Projects and Experiences

Community Projects

  • 2019 Community Participatory Project Ongoing – In partnership with Monash University


  • 2016-2019 Monash University Teacher and Academic
  • 2019 Monash University – Occupational Therapy 4th Year (Lecture, Borderline Personality Disorder Overview and Client-Centred Treatment
  • 2019 Monash University – Occupational Therapy 3rd Year (Practicum Critical Incident Stress Debriefing)
  • 2019 Monash University – Occupational Therapy 2nd Year Human Library Experience

Contributions of Lived Experience to Research

  • 2019 Long Term Romantic Relationships with People with Borderline Personality Disorder (Deakin)
  • 2019 Service dogs (Monash Unviersity)


  • Lalor, A., Yu, M., Brown, T., & Thyer, L. (2019). Occupational therapy international undergraduate students’ perspectives on the purpose of practice education and what contributes to successful practice learning experiences. British Journal of Occupational Therapy.
  • Roe, D., Brown, T., & Thyer, L. (in press). Validity, responsiveness, and clinical utility of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) when used in a sub-acute setting: A mixed methods study. Disability and Rehabilitation.
  • Thyer, L., Brown, T., & Roe, D. (2018). The validity of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) when used in a sub-acute rehabilitation setting with older adults. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 32(2), 1-17. doi: 10.1080/07380577.2018.1446233
  • Thyer, L., Brown, T., & Roe, D. (in press). Client and therapist perspectives of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) in sub-acute rehabilitation settings. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy.
  • Yu, M., Brown, T., & Thyer, L. (2018). The association between undergraduate occupational therapy students’ listening and interpersonal skills and their performance on practice education placements. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 19, 1-10. doi: 10.1080/11038128.2018.1496272 
  • Yu, M., Brown, T., White, C., Marston, C., & Thyer, L. (2018). The impact of undergraduate occupational therapy students’ interpersonal skills on their practice education performance: A pilot study. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 65(2), 115-125. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12444

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal’s Top 20 Downloaded Article 2017-2018

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Founder of OT for BPD. Mental health Advocate; Occupational Therapy Teacher and Researcher Australia “As an occupational therapist diagnosed with BPD I will use this page to share about the various interventions and strategies that are helpful to those with BPD. I will also share about the positive and sometimes challenging approaches that health professionals have used in my treatment in emergency, inpatient, outpatient and community settings. I hope that by sharing my lived experience I can help improve the experience of those struggling to understand Borderline Personality Disorders (BPD) and also support those living with BPD and other mental health challenges Most importantly we will share how occupation can powerfully help change lives!" Laura

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