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Assoc. Prof. Elisa Yule Name: Assoc. Prof. Elisa Yule
Deputy Head, School of Allied Health NSW
+612 9739 2316
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
National School of Allied Health
North Sydney
Tenison Woods House(Bldg.532 - 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney NSW 2060)-Level 3-Room3.09
Biographical Information

Elisa Yule is Associate Professor (Occupational Therapy) and the Deputy Head of School, Allied Health (NSW). Elisa is a registered occupational therapist with extensive experience in mental health and international and community development. Elisa is committed to preparing students for successful careers in contemporary mental health services. This is reflected in her teaching and research initiatives which focus on co-producing mental health curricula with consumers to support occupational therapy student development of recovery-oriented capabilities, as well as exploring methods for increasing consumer involvement in the design, delivery, and evaluation of mental health services. Elisa's research interests also include asset-based approaches to support the participation in community of people experiencing disadvantage.

  • Dissanayake, R., Olivieri, R., Aguey-Zinsou, M., Yule, E., & Dunn, L. (2023). Exploring mental health consumer experiences of the strengths model of case management: A phenomenological study. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 00, 1-10. DOI: 10.1111/inm.13238
  • O&rsquoDonohue, E., Aguey-Zinsou, M., Yule, E., Fairhurst, I., & Debaets, M. (2023). Mental health consumer perspectives of a person-centred multidisciplinary care planning meeting on a rehabilitation inpatient unit. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 32, 1701-1712. DOI: 10.1111/inm.13192
  • Logan, A., Yule, E., Hughes, J., Peters, D., Hadley, M., Betts, B., Jones, L., & Froude, E. (2022). The impact of face-to-face mental health consumer-led teaching on occupational therapy student empathy levels: Two group comparison design. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 69, 703-713. DOI: 10.1111/1440-1630.12833.
  • Wilkes-Gillan, S., Cordier, R., Chen, Y, Swanton, R., Mahoney, N., Trimboli, C., Yule, E., & Tam, E. (2021) A systematic review of video-modelling interventions for children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 68, 454-471. DOI: 10.1111/1440-1630.12747.
  • Aguey-Zinsou, M., Sommer, J., Yule, E. (2018). Staff attitudes towards consumer participation and peer worker roles in a community mental health service. Journal of Recovery in Mental Health, 2, 82-90.
  • Logan, A., Yule, E., Taylor, M., & Imms, C. (2018). Mental health consumer participation in undergraduate occupational therapy student assessment: No negative impact. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 65, 494-502. DOI: 10.1111/1440-1630.12484
  • O'Brien, C., & Yule, E. (2016). Mindful of the intersession break in family therapy: The time to think experiment. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 37, 342-361. DOI: 10.1002/anzf.1165
  • Fitzgerald, M.H., Phillips, P.A., & Yule, E. (2006). The research ethics review process and ethics review narratives. Ethics and Behaviour, 16, 377-395. DOI:10.1207/s15327019eb1604_7
  • Fitzgerald, M.H., & Yule, E. (2004). Open and closed committees. Monash Bioethics Review, 23, 35-49. DOI:10.1007/BF03351411

Current Projects

Approaches to decision making in the use of community treatment orders

Consumer preferences for community mental health case management services

Impact of consumer involvement in the design, delivery and evaluation of occupational therapy mental health education on student capabilities for recovery-oriented practice


Mental health

Consumer involvement in the design, delivery and evaluation of mental health education and service delivery

International and community development

Community-centred practice


Professional Memberships

Registered Occupational Therapist with AHPRA

Member of Occupational Therapy Australia


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