Dr Daniel Sutton

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Senior Lecturer

Email: dsutton@aut.ac.nz

Qualifications:

  • PhD, Auckland University of Technology
  • PG Diploma, Auckland Univeristy of Technology
  • BHSc, Auckland University of Technology

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Sutton, D., Bejerholm, U., & Eklund, M. (2019). Empowerment, self and engagement in day centre occupations: A longitudinal study among people with long-term mental illness. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 26(1), 69-78. doi:10.1080/11038128.2017.1397742

  • Wallis, K., Sutton, D., & Bassett, S. (2018). Sensory modulation for people with anxiety in a community mental health setting. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 34(2), 122-137. doi:10.1080/0164212X.2017.1363681

  • Sutton, D., Wilson, M., Van Kessel, K., & Vanderpyl, J. (2013). Optimizing arousal to manage aggression: A pilot study of sensory modulation. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. doi:10.1111/inm.12010

  • Prebble, K., Diesfeld, K., Frey, R., Sutton, D., Honey, M., Vickery, R., & McKenna, B. (2012). The Care Manager’s dilemma: Balancing human rights with risk management for persons with intellectual disability under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act (2003). Disability and Society.

  • Sutton, D., Hocking, C., & Smythe, L. (2012). A phenomenological study of occupational engagement in recovery from mental illness. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79(3).

  • Prebble, K., Vickery, R., Frey, R., Diesfeld, K., Honey, M., Mckenna, B., & Sutton, D. (2011). A care manager’s dilemma: Balancing human rights with risk management for intellectually disabled offenders under the IDCC&R Act (2003). In Mental Health and Social Justice Symposium. Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/

  • Vanderpyl, J., Farrow, T., & Sutton, D. (2011). Sensory Modulation as a coercion reduction initiative in New Zealand: Evidence for practice and the development of implementation tools. In 7th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry. Prague. Retrieved from http://www.oudconsultancy.nl/

  • Sutton, D. (2010). Recovery as the re-fabrication of everyday life: Exploring the meaning of doing for people recovering from mental illness. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57(1).

  • Prebble, K., Vickery, R., Diesfeld, K., Honey, M., Mckenna, B., & Sutton, D. (2010). Care managers under the IDCC&R Act: A report on Stage One of a research study. In New Zealand Society for the Study of Intellectual Disabilities Annual Conference. Dunedin.

  • Sutton, D. (2010). Exploring the dynamics of occupational engagement in recovery. In Conference Program and Handbook of the Refocus on Recovery Conference. London.

  • Sutton, D., Wilson, M., Van Kessel, K., & Garrett, N. (2010). Examining the use of sensory interventions in acute mental health units: A pilot study. In The Proceedings of the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference. Nelson.

  • Prebble, K., Vickery, R., Diesfeld, K., Honey, M., Mckenna, B., & Sutton, D. (2009). Legislating for care: An exploration of the role of care managers under the IDCC&R Act 2003. In New Zealand Society for the Study of Intellectual Disabilities Annual Conference. Hamilton.

  • Sutton, D. (2009). Recovery as the re-fabrication of everyday life: Exploring the meaning of doing for people recovering from mental illness. (AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand).

  • Sutton, D. (2008). Therapeutic tact: Being-with as having the right touch. In 'Listening Together' Conference. Auckland.

  • Sutton, D. (2006). The lived experience of occupational performance during recovery from mental illness. In Conference Program and Handbook of the 14th International Congress of the World Federation of Occcupational Therapists. Sydney.

Journal articles

  • Sutton, D., Bejerholm, U., & Eklund, M. (2019). Empowerment, self and engagement in day centre occupations: A longitudinal study among people with long-term mental illness. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 26(1), 69-78. doi:10.1080/11038128.2017.1397742

  • Stembridge de Aguilera,, J., Hocking, C., & Sutton, D. (2018). The transformative power of therapeutic theatre: Enabling health and wellbeing. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65(2), 31-38.

  • Wallis, K., Sutton, D., & Bassett, S. (2018). Sensory modulation for people with anxiety in a community mental health setting. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 34(2), 122-137. doi:10.1080/0164212X.2017.1363681

  • Prebble, K., Diesfeld, K., Frey, R., Sutton, D., Honey, M., Vickery, R., & McKenna, B. (2017). Legislating for care: The care manager’s role under the New Zealand Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act (2003).. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability.

  • Hollands, T., Sutton, D., Wright-St. Clair, V., & Hall, R. (2015). Māori mental health consumers’ sensory experience of kapa haka and its utility to occupational therapy practice. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62(1). Retrieved from https://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=306162481159215;res=IELNZC

  • Sutton, D., Wilson, M., Van Kessel, K., & Vanderpyl, J. (2013). Optimizing arousal to manage aggression: A pilot study of sensory modulation. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. doi:10.1111/inm.12010

  • Prebble, K., Diesfeld, K., Frey, R., Sutton, D., Honey, M., Vickery, R., & McKenna, B. (2013). The care manager's dilemma: Balancing human rights with risk management under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003. Disability & Society, 28(1). doi:10.1080/09687599.2012.695527

  • Koome, F., Hocking, C., & Sutton, D. (2012). Why routines matter: The nature and meaning of family routines in the context of adolescent mental illness. Journal of Occupational Science, 19(4).

  • Koome, F., Hocking, C. S., & Sutton, D. (2012). Why routines matter: The nature and meaning of family routines in the context of adolescent mental illness. Journal of Occupational Science, 19(4). doi:10.1080/14427591.2012.718245

  • Prebble, K., Diesfeld, K., Frey, R., Sutton, D., Honey, M., Vickery, R., & McKenna, B. (2012). The Care Manager’s dilemma: Balancing human rights with risk management for persons with intellectual disability under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act (2003). Disability and Society.

  • Sutton, D., Hocking, C., & Smythe, L. (2012). A phenomenological study of occupational engagement in recovery from mental illness. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79(3).

  • Sutton, D. (2010). Recovery as the re-fabrication of everyday life: Exploring the meaning of doing for people recovering from mental illness. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57(1).

Conference contributions

  • Azuela, G., Sutton, D., & van Kessel, K. (2016). Organisational case studies of sensory modulation in adult acute mental health services. In TheMHS: Authenticity Starts in the Heart. Auckland.

  • Azuela, G., Sutton, D., & van Kessel, K. (2016). Using organisational case study design to explore the implementation of sensory modulation programme. In 17th International Mental Health Conference. Gold Coast.

  • Sutton, D., & Liggins, J. (2016). Creating space for healing in mental health care and recovery. In TheMHS: Authenticity Starts in the Heart. Auckland.

  • Sutton, D. (2015). Recovery as a process of being, becoming and belonging through everyday doing. In Service User Academia Symposium 2015: Creating Connections & Building Bridges Together. Auckland.

  • Sutton, D., Wallis, K., & Bassett, S. (2015). Sensory Modulation to improve quality of life and participation for people with anxiety.. In 17th European Sensory Integration Congress. Birmingham.

  • Sutton, D. (2014). Sensory-based intervention in mental health. In Danish Association of Occupational Therapists Mental Health Conference. Copenhagen.

  • Sutton, D. (2014). Mental health recovery as an occupational process. In Danish Association of Occupational Therapists Mental Health Conference. Copenhagen.

  • Sutton, D. (2012). Enabling recovery from mental illness through occupation & therapeutic tact. In 9th Council of Occupational Therapists European Countries Congress congress of Occupational Therapy. Stockholm. Retrieved from http://cotec2012.se/?id=41

  • Sutton, D., van Kessel, K., Swanson, C., McDonald, A., Dempsey, A., & Wilson, M. (2012). Sensory-based approaches to managing distress: The theory that supports the practice.. In Book of Abstracts - 22nd Annual TheMHS Conference (pp. 87). Cairns.

  • Hollands, T., Sutton, D., Wright-St Clair, V., & Hall, R. (2012). Exploring the sensory experiences of tangata whaiora engaging in kapa haka. In New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists Conference. Hamilton.

  • Nayar, S. C., Stanley, M., Sutton, D., & Jones, M. (2012). Researching practice issues: Ensuring rigour from design to implementation. In New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapy Conference. Hamilton.

  • Sutton, D., & Van Kessel, K. (2012). Qualitative findings from a pilot study examining the use of sensory interventions in New Zealand acute mental health services. In The MHS 2012: Recovering Citizenship. Cairns: The Mental Health Services Conference Inc. of Australia and New Zealand.

  • Prebble, K., Vickery, R., Frey, R., Diesfeld, K., Honey, M., Mckenna, B., & Sutton, D. (2011). A care manager’s dilemma: Balancing human rights with risk management for intellectually disabled offenders under the IDCC&R Act (2003). In Mental Health and Social Justice Symposium. Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/

  • Vanderpyl, J., Farrow, T., & Sutton, D. (2011). Sensory Modulation as a coercion reduction initiative in New Zealand: Evidence for practice and the development of implementation tools. In 7th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry. Prague. Retrieved from http://www.oudconsultancy.nl/

  • Prebble, K., Vickery, R., Diesfeld, K., Honey, M., Mckenna, B., & Sutton, D. (2010). Care managers under the IDCC&R Act: A report on Stage One of a research study. In New Zealand Society for the Study of Intellectual Disabilities Annual Conference. Dunedin.

  • Sutton, D. (2010). Exploring the dynamics of occupational engagement in recovery. In Conference Program and Handbook of the Refocus on Recovery Conference. London.

  • Sutton, D., Wilson, M., Van Kessel, K., & Garrett, N. (2010). Examining the use of sensory interventions in acute mental health units: A pilot study. In The Proceedings of the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference. Nelson.

  • Prebble, K., Vickery, R., Diesfeld, K., Honey, M., Mckenna, B., & Sutton, D. (2009). Legislating for care: An exploration of the role of care managers under the IDCC&R Act 2003. In New Zealand Society for the Study of Intellectual Disabilities Annual Conference. Hamilton.

  • Sutton, D. (2008). Therapeutic tact: Being-with as having the right touch. In 'Listening Together' Conference. Auckland.

  • Sutton, D. (2006). The lived experience of occupational performance during recovery from mental illness. In Conference Program and Handbook of the 14th International Congress of the World Federation of Occcupational Therapists. Sydney.

  • Sutton, D. (2004). The meaning of doing in recovery from psychosis: An occupational perspective. In 2nd Annual Making Sense of Psychosis Conference. Auckland.

  • Sutton, D. (2004). The meaning of doing in recovery from mental illness. [Abstract]. In New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists Conference handbook and abstracts (pp. F5). : New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists.

  • Maire, M., Neas, A., Reed, K., Rigby, C., Sutton, D., Tregoweth, J., & Pentland, M. (2002). Choice and change: An introduction to the psychiatric rehabilitation process.. In New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists Conference (pp. 34). .

  • Maire, M., Neas, A., Reed, K., Rigby, C., Sutton, D., & Tregoweth, J. (2002). Connection and collaboration: Exploring the relationship in psychiatric rehabilitation.. In New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists Conference (pp. 38). .

  • Sutton, D. (1999). Rehabilitation readiness. Preparing consumers for change.. In NZAOT Occupational Therapy Symposium. Auckland.

Reports

  • Sutton, D., Webster, S., & Wilson, M. (2014). Debriefing following seclusion and restraint: A summary of relevant literature. Auckland, New Zealand: The National Centre of Mental Health Research, Information and Workforce Development (Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui). Retrieved from https://www.tepou.co.nz/

  • Sutton, D., & Nicholson, E. (2011). Sensory Modulation in Acute Mental Health wards: A Qualitative Study of Staff and Service User Perspectives. Auckland, New Zealand: The National Centre of Mental Health Research, Information and Workforce Development (Te Pou).

Theses

  • Sutton, D. (2009). Recovery as the re-fabrication of everyday life: Exploring the meaning of doing for people recovering from mental illness. (AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand).

Oral presentations

  • Wallis, K., Sutton, D., & Bassett, S. (2016). Sensory Modulation to improve quality of life and participation for people with anxiety.. Birmingham, U.K..

  • Azuela, G., Sutton, D., & van Kessel, K. (2016). Using organisational case study design to explore the implementation of sensory modulation programme.. Gold Coast, Australia.

  • Azuela, G., Sutton, D., & van Kessel, K. (2016). Organisational case studies of sensory modulation in adult acute mental health services.. Auckland, NZ.

  • Sutton, D., & Liggins, J. (2016). Creating space for healing in mental health care and recovery.. Auckland, NZ.

  • Sutton, D. (2014). Sensory-based intervention in mental health. Copenhagen, Deenmark.

  • Sutton, D. (2014). Mental health recovery as an occupational process. Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Sutton, D., & van Kessel, K. (2012). Qualitative findings from a pilot study examining the use of sensory interventions in New Zealand acute mental health services.. Carins, Australia.

  • Prebble, K., Frey, R., Vickery, R., Diesfeld, K., Honey, M., Mckenna, B., & Sutton, D. (2011). A care manager’s dilemma: Balancing human rights with risk management for intellectually disabled offenders under the IDCC&R Act (2003). Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/son/research/news-events.aspx

  • Sutton, D. (2006). The lived experience of occupational performance during recovery from mental illness. Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Sutton, D. (2004). The meaning of doing in recovery from mental illness. Auckland, New Zealand.