Dr Joanna Fadyl

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Senior Lecturer

Email: joanna.fadyl@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7678-9122

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Qualifications:

  • PhD, Auckland University of Technology
  • MHSc, Auckland University of Technology
  • BSc (Psychology), University of Auckland

Overview:

Jo came to her current roles in research and teaching from prior work in vocational rehabilitation. She has a particular interest in how societal culture and values influence health and rehabilitation - frequently drawing on scholarship in critical disability studies and post-structural theory.

Jo teaches on the postgraduate rehabilitation programme and has published on a range of aspects of rehabilitation research and methodology. She also contributes to the field internationally as peer reviewer, examiner and speaker at national and international conferences. Jo has worked on a diverse range of research projects in both principal and co-investigator roles, and is involved in developing research capacity through postgraduate research supervision, research leadership and methodological discussion forums.

Research interests:

Jo's current research programme focuses on high-quality NZ-based vocational rehabilitation research, and using post-structural inquiry in rehabilitation research. This includes encouraging researchers and practitioners to consider the role that rehabilitation plays in broader society and what that means for their practice.

Vocational rehabilitation and work-ability

Social and political influences of disability and rehabilitation

Qualitative research, especially Foucauldian discourse analysis and related post-structural methodologies

Teaching summary:

Teaching areas:

Vocational rehabilitation

Case management

Social and political context of disability and rehabilitation

Post-structural research

Fields of research:

  • Rehabilitation and Therapy (Excl. Physiotherapy)
  • Health and Community Services
  • Sociological Methodology and Research Methods

Professional activities:

Invitation to present research

  • Webinar specifically organised by Work Counts to present research findings, Online (2020)

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Khoronzhevych, M., & Fadyl, J. (2020). How congruent is person-centred practice with labour activation policy? Person-centred approach to vocational interventions on immigrant jobseekers in Norway. European Journal of Social Work. doi:10.1080/13691457.2020.1793112

  • Christopherson, R. M., Fadyl, J. K., & Lewis, G. N. (2020). Return-to-work expectations and workplace supports in New Zealand: Injured workers’ perspectives. Disability and Rehabilitation. doi:10.1080/09638288.2020.1776775

  • Fadyl, J. K., Cunningham, H., Nakarada-Kordic, I., Reay, S., Waters, T., Waterworth, K., & Gibson, B. E. (2020). Settled and unsettling: Design and flows of affect in a hospital waiting area. Design for Health, 4(1), 63-81. doi:10.1080/24735132.2020.1733345

  • Fadyl, J. K., Teachman, G., & Hamdani, Y. (2019). Problematizing ‘productive citizenship’ within rehabilitation services: Insights from three studies. Disability and Rehabilitation. doi:10.1080/09638288.2019.1573935

  • Fadyl, J. K., Theadom, A., Channon, A., & McPherson, K. M. (2019). Recovery and adaptation after traumatic brain injury in New Zealand: Longitudinal qualitative findings over the first two years. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 29(7), 1095-1112. doi:10.1080/09602011.2017.1364653

  • McPherson, K., Fadyl, J., Theadom, A., Channon, A., Levack, W., Starkey, N., . . . TBI Experiences Research Group. (2018). Living life after Traumatic Brain Injury: Phase 1 of a longitudinal qualitative study. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 33(1). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28520671

  • Fadyl, J. K., Channon, A., Theadom, A., McPherson, K. M., & TBI Experiences Research Group. (2017). Optimising qualitative longitudinal analysis: Insights from a study of traumatic brain injury recovery and adaptation. Nursing Inquiry, 24(2). doi:10.1111/nin.12170

  • Fadyl, J. K., & Payne, D. (2016). Socially constructed ‘value’ and vocational experiences following neurological injury. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38(22). doi:10.3109/09638288.2015.1116620

  • Fadyl, J., McPherson, K., & Nicholls, D. (2015). Re/creating entrepreneurs of the self: Discourses of worker and employee 'value' and current vocational rehabilitation practices. Sociology of Health and Illness, 37(4). doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12212

  • Levack, W. M. M., Boland, P., Taylor, W. J., Siegert, R. J., Kayes, N. M., Fadyl, J. K., & McPherson, K. M. (2014). Establishing a person-centred framework of self-identity after traumatic brain injury: A grounded theory study to inform measure development. BMJ Open, 4(5). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004630

  • Fadyl, J. K., McPherson, K. M., Schluter, P. J., & Turner-Stokes, L. (2014). Development of a new tool to evaluate work support needs and guide vocational rehabilitation: The Work-ability Support Scale (WSS). Disability and Rehabilitation. doi:10.3109/09638288.2014.914586

  • Theadom, A., Fadyl, J., Hollands, T., Foster, A., & McPherson, K. M. (2014). Exploring participant experiences of research after traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 28(7). doi:10.3109/02699052.2014.888767

  • Turner-Stokes, L., Fadyl, J., Rose, H., Williams, H., Schluter, P., & McPherson, K. (2014). The Work-ability Support Scale: Evaluation of scoring accuracy and rater reliability. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 24(3). doi:10.1007/s10926-013-9486-1

  • Fadyl, JK., Nicholls, D. A., & McPherson, KM. (2013). Interrogating discourse: The application of Foucault’s methodological discussion to specific inquiry. Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the social study of health, illness and medicine, 17(5). doi:10.1177/1363459312464073

  • Fadyl, J. K., & Nicholls, D. A. (2013). Foucault, the subject, and the research interview: A critique of methods. Nursing Inquiry, 20(1).

  • Fadyl, J. K., McPherson, K. M., & Kayes, N. M. (2011). Perspectives on quality of care for people who experience disability. BMJ Quality & Safety, 20(1). Retrieved from http://qualitysafety.bmj.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/content/20/1/87.full.pdf

  • Fadyl, J. K., McPherson, K. M., Schluter, P. J., & Turner-Stokes, L. (2010). Erratum: Factors contributing to work-ability for injured workers: Literature review and comparison with available measures (Disability and Rehabilitation 32:14 (1173-1183)). Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(19).

  • Levack, W. M. M., Kayes, N. M., & Fadyl, J. K. (2010). Experience of recovery and outcome following traumatic brain injury: a metasynthesis of qualitative research. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(12).

  • Fadyl, J. K., McPherson, K. M., Schluter, P. J., & Turner Stokes, L. (2010). Factors contributing to work-ability for injured workers: Literature review and comparison with available measures. Disability & Rehabilitation, 32(14). Retrieved from http://informahealthcare.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/

  • Fadyl, J. K., & McPherson, K. M. (2009). Understanding decisions about work after spinal cord injury. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 20(1). Retrieved from http://www.springerlink.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/

  • Fadyl, J., & McPherson, K. (2009). Approaches to vocational rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury: A review of the evidence. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 24(3).

  • Fadyl, J. K., & McPherson, K. M. (2008). Return to work after injury: A review of evidence regarding expectations and injury perceptions, and their influence on outcome. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 18(4). Retrieved from http://www.springerlink.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/

Creative works

  • Denny, S. E., & Fadyl, J. K. (2012). Envisaging Vocational Rehabilitation (No. Of Pieces: 2) [Artefact]. Münster, Germany: Westfälischer Kunstverein. Retrieved from http://natlib.govt.nz/

Book chapters

  • Nicholls, D. A., Gibson, B. E., & Fadyl, J. K. (2015). Rethinking movement: Postmodern reflections on a dominant rehabilitation discourse. In K. McPherson, B. E. Gibson, & A. LaPlege (Eds.), Rethinking rehabilitation: Theory and practice. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Conference contributions

  • McAulay, L., Fadyl, J., & Terry, G. (2019). Vocational rehabilitation teams: Does the concept match the reality?. In New Zealand Occupational Rehabilitation Conference. Auckland: Career Development Association of New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.cdanz.org.nz/professional-learning/events/nzorc19/

  • Fadyl, J., Levack, W., & Anstiss, D. (2019). Work and long-term conditions: Engaging stakeholders in a systematic review. In NZORC19L New Zealand Occupational Rehabilitation Conference. Auckland: Career Development Association of New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.cdanz.org.nz/professional-learning/events/nzorc19/

  • Harvey, K., Ockerse, T., & Fadyl, J. (2019). Supporting adults with acquired neurological conditions at work. In OTNZ - WNA Conference Abstracts. Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.cmnzl.co.nz/otnzwnaevents/home/

  • Cunningham, H., Fadyl, J., Reay, S. D., & White, D. (2017). Discourse and collaborative design: exploring a critical approach to community engagement for design research insight. In Design4Health, Melbourne. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Design4Health 2017 (pp. 64-70). Melbourne.

  • Fadyl, J. (2017). Examining cultural discourses to understand how vocational rehabilitation works. In Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society Conference 2017: Building bridges. Brisbane.

  • Scott, K., Fadyl, J., Wrapson, J., Stewart, L., Short, E., & Theadom, A. (2017). Lessons learned through collaborating to present research findings to the wider community. In New Zealand Rehabilitation Association 2017 Conference. Christchurch.

  • Cunningham, H., Fadyl, J., Reay, S. D., & White, D. (2017). Exploring social meaning in the design of medical devices through exhibiting design artefacts in community environments. In Making an Impact: New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference 2017. Christchurch, NZ. Retrieved from http://cathedconvention2018.co.nz/nzrc17/programme

  • Fadyl, J., Theadom, A., Channon, A., & McPherson, K. (2017). Cultivating recovery: Longitudinal qualitative findings from a study of recovery and adaptation after Traumatic Brain Injury. In NZRA Conference 2017: Making an impact. Christchurch. Retrieved from http://cathedconvention2018.co.nz/nzrc17/programme

  • Fadyl, J. (2017). Employer engagement in vocational rehabilitation: Issues and initiatives in the research literature. In New Zealand Occupational Rehabilitation Conference 2017. Wellington.

  • Fadyl, J., Teachman, G., & Hamdani, Y. (2017). Return to normal or social change? The impact of rehabilitation as a social practice. In New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference: Making an impact. Christchurch New Zealand.

  • Fadyl, J. (2016). Interdisciplinary vocational rehabilitation: Challenges and opportunities. .

  • Fadyl, J., Smith, G., Fadyl, R., Channon, A., Theadom, A., & McPherson, K. (2015). Using non-academic technologies to enhance data analysis in a longitudinal qualitative study of traumatic brain injury. In AFRM/NZRA Combined Rehabilitation Meeting 2015. Wellington.

  • Fadyl, J., & Payne, D. (2015). Vocational experiences following neurological injury: The importance of worker identities and 'value'.. In AFRM/NZRA Combined Rehabilitation Meeting 2015. Wellington.

  • Payne, D. A., & Fadyl, J. (2015). Popular media and (in)fertility: A genealogical analysis. In 6th International In Sickness and In Health Conference. Palma de Mallorca.

  • Rose, H., Turner-Stokes, L., Schluter, P., McPherson, K., Fadyl, J., & Williams, H. (2014). Design and evaluation of the work-ability support scale: an international collaboration. In BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Vol. 77 (pp. 68). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Lefono, T., Fadyl, J. K., Theadom, A., & McPherson, K. (2014). Information needs and cultural issues of importance for Pasifika peoples following a spinal cord injury. In International Pacific Health Conference 2014 (pp. 132-133). Auckland.

  • Lefono, T., Fadyl, J. K., Theadom, A., & McPherson, K. (2014). Information needs and cultural issues of importance for Pasifika peoples following a spinal cord injury. In Samoa Conference III: Opportunities and challenges for a sustainable cultural and natural environment. Apia.

  • Lefono, T., Fadyl, J. K., Theadom, A., & McPherson, K. (2014). Information needs and cultural issues of importance for Pasifika peoples following a spinal cord injury. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference 2014: Linking the chain. Auckland.

  • Fadyl, J. K., Nicholls, D., & McPherson, K. (2013). Vocational rehabilitation as a governmental technology: The pursuit of normal life. In 5th In Sickness and in Health (ISIH) Conference: From the Margins: Radical Thoughts for Health Practices and Research. Montreal.

  • Teachman, G., & Fadyl, J. K. (2013). What do postmodern theories have to do with rehabilitation?. In New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference: Connecting, Living, Rebuilding (pp. 89-90). Nelson.

  • Fadyl, J. K., McPherson, K. M., & Nicholls, D. A. (2013). Addressing barriers or redefining careers? A discourse analysis of current practices in vocational rehabilitation. In New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference: Connecting, Living, Rebuilding. Nelson.

  • Fadyl, J. K., Nicholls, D. A., & McPherson, K. M. (2012). Using vocational rehabilitation's past to consider it's future. In Working Well: Occupational Health Special Interest Group Conference. Wellington.

  • Fadyl, J. K. (2012). Subject, knowledge and power in the connection between work and health. In Rethinking Rehabilitation. Toronto.

  • Boland, P., Levack, W., Taylor, W., Weatherall, M., McPherson, K., Fadyl, J., . . . Siegert, R. (2012). Recovery and rehabilitation: What happens when the health professionals stop coming?. In New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists Conference. Hamilton.

  • Turner-Stokes, L., Fadyl, J. K., McPherson, K. M., Rose, H., & Williams, H. (2011). The Work-ability Support Scale: Development and preliminary evaluation. In American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly: Destination Education. Orlando, Florida. Retrieved from http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/

  • Kayes, N., Theadom, A., Smith, G., Fadyl, J., & McPherson, K. (2011). The self-regulatory skills interview: Assessment of a revised scoring protocol. In 8th Conference of the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group. Rotorua.

  • Fadyl, J. K., Nicholls, D. A., & McPherson, K. M. (2011). The last 100 years in vocational rehabilitation: A tale of innovation and progress or change and rediscovery?. In 2011 New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Biennial Conference. Auckland.

  • Levack, W. M. M., McPherson, K. M., Kayes, N. M., Fadyl, J. K., Gewurtz, R., & DeJong, G. (2010). The Role of Qualitative Metasynthesis in Evidence-Based Rehabilitation. In Symposia presentation at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine conference. Montreal.

  • Levack, W. M. M., Kayes, N. M., & Fadyl, J. K. (2010). Reconstruction of identity following traumatic brain injury: reflections on a metasynthesis of qualitative research and the role of physiotherapy. In New Zealand Society of Physiotherapy conference. Auckland.

  • Trexler, L., Fadyl, J., Malec, J., Hart, T., & McPherson, K. (2010). Resource Facilitation: Methodologies and methods of enhancing community participation after brain injury. In ACRM-ASNR Joint Educational Conference. Montreal.

  • Levack, W., McPherson, K., Kayes, N., Fadyl, J., Gewertz, R., & DeJong, G. (2010). The Role of Qualitative Metasynthesis in Evidence-based Rehabilitation. In ACRM-ASNR Joint Educational Conference. Montreal.

  • Fadyl, J. K., McPherson, K. M., & Kayes, N. (2010). Quality of life of those who experience disability - NZ contribution to the international WHOQOL-DIS project. In Meeting of the 2010 Summer Quality of Life Conference. Auckland.

  • Fadyl, J., McPherson, K. M., & Turner Stokes, L. (2009). (Dis)incentives for RTW after injury: do we have the full picture? Insights from two qualitative projects. In AFRM/NZRA/NIRR Rehabilitation Conference "Working together across the lifespan - An interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation. Queenstown.

  • Fadyl, J., McPherson, K. M., Schluter, P., & Turner Stokes, L. (2009). What are the components of work-ability? A conceptual review of the literature. In AFRM/NZRA/NIRR Rehabilitation Conference "Working together across the lifespan - An interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation. Queenstown.

  • Fadyl, J., McPherson, K., Kayes, N., & Taylor, W. (2008). Exploring perspectives on quality of care for people experiencing disability. In 10th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine. : International Society of Behavioural Medicine.

  • Fadyl, J. K., McPherson, K. M., Perriam, A., & Atresh, S. (2008). Exploring decisions about employment after spinal cord injury. In Australian & New Zealand Spinal Cord Society Annual Scientific Meeting (pp. 62). : ANZSCoS.

  • Johnston, S., Charlesworth, P., Kayes, N., McPherson, K., Taylor, D., Cummins, C., . . . Leete, M. (2007). Facilitators and barriers to physical activity for people with stroke: A qualitative exploration. In New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists Neurology Group Neurosymposium Programme and Book of Abstracts (pp. 15). Nelson.

Reports

  • Fadyl, J., & Scott, K. (2016). ACC Horizon Scan: Vocational Rehabilitation.

  • Czuba, K., Fadyl, J. K., Kayes, N., & Kersten, P. (2015). Integrated Care Review: Integrated Care Review.

  • Czuba, K., Kayes, N., Fadyl, J. K., & Kersten, P. (2015). Peer Mentoring for Spinal Cord Injury.

  • Fadyl, J. K. (2013). Rehabilitation pathways following injury for older adults with cognitive impairment.

  • Fadyl, J. K. (2013). Thematic amalgamation and summary of social rehabilitation research reports from 2012.

  • McPherson, K. M., Fadyl, J., Rutherford, S., Bright, F., Kayes, N., & Moloczij, N. (2009). Rehabilitation outcome measures literature review. Auckland: AUT University.

  • McPherson, K. M., Kayes, N., Fadyl, J., Smith, G. A., Moloczij, N., & Kersten, P. (2009). Reviews of Return to Work and Prevention of Work Disability - Final Report. Auckland: AUT University.

Theses

  • Fadyl, J. K. (2013). Re-working disability: A Foucauldian discourse analysis of vocational rehabilitation in Aotearoa New Zealand. (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland New Zealand). Retrieved from http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/5465

  • Fadyl, J. K. (2009). Development of a new measure of work-ability for injured workers. (AUT University, Auckland).

Oral presentations

  • Fadyl, J. (2016). Entrepreneurs of ourselves: When vocational rehabilitation is career development … and why that matters.. Christchurch.

  • Fadyl, J. K. (2011). Three minute thesis presentation. Auckland, New Zealand.

  • McPherson, K. M., Kayes, N. M., Fadyl, J., Smith, G., Moloczji, N., & Kersten, P. (2009). Work and disability review findings workshop. Wellington.

  • McPherson, K. M., Kayes, N. M., Fadyl, J., & Smith, G. (2008). Exploring research evidence: Drivers of rehabilitation performance. Wellington, New Zealand.

  • McPherson, K., Fadyl, J., & Levac, W. (2008). The value of work (invited speaker. Auckland, New Zealand.

Other outputs

  • Lefono, T., Fadyl, J. K., Theadom, A., & McPherson, KM. (2014). Information needs and cultural issues of importance for Pasifika peoples following a spinal cord injury: Summer studentship project findings (report prepared for NZ Accident Compensation Corporation). Auckland University of Technology.

  • Fadyl, J. K. (2011). Rethinking the relevance of history. Kaleidoscope Consulting International. Retrieved from http://workforall.co.nz/category/blog/page/3/

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