RCAA

Rehabilitation Counselling
Association of Australasia





Rehabilitation Counsellor Research




Professor Nicholas Buys
Dean, Learning & Teaching (Health)
Location: G40_8.68, Griffith Health Centre
Gold Coast Campus
Griffith University Qld 4222
Australia

Phone: +61 (0)7 5678 9280
Email: n.buys@griffith.edu.au

Professor Nicholas Buys is the Dean, Learning & Teaching in the Health Faculty at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Formerly, he was Head, School of Human Services and Director of the Research Centre for Human Services at Griffith. He has attracted over $3 million in research grant funding, including grants from the Australian Research Council, motor accident and workers compensation authorities. He has also been a partner on a number of Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Grants that included first year assessment, inter-professional learning and intercultural competence. Nick has over 150 peer reviewed publications in the areas of chronic disease prevention, health promotion, vocational rehabilitation, disability management and learning and teaching. His research interests span a broad number of areas including assessment, the first year experience, University-community partnerships, disability and rehabilitation. Nick was a founding member of RCAA.

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Dr Christine Randall
Lecturer
School of Human Services and Social Work
Location: G01 3.00
Gold Coast Campus
Griffith University Qld 4222
Australia

Phone: +61 (0)7 555 29343
Email: c.randall@griffith.edu.au

Dr Christine Randall is a Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation Counselling in the Health Group at Griffith University, where she teaches injury management, vocational decision-making and case management courses. Christine convenes rehabilitation counselling and industry programs for the personal injury industry, as well as convening field placement for post-graduate students in rehabilitation counselling and human services.

Christine’s research interests include occupational rehabilitation systems in organisations; mental health in the workplace; rehabilitation counselling professional identity, knowledge and skills; disability management; case management; and qualitative research methods. Christine’s doctoral research utilised Action Research to identify the issues related to occupational stress and rehabilitation systems within a large Australian organisation to develop more effective integrated systems of stress and injury prevention and rehabilitation. Christine also holds a Masters degree with Honours in Rehabilitation Counselling and a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy. Christine is a member of the International Disability Management Researchers Network and GLADNET, as well as a founding director of the Rehabilitation Counselling Association of Australasia (RCAA).

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Dr Vanette McLennan
Lecturer
School of Allied Health Sciences
Location: G01 3.17A
Gold Coast Campus
Griffith University Qld 4222
Australia

Phone: +61 (0)7 555 27890
Email: v.mclennan@griffith.edu.au

Dr Vanette McLennan (PhD, BHlthSc(RC)(Hons), MRCAA) is a Lecturer in the School of Allied Health Sciences at Griffith University, where she teaches in the Master of Rehabilitation Counselling and Graduate Certificate in Case Management. She teaches and convenes the introduction to Rehabilitation Counselling, vocational evaluation, job development and placement, and person-centred planning courses. Prior to completing a PhD indigenous resilience and wellbeing, Vanette practiced as a rehabilitation counsellor in the private occupational rehabilitation industry under workers’ compensation, Comcare and Department of Social Services Schemes. Vanette’s active research interests include early intervention vocational rehabilitation following spinal cord injury, and culturally safe rehabilitation for indigenous peoples with disability. Vanette is Vice President of the Rehabilitation Counselling Association of Australasia (RCAA), with a strong commitment to the recognition and advancement of the Rehabilitation Counselling profession, and the continued high standards of accreditation and educational program requirements.

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Testimonials

Rehabilitation Counselling Skills

Vocational Assessment
Job Placement
Career Counselling