Skip to main content

About Associate Professor Ev Innes

Associate Professor Ev Innes, PhD (Curtin) MHPEd (UNSW) BAppSc(OT) (WAIT)
Associate Professor Ev Innes joined Southern Cross University as Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy in 2009. She is currently the Group Leader for Allied Health in the School of Health and Human Sciences and was the Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy course from 2009-2011. Since joining SCU, Ev has led teams that have been awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2012), and an Excellence in Community Engaged Award for Community Engaged Learning (2012). In 2005, Ev received the OT AUSTRALIA NSW Excellence in Occupational Therapy Education Award. Ev has also supervised doctoral, masters and honours research.
Ev is recognised as an expert in the area of work-related assessments through her research, publications, presentations and involvement with clinicians in this area of practice. She is a member of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Department of Defence Rehabilitation Advisory Committee (2004-Present), and was a member of the NSW Workers' Compensation and Workplace Occupational Health and Safety Council for 10 years (2001-2011). She is a member of the editorial board of the international journal WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, was the Guest Editor of two special issues of WORK, and is a reviewer for several journals, including the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, as well as regularly reviewing abstracts for national and international conferences.
Ev's doctoral studies examined the work-related assessments used by therapists in Australia. Her studies were supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Public Health Scholarship (2000-2001). This research formed the basis for the WorkCover NSW Competency Standards for Functional Assessments and Workplace Assessments.
Prior to joining SCU, Ev was an occupational therapy academic at the University of Sydney for almost 23 years. In this time she was the occupational therapy undergraduate course manager, honours coordinator, strand manager (occupational rehabilitation) in the graduate program, and coordinated the professional re-accreditation of the entry-level occupational therapy programs in 2006, as well as developing and presenting many undergraduate and postgraduate units of study. She also was a member of the university’s Academic Board and was a member of many Faculty committees.
Ev is a member of OT AUSTRALIA, the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia.


2016 - Present Associate Professor, Southern Cross University School of Health and Human Sciences

Enter a valid date range.

Enter a valid date range.

Contact Information

Locked Mail Bag 4
Coolangatta QLD
Australia 4225
Phone: (+617)5589 3224 - Gold Coast
Mobile: (+61) 428 605 297


Journal articles (9)

Book chapters (10)

Conferences (11)