Dr Deirdre Cooke - Nat School of Allied Health (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Assistant Supervisor – Only eligible to supervise with a fully accredited Principal or Co-supervisor


Deirdre joined ACU in February 2016 as Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy in a part time role. This allows her to continue clinical and research work in Rehabilitation. Deirdre completed a PhD in 2005 through the University of Queensland, and a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy at Boston University in 1990. Her PhD work involved the development and standardisation of a screening tool for visual perception and praxis following stroke patients with Australian normative data. Deirdre has co-supervised 13 honours student clinical research projects, co-authored two book chapters, published a standardised assessment in the area of stroke and has 15 peer-reviewed journal publications.


Phone :07 3623 7854 (Brisbane)
Email :deirdre.cooke@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Neurological Rehabilitation, Stroke ;

Methods Expertise

Quantitative ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Life without limbs: Technology to the rescue, in Prosthetics and Orthotics International. 40(4), 517-521. DOI: 10.1177/0309364615579316


What do our patients expect after hours?, in International Journal of Stroke, 10(Suppl.3), 58.

Understanding evidence-based behaviour change interventions to improve evidence-based clinical practice. le of Publication), in International Journal of Stroke, 10(Suppl.3), 9.


Cognitive Assessments, in I.E. Asher (Ed). Asher's Occupational Therapy Assessment Tools: An Annotated Index, 4th Ed.


Clock drawing from the Occupational Therapy Adult Perceptual Screening Test: Its correlation with demographic and clinical factors in the stroke population, in Australian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57. 183-189.


Australian normative data for the Occupational Therapy Adult Perceptual Screening Test, in Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 53, 325-336.


Development of a standardized occupational therapy screening tool for visual perception in adults, in Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 12, 59-71.