live well' with type 2 diabetes: The case for qualitative investigation.
The Australian Health and Medical Research Congress, Sydney.

Teran, P. & Wilding, C. (2004)
Using therapy groups to build hope.
TheMHS 14th Annual Mental Health Services Conference of Australia & New Zealand, 1–3 September, Broadbeach, Queensland 2003.

Wilding, C. (2003)
Permission to speak: An example of ‘giving voice’ utilising Heideggerian phenomenology.
Qualitative Research as Interpretive Practice (QRIP) Conference, Sept, Albury, NSW.

Wilding, C. (2002)
There's no life without a spiritual life.
TheMHS 12th Annual Mental Health Services Conference, Sydney.

Wilding, C. & Marais-Strydom, E. (2001)
MentorLink: Pursuing excellence through mentoring.
OT AUSTRALIA 21st National Conference, Brisbane.

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