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We hope you enjoy browsing our Blog and learning more about the occupational therapy programme and courses delivered at the University of Liverpool. We share news, discuss current topics of interest and invite comment. We hope that the Blog helps you to get to know more about us and us to learn more about what matters to you.

University of Liverpool Occupational Therapy Academic Team


First time at RCOT conference

Posted on: 6 September 2018 | Category: Occupational Therapy Blog

Jennifer Corrigan graduated this Summer from the Occupational Therapy Degree course. Congratulations to Jennifer. She was awarded a First Class Degree. Jennifer has written a post about her experience at this year's annual conference took place in Belfast. This was Jennifer;s first time at the conference and hopefully her reflections may encourage other occupational therapy students to consider attending.


Reflections on my time at the University of Liverpool: Dr Kathryn Jarvis, Lecturer

Posted on: 25 May 2018 | Category: Occupational Therapy Blog

Dr Kathryn Jarvis leaves the Occupational Therapy Directorate, School of Health Sciences, University of Liverpool at the end of May 2018. Kathryn has been a much valued member of the academic team for 16 years and will be very much missed. However we also wish her all the very best as she joins the University of Central Lancashire as a senior lecturer and lead for a new Masters programme in Occupational Therapy. This post is a reflection that Kathryn shared with us about her time at the University of Liverpool. We have decided to share this with all of you.


Student extra curricular creative occupations

Posted on: 3 May 2018 | Category: Occupational Therapy Blog

Art Work

Seren Radley, Third Year Occupational Therapy Student Exhibits Photography work at Nasty Woman Exhibition, Liverpool. www.serenwenphotography.tumblr.com


Research report launched: the experiences of disabled women during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting.

Posted on: 21 March 2018 | Category: Occupational Therapy Blog

On Tuesday 20 March, a report co-authored by Occupational Therapy lecturer, Bethan Collins was officially launched. The research, undertaken with researchers in Bournemouth University and funded by Birthrights, the national human rights in childbirth charity, highlights that some disabled women are not receiving care which they feel is dignified or personalised. Many of the participants described communication with service providers as crucial to determining whether or not their experience was positive. To read the report in full, visit: www.birthrights.org.uk


Occupational Therapy students across all 3 years of the degree programme: 201718 academic year

Posted on: 20 March 2018 | Category: Occupational Therapy Blog

Occupational Therapy students acrss all 3 years of the degree programme 201718

This is a photograph taken of students in all three years of the BSc degree programme during our current academic year 201718.


Mindfulness: Continuing Professional Development Programme

Posted on: 5 March 2018 | Category: Occupational Therapy Blog

Throughout the academic year we deliver a programme of workshops and short courses relevant to occupational therapists and other health practitioners. Mindfulness Based Interventions


Teaching Creative Reflection to second year students

Posted on: 5 December 2017 | Category: Teaching

I would like to briefly share a second year teaching session that I recently facilitated entitled ‘Creative Reflection.’ This session sits within the Developing Professional Identity module. Students explore in this module both personal and professional identity with reference to the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and Health and Care Professions Council standards. They develop their knowledge and awareness about these personal and professional paradigms and how they might influence the role of the opccupational therapist and therapeutic relationships. Reflection is a challenge for many students (and practitioners?). Students are introduced to a number of reflective models such as Johns Holistic Model (1990) and Gibbs Reflective Cycle (1988). Models provide a framework to organise and present reflections. However there are many different ways that we can trigger and explore reflections on our practice.


Inspired to become an OT

Posted on: 5 December 2017 | Category: Student Voice

In 2013 a 6 year battle came to a head and I was very ill with anorexia. I suspended my degree course. Over the next year an occupational therapist would save my life.


Continuing Professional Development Programme: Canadian Occupational Performance Measure

Posted on: 5 December 2017 | Category: CPD Short Courses

Dr Kathryn Jarvis and Julie Hanna delivered a workshop to a dozen occupational therapy practitioners in February 2017. Feedback from workshop: Will consider further use of COPM; enjoyed ‘solution focused’ style; will use COPM more in practice; brilliant! Thank you so much!


Continuing Professional Development Programme: Mindfulness Workshops

Posted on: 5 December 2017 | Category: CPD Short Courses

Mindfulness Based Interventions For the last few years we have regularly run introductory workshops and a short programme of mindfulness based interventions for health and social care practitioners. Aims: • To integrate mindfulness into work with clients in different health settings • To support health practitioners’ wellbeing at work and in personal lives Mindfulness means paying attention, in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment (Kabat-Zinn)


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    First time at RCOT conference

    Posted on: 6 September 2018 | Category: Occupational Therapy Blog

    Jennifer Corrigan graduated this Summer from the Occupational Therapy Degree course. Congratulations to Jennifer. She was awarded a First Class Degree. Jennifer has written a post about her experience at this year's annual conference took place in Belfast. This was Jennifer;s first time at the conference and hopefully her reflections may encourage other occupational therapy students to consider attending.


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Dr Bethan Collins, Senior Lecturer


Posted on: 3 May 2018 in Occupational Therapy


Continuing our introductions to members of the occupational therapy academic team. This is a profile Bethan Collins

Dr Bethan Collins is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy. She moved to the University of Liverpool in January 2016, having previously been Principal Lecturer and programme Led in Bournemouth University and prior to that,a Lecturer in Trinity College Dublin. Her clinical background includes workinhy in care of the elderly, stroke rehabilitation, demnetia services, working with young adults with a physical disability and with University students with health issues. 

Bethan's rsearch interests briadly comprises two areas, firstly around disabiliy studies and secondly around higher education. The disability research focuses on the lifestyle and occupations of people with disability, including people with low vision. The higher education research has included work onm stdu8ent engagement, widening participation and occupational therapy education. She has supervised MSc, PhD and Professional Doctorate research to completion. 

In the Directorate, Bethan is third year cohort lead and teaches a number of modules, both within the occupational therapy programme and in the School's MSc programmes. Bethan is also involved in the University Wellbeing group, introducing occupational therapy sessions to the Wellbeing Wekk programme and she chairs the Institute of Clinical Science Athena SWAN group, which aims to prmote gender equality across the Institute. 

 

 


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