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Dr Daniel Sutton

Senior Lecturer, Programme Co-ordinator for the Post Graduate Certificate (Mental Health)

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext7732


Physical Address:
Room AA205, AUT North Shore Campus, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote 0627, Auckland, New Zealand

Postal Address:
Department of Occupational Science and Therapy
School of Rehabilitation & Occupation Studies
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
AUT University, Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142, New Zealand


BHSc (OT), PGDip (Mental Health), PhD

Memberships and Affiliations:

The National Centre of Mental Health Research, Information and Workforce Development (Te Pou).

Teaching Areas:

Teaching responsibility: BHSc (Occupational Therapy)

  • Paper Coordinator  and lecturer for Experiencing Occupation
Post Graduate: Paper Co-ordinator and lecturer for
  • Concepts of Recovery in Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation in Mental Health
  • Mental Health Practice

Research areas:

The process of recovery from mental illness and the use of therapeutic occupation in mental health practice.
Current  areas of research supervision
  • Family routines and adolescent mental health: A qualitative descriptive study
  • The effectiveness of therapeutic horticulture in mental health

Current Research Projects:

  • The impact of multi-sensory interventions on the rates of seclusion and restraint in acute mental health units. (Collaboration with Te Pou)
  • Legislating for care: An exploration of the role of care managers under the IDCC&R Act. (Collaboration with School of Nursing, University of Auckland)


Sutton, D (2008). Recovery as the re-fabrication of everyday life: Exploring the meaning of doing for people recovering from mental illness. Unpublished PhD thesis, Auckland, New Zealand.


AUT Contestable Research Fund, 2009.
Last updated: 08 Mar 2011 2:45pm

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