The University of Worcester welcomes applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Occupational Therapy.
Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment.
You will have the opportunity to be supervised by leading researchers in your field and take advantage of our rich Researcher Development programme which will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to complete your research degree but also enhance the skills you will need in any future career.
Our MPhil/PhD research degree programme offers you:
Wide variety of research interests
The Institute of Health and Society has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Our staff have expertise in Occupational Therapy Professional Practice, Mental Health, Assistive Technology, Practice Education.
Benefit from a professional and challenging relationship with your supervisory team, drawn from experienced academics working at the forefront of their disciplines.
Access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and its state of the art library facilities. The Occupational Therapy team at Worcester have an excellent range of resources available to support your learning and your research project, including; Ability House which includes a state of the art assistive technology equipment, McClelland Wellbeing Centre, Simulation Suites and excellent partnerships with local Trusts, Health Services and Social Care Services.
- How to apply
How to apply
Please make your application via our online application form. If you have any questions, please contact the Research School on 01905 542182 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Before you submit a full application, please contact Prof. Eleanor Bradley (email@example.com) to discuss your research project and the availability of appropriate supervision.
Dr Alison Blank
Expertise: phenomenological research methods exploring existential topics around human occupation, meaning and belonging.
Dr Clare Garabedian
Expertise: dementia studies, ageing, end of life, creative arts, music, communication.
Dr Sue Neilson
Expertise: palliative and end of life care; bereavement; communication skills.
Dr Helen Taylor
Expertise: health law and ethics; clinical decision making; individual autonomy; mental capacity and best interests.
Dr Yvonne Thomas
Expertise: allied health practice and educational curriculum design, including practice education, wellbeing, homelessness, role emerging practice; ethics in health professional practice.