Refugees & Asylum Seekers: Research Articles

  1. Abur, W. & Spaaij, R. (2016). Settlement and employment experiences of South Sudanese people from refugee backgrounds in Melbourne, Australia. Australasian Review of African Studies, 37(2), 107-128.
  2. Adams, E. & Peterson, M. (2018). Occupational justice concerns for Muslim refugees in the United States. Occupational Therapy Capstones. 380.
  3. AlHeresh, R., Bryant, W., & Holm, M. (2013). Community-based rehabilitation in Jordan: Challenges to achieving occupational justice. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(21), 1848-1852.
  4. Blankvoort, N., Arslan, M., Tonoyan, A., Damour, A. Q., & Mpabanzi, L. (2018). A new you: A collaborative exploration of occupational therapy's role with refugees. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 74(2), 92-98.
  5. Cantrell, J., Banuelos, K.K., Chan, A., and Daine, J.H. (2019). Transition in occupations of refugees during resettlement. Occupational Therapy | Graduate Capstone Projects. 3.
  6. Darawsheh, W. B. (2019). Exploration of occupational deprivation among Syrian refugees displaced in Jordan. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(4), 1-9.
  7. Darawsheh, W., Chard, G., & Eklund, M. (2015). The challenge of cultural competency in the multicultural 21st century: A conceptual model to guide occupational therapy practice. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 3(2), 5. 10.15453/2168-6408.1147
  8. De Koker, R., Lambers, S., & Vercruysse, L. (2019). Occupational therapy at 'Klein Kasteeltje' in Brussels for children of asylum seekers who cannot participate in the Belgian schooling system. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 75(1), 34-42.
  9. DiVito, B., Payton, C., Shanfeld, G., Altshuler, M., & Scott, K. (2016). A collaborative approach to promoting continuing care for refugees. Harvard Public Health Review, 9, 1-12.
  10. Fransen, S., Vargas-Silva, C., & Siegel, M. (2018). The impact of refugee experiences on education: Evidence from Burundi. IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 8(1).
  11. Gupta, J. (2012). Human displacement, occupational disruptions, and reintegration: A case study. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 66(1), 27-29.
  12. Hocking, C. (2012). Working for citizenship: The dangers of occupational deprivation. Work, 41(4), 391-395. doi: 10.3233/WOR-2012-1316
  13. Huot, S., Kelly, E., & Park, S. J. (2016). Occupational experiences of forced migrants: A scoping review. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 63(3), 186-205.
  14. Krishnagiri, S. S., Fuller, E., Ruda, L., & Diwan, S. (2013). Occupational engagement and health in older South Asian immigrants. Journal of Occupational Science, 20(1), 87-102.
  15. Kuo, F., Goldfarb, N., Grove, H., Koning, S., Kennedy, C., & Emady, K. (2016). Health status of Burmese refugees resettled in central Indiana: Implications for occupational therapy practice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(4).
  16. Mason, H. (2016). Partnership working to develop services for child refugees. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 72(2), 99-103.
  17. Mayne, J., Lowrie, D., & Wilson, J. (2016). Occupational experiences of refugees and asylum seekers resettling in Australia: A narrative review. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research: Occupation, Participation, and Health, 36,(4), 204-215.
  18. Mirza, M. (2012). Occupational upheaval during resettlement and migration: Findings of global ethnography with refugees with disabilities. OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, 32(1), S6-S14.
  19. Mirza, M. Q., Harrison, E. A., Chang, H. C., Salo, C. D., & Birman, D. (2018). Community perspectives on substance use among Bhutanese and Iraqi refugees resettled in the United States. Journal of prevention & intervention in the community, 46(1), 43-60.
  20. Moore, T. (2017). Strengths-based narrative storytelling as therapeutic intervention for refugees in Greece. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 73(1), 45-51.
  21. Morville, A., Erlandsson, L. (2013) The experience of occupational deprivation in an asylum centre: The narratives of three men. Journal of Occupational Science, 20(3), 212-223.
  22. Palmer, E. (2019). Examining the correlation between participation in leisure activities and pain and depression in Syrian refugees relocated in Jordan. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(4).
  23. Siddiqui, S. M., Said, E., Hanna, B., Patel, N. H., Gonzalez, E. L., Garrett, S. L., Hilton, C.L., & Aranha, K. (2019). Addressing occupational deprivation in refugees: A scoping review. Journal of Refugee & Global Health, 2(1), 3. doi:10.18297/rgh/vol2/iss1/3
  24. Smith, H. C. (2005). 'Feel the fear and do it anyway': Meeting the occupational needs of refugees and people seeking asylum. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(10), 474-476.
  25. Smith, Y. J., Cornella, E., & Williams, N. (2014). Working with populations from a refugee background: An opportunity to enhance the occupational therapy educational experience. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 61(1), 20-27. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12037
  26. Spring, H., Howlett, F., Connor, C., Alderson, A., Antcliff, J., Dutton, K., Gray, O., Jabeen, E., Zeba, J., Jamil, M., Mattimoe, S., & Waister, S. (2018). Asylum seekers, refugees, community services, occupation, meaning, cultural relevance. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care.
  27. Spring, H., Howlett, F., Connor, C., Alderson, A., Antcliff, J., Dutton, K., Gray, O., Hirst, E., Jabeen, E., Jamil, M., Mattimoe, S., & Waister, S. (2019). The value and meaning of a community drop-in service for asylum seekers and refugees. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. doi: 10.1108/IJMHSC-07-2018-0042
  28. Suleman, A., & Whiteford, G. E. (2013). Understanding occupational transitions in forced migration: the importance of life skills in early refugee resettlement. Journal of Occupational Science, 20(2), 201-210.
  29. Synovec, C. E., & Aceituno, L. (2020). Social justice considerations for occupational therapy: The role of addressing social determinants of health in unstably housed populations. Work, 1-12. doi: 10.3233/WOR-203074
  30. Thornton, M., and Spalding, N. (2018). An exploration of asylum seeker and refugee experiences of activity: A literature review. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin 74, (2), 114-122.
  31. Trimboli, C., & Halliwell, V. (2018). A survey to explore the interventions used by occupational therapists and occupational therapy students with refugees and asylum seekers. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 74(2), 106-113.
  32. Trimboli, C., & Taylor, J. (2016). Addressing the occupational needs of refugees and asylum seekers. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 63(6), 434-437.
  33. Trimboli, C., Rivas-Quarneti, N., Blankvoort, N., Roosen, I., Simó Algado, S., & Whiteford, G. (2019). The current and future contribution of occupational therapy and occupational science to transforming the situation of forced migrants: Critical perspectives from a think tank. Journal of Occupational Science, 26(2), 323-328.
  34. Werge-Olsen, I. B., & Vik, K. (2012). Activity as a tool in language training for immigrants and refugees. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 19(6), 530-541.
  35. Whiteford, G. E. (2005). Understanding the occupational deprivation of refugees: A case study from Kosovo. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(2), 78-88. doi: 10.1177/000841740507200202
  36. Yamamoto, S., Amari, T., & Matsuo, H. (2020). Recognition and intervention of rehabilitation professionals handling the health conditions of Syrian refugees with disabilities in Jordan. Asian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 16(1), 11-18.