Dr Nicole Sharp


Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (SoSH)


Nicole Sharp completed her undergraduate occupational therapy degree at Western Sydney University in 2004 with first class honours and was awarded the University Medal. She has over fifteen years’ experience in the higher education and research sectors, having worked in teaching, research specific and strategic roles. Nicole completed her PhD at the University of Wollongong in 2019. She undertook a narrative inquiry titled "Making my own path": Journeys of emerging adults with cerebral palsy. Nicole has published in the areas of acquired brain injury, qualitative methodology, and disability program evaluation. Her current research interests include role emerging placements for occupational therapy students, experiences of people with disability, families/carers and service providers around the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and social skill development for people with disability. Nicole has supervised five occupational therapy honours students to completion, all receiving first class honours, and is supervising four current honours students and a PhD Candidate. Nicole teaches in the areas of mental health, occupational justice and community based and role emerging occupational therapy.

Research Interests

  • Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Occupational Therapy Pedagogy and Practice
  • Qualitative Methodologies
  • Social Justice

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD University of Wollongong
  • BAAPPSc (Hons) Western Sydney University

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Email N.Sharp@westernsydney.edu.au
Telephone +61 2 4620 3755
Location Building 24, Campbelltown Campus