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Jonathon O'Brien

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details

email: j.obrien@worc.ac.uk

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I qualified as an occupational therapist in 2000 and since 2002 I have focused clinically on the rehabilitation of stroke patients. Stroke remains one of the leading causes of disability and death worldwide. Specialising in this challenging field has allowed me to combine my interests in human anatomy and physiology, movement control and cognitive neuroscience. I am particularly interested in the rehabilitation of the upper limb following stroke. I gained my PhD from Bangor University in 2012 after completing three motor control studies of hand movements in stroke patients. I am also concerned about social justice and inequality and believe strongly in the public service ethos of the National Health Service. I combine my teaching and research responsibilities at Worcester with clinical work as an occupational therapy team leader on a stroke rehabilitation unit in an NHS hospital trust.

Qualifications

PhD, Bangor University 2012
MSc. Bangor University 2008
SROT University of Brighton 2000
BA (Hons) University of Leeds 1989

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

OCTH 1001 Introduction to Foundation Sciences for Occupational Therapists

Research Interests

The rehabilitation of the upper limb following stroke
Motor control
Neuropsychological assessment
Health policy
Clinical audit.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

British Association of Occupational Therapists
College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Interest Section Neurological Practice

Publications

Publications

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Member of the editorial board of the British Journal of Occupational Therapy