School of Health Sciences
Brook Building, BB126
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Kathryn is committed to promoting the unique role of occupational therapy through profession specific and interdisciplinary teaching within a framework of excellent curriculum design. Kathryn’s research interests focus on stroke rehabilitation; she has a particular interest in recovery of function in the arm and hand following stroke. Kathryn is committed to increasing research capacity in allied health professionals which she believes is essential to further evidence-based practice.
Following qualification as an occupational therapist in 1989, Kathryn pursued a career in stroke rehabilitation, working in Stoke-on-Trent and Sheffield. This work raised unanswered clinical questions which formed the foundations of Kathryn’s research, initially through a MSc at Loughborough University and subsequently a PhD at Keele University.
Kathryn entered Higher Education as a Lecturer at the University of Liverpool in 2001, moving to UCLan in 2018 to lead the MSc (pre-registration) Occupational Therapy. She is committed to the provision of high-quality learning opportunities and teaching delivery, promotion of the occupational therapy profession and engagement in clinical and educational research.