Ms Heather Jensen

  • 13 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20042019

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Research Biography

Heather Jensen is an occupational therapist and academic who has been working at the Centre for Remote Health since 2004. Prior to this she worked as an occupational therapist in Central Australia and was an integral part of the setting up the James Cook University Occupational Therapy program.

While at CRH she has been involved in the development and delivery of a number of topics in the Masters in Remote and Indigenous Health program including Allied Health topics, Evidence Based Decision Making and Ethics Power and Practice. She also teaches short courses in Recognising and Responding to Dementia in Indigenous Communities, Working with People with Disability in Remote and Indigenous Communities and Assessment and Care Planning in remote, rural and Indigenous communities . Her research interests include providing effective service delivery to people with dementia in Indigenous communities, people with disability in remote and Indigenous communities and the development of appropriate models of service for Allied Health Professionals in rural and remote Australia. She is currently a CI on an ARC funded project A good life for people with disablities on the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara Lands.  

She is currently vice chairperson of Disability Advocacy Service in Alice Springs. the She is an active member of Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) and was NT representative on the SARRAH Advisory Committee for many years.

Research Interests

Heather's research interests include providing effective service delivery to people with dementia in Indigenous communities, people with disability in remote and Indigenous communities and the development of appropriate models of service for Allied Health Professionals in rural and remote Australia. She is currently a CI on an ARC funded project A good life for people with disablities on the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara Lands. Heather prefers to work collaboratively with local organisations. If you would like to see a presentation about this project at the Virtual Disability Conference in March 2018 go to

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ebqssejp1x0cjoc/MO%204%20HJensen.mp4?dl=0

The title of the paper is Valued activities: part of a good life for Aboriginal people with disabilities living on the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in Central Australia

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Research Output

  • 13 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 3 Paper
  • 1 Chapter

Dementia in Aboriginal people in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Alice Springs: A Descriptive Study

Hocking, B., Lowe, M., Nagel, T., Phillips, C., Lindeman, M., Farthing, A., Jensen, H., Cass, A. & Dingwall, K., 1 Sep 2019, In : BRAIN IMPAIRMENT. 20, 2, p. 171-179 9 p.

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  • Importance of Land, family and culture for a good life: Remote Aboriginal people with disability and carers

    Dew, A., Barton, R., Gilroy, J., Ryall, L., Lincoln, M., Jensen, H., Flood, V., Taylor, K. & McCrae, K., 23 Dec 2019, In : Australian Journal of Social Issues. 22 p.

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  • Indigenous persons with disability in remote Australia: research methodology and Indigenous community control

    Gilroy, J., Dew, A., Lincoln, M., Ryall, L., Jensen, H., Taylor, K., Barton, R., McRae, K. & Flood, V., 9 Aug 2018, In : Disability and Society. 33, 7, p. 1025-1045 21 p.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Role of art centres for Aboriginal Australians living with dementia in remote communities

    Lindeman, M., Mackell, P., Lin, X., Farthing, A., Jensen, H., Meredith, M. & Haralambous, B., 2017, In : Australasian Journal on Ageing. 36, 2, p. 128-133 6 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)