Associate Professor Elspeth Froude - Nat School of Allied Health (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


Elspeth Froude is Deputy Head of School, Allied Health (NSW) and Associate Professor (Head of Discipline) in Occupational Therapy.

Elspeth's research interests are in the area of working with children; cerebral palsy, autism, developmental coordination disorder and knowledge translation. Elspeth is a certified Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) Approach instructor -A cognitive approach to address child chosen motor goals.

Elspeth has also researched in the area of scholarship of learning and teaching in simulation.


Phone :2582 (North Sydney)
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Research Interests

paediatrics, developmental coordination disorder, ; motor learning, cerebral palsy, handwriting, play ; Knowledge Translation ; Clinical Simulation ;

Methods Expertise

Quantitative ; Mixed methods ;

Research Projects

Current Projects

  • The Development of the Measure of Early Vison Use (MEVU) (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)
  • An investigation into the clinical utility of robot- assisted upper limb therapy within an Australian rehabilitative setting. (PhD) (Co-Supervisor)
  • Feasibility of the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance ApproachTM to improve occupational performance and participation for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and coordination difficulties. (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)
  • An investigation and evaluation of an adapted bike program for children 4 to 18 years with disabilities (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)

Selected Publications