Mrs Melanie Hoyle

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Research Fellow

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
m.hoyle@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56161

Overview

Melanie Hoyle is a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at The University of Queensland. She completed her PhD is 2022 and Masters in Occupational Therapy Studies in 2004. These degrees were on the back of previously completed studies in science, psychology, health management and health promotion. Melanie has practiced in a broad range of clinical areas, with diverse population groups. She is passionate about partnering with people to support participation in occupations and improve life satisfaction regardless of health condition. Presently her research interests are concentrated on factors that impact on people’s participation in the community and her PhD focused on exploring these influences with people who have experience stroke. She also has research interests in the impact of the NDIS on consumer and clincians experiences in service provision, assistive technology and home-modifications and their influence on participation outcomes, and facilitating leisure opportunities for people with disabilities.

Research Interests

  • Assistive Technology
  • Consumer/Client Codesign
  • Life Satisfaction
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Participation
  • Personal Factors

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy of Allied Health, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy of Occupational Therapy, The University of Queensland
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Central Queensland University
  • Masters (Coursework) of Occupational Therapy Studies, The University of Queensland
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Women's Health), Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • de Jonge, Desleigh, Hoyle, Melanie and Ainsworth, Elizabeth (2019). Developing and tailoring interventions. Occupational therapist's guide to home modification practice. (pp. 195-223) edited by E. Ainsworth and D. DeJonge. Thorofare, NJ, United States: Slack.

  • de Jonge, Desleigh and Hoyle, Melanie (2019). Evaluating clients' home modification needs and priorities. Occupational therapist's guide to home modification practice. (pp. 111-144) edited by E. Ainsworth and D. DeJonge. Thorofare, NJ, United States: Slack.

  • de Jonge, Desleigh and Hoyle, Melanie (2019). Evaluating outcomes. Occupational therapist's guide to home modification practice. (pp. 283-311) edited by E. Ainsworth and D. DeJonge. Thorofare, NJ, United States: Slack.

  • de Jonge, Desleigh and Hoyle, Melanie (2019). Sourcing and evaluating products and designs. Occupational therapist's guide to home modification practice. (pp. 225-246) edited by E. Ainsworth and D. DeJonge. Thorofare, NJ, United States: Slack.

  • De Jonge, Desleigh, Hoyle, Melanie, Layton, Natasha and Verdonck, Michele (2017). The occupational therapist: enabling activities and participation using assistive technology. Assistive technology assessment handbook. (pp. 211-234) edited by Stefano Federici and Marcia Scherer. Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781351228411

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor