Doing, being, becoming, and belonging: A diversity, equity, and inclusion commitment

Louise Gustafsson, Carol McKinstry, Angus Buchanan, Kate Laver, Genevieve Pepin, Tammy Aplin, Nerida Hyett, Stephen Isbel, Jacki Liddle, Carolyn Murray

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The Australian Occupational Therapy Journal is an international journal that seeks to represent the diverse, global occupational therapy community. As signalled by Buchanan (2021), the Editorial Board have commenced a process of reflection about diversity, equity, and inclusion in publishing. In doing so, we recognise the history of the research community and academic journals in neglecting to engage in inclusive practices. We recognise the systemic racism, biases, injustices, and prejudices experienced by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples in research, and by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander researchers and authors. Moving forward, we have a commitment for action and the development of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement. But first we must engage in a process that increases our awareness and understanding of how the current processes, structures, and people lead to ongoing racism, bias, exclusion, and inequity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-378
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Occupational Therapy Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • diversity
  • equity
  • inclusion


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