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Research programme: Occupation and older people’s mental health

Dr Alison Laver-FawcettDr Alison Laver-Fawcett leads this research programme.  Alison is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy and a Teaching Fellow at York St John University, she also serves on the editorial board of the Occupational Therapy International Journal.

Alison is a Phd supervisor, read her profile.

This programme is orientated towards investigating the relationships between occupational engagement and the mental health of people aged 65 years and over, regardless of diagnosis. Areas the group are interested to explore are: social inclusion, occupational engagement and mental health; the impact of occupational engagement on mental health problems secondary to physical disability and / or sensory impairment; and occupational engagement related to spirituality and mental health.

Aims of the programme

Details of the Activity Card Sort Project

Read about Lyndsay Lindley's doctoral research project

Briefing 133: Measuring mental wellbeing in older people