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Dr Bethan Collins PhD BSc (Cur Occ) Pg Dip Stats PGCert Res Deg Sup PGCE

Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy School of Health Sciences

Biography

Personal Statement

Bethan is an occupational therapy academic with research interests broadly in the areas of disability and education. Her disability-related research includes the wellbeing and lifestyle of adults with low vision and long term conditions. Her education-based research focuses on inclusion in higher education as well as specific approaches in occupational therapy education.

Bethan is committed to promoting a high-quality student experience and her teaching interests primarily relate to occupational therapy theory, disability studies, occupational science and research methods. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded a Learning and Teaching Fellowship in her previous employment as well as several student-nominated prizes and in 2016, she was guest editor of the special edition on Occupational Therapy Education of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists’ Journal ‘Occupational Therapy Bulletin’.

Personal Distinctions

  • Guest Editor of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin - Education Edition (World Federation of Occupational Therapists 2016)
  • Senior Fellow (Higher Education Academy 2015)
  • Learning and Teaching Fellow (Bournemouth University 2014)
  • You're Brilliant Award - nomination from students for providing excellent learning experience (Students Union, Bournemouth University 2013)
  • You're Brilliant Award - nomination from students for providing excellent learning experience (Students Union, Bournemouth University 2012)
  • Keynote Speaker at Student Conference (Coventry University 2008)
  • Invitation to Speak - Keynote presentation (European Institute of Design and Disability 2006)
  • Award for the best article in the 2002 Volume of the Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy (Beechfield Medical / Irish Journal of Occupational Therapists 2002)
  • Mary Young Research Award (Trinity College Dublin 2000)
  • School of Occupational Therapy Award for highest Academic Achievement (Trinity College Dublin 2000)
  • First Occupational Therapy Scholar of Trinity College Dublin (Trinity College Dublin 1998)

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