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Dr Anne Williams

Acting Course Director & Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, Australia; Master of Occupational Therapy, La Trobe University, Australia; Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), Lincoln Insititute of Health Sciences, Australia


Anne Williams engages in  research that focuses on factors that support people experiencing mental illnesses to participate in meaningful occupations, including employment, education and actively managing their health. Anne's PhD research (completed in 2020) explored the experiences of consumers experiencing severe mental illnesses and mental health workers who together accessed a recovery-oriented website using a tablet computer. The website, Self-Management And Recovery Technology (SMART) was developed at Swinburne University under the leadership of Associate Professor Neil Thomas. SMART contained peer videos, self-management tools and a forum for connecting with peers. The qualitative arm of the research built knowledge about how online resources and mobile technology can be used collaboratively to support people experiencing mental illnesses with their recovery and self-management.

Anne's affiliations include: the Department of Nursing and Allied Health, the Centre for Mental Health, and the Persicope research lab led by Associate Professor Neil Thomas, all at Swinburne University of Technology. Areas of strength include: use of online resources and mobile technology in mental health practice; occupational therapy and occupational science.

Research interests

Mental Health; Allied Health Education

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Health Services And Systems - 420300
  • Public Health - 420600

Teaching areas

Occupational Therapy


Also published as: Williams, Anne; Williams, A.; Williams, Anne E.
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