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Dr Claire Lynch Name: Dr Claire Lynch
Senior Lecturer (Occupational Therapy)
+613 9230 8238
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Allied Health (VIC)
The Daniel Mannix Building(Bldg.403 - 8-14 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065)-Level 2-Room2.24
Biographical Information

Dr Claire Lynch graduated with a Bachelor of Honours Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. In 2017, She completed her Doctorate of Clinical Sciences in Occupational Therapy through La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Dr Lynch has worked clinically in community health, acute care and in a specialised renal service, predominantly with the adult population. 

Dr Lynch research expertise and interest is in exploring sexuality and well-being in predominantly four focus areas - Consumer Engagement Student and Healthcare Professionals Education Product Design/Assistive Technology and Outcome Measures. Dr Lynch has multiple publications in peer reviewed journals and has presented internationally and nationally at conferences and has research collaborations worldwide.



Lynch, C., & Fortune, T. (2019) Applying an Occupational Lens to Thinking About and Addressing Sexuality. Sexuality and Disability, 145&ndash159 


Spaseska, C., Lynch, C., Joosten, A., & Areskoug-Josefsson, K. (2022). Experience of recently graduated occupational therapists in addressing sexuality with their clients. Sexuality and Disability.


Lynch, C. & Joosten, A. V. (2022). Addressing sexuality: The comfort and preparedness of occupational therapy students. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 6 (1). jote.2022.060107


Coulter, D., Lynch, C., & Joosten, A. (2023) Exploring the perspectives of young adults with developmental disabilities about sexuality and sexual health education. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 1-12, 



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