Spotlight on research
Laver-Fawcett AJ, Mallinson S H
(2013) Development of the Activity Card Sort - United Kingdom
version (ACS-UK). OTJR: Occupation, Participation and
Health, 33 (3), 134-145. DOI:
Hoy et al (2011) A systematic
review of interventions to improve handwriting. Canadian
Journal of Occupational Therapy 78(1) 13-23
Novak et al (2013) A systematic
review of interventions for children with cerebral palsy: state of
the evidence. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Piat M & Lal S (2012)
Service Providers’ Experiences and Perspectives on
Recovery-Oriented Mental Health System Reform. Psychiatric
Rehabilitation Journal, 35(4), 289-296, reviewed by Clair Le
Eklund et al (2013) Eklund
M, Wastberg BA, Erlandsson LK (2013) Work outcomes and their
predictors in the Redesigning Daily Occupations (ReDO)
rehabilitation programme for women with stress-related disorders
Australian Occupational Therapy Journal 60, 85–92 doi:
10.1111/1440-1630.12019 - reviewed by Dr Katrina Bannigan...
Ander et al (2013) Using museum
objects to improve wellbeing in mental health service users and
neurological rehabilitation clients. British Journal of
Occupational Therapy, 76(5), 208-216 - reviewed by Dr
Eriksson et al (2011)
Occupations of older adults: A cross cultural description By
Joyce Latimer, Senior Occupational Therapist, The Retreat,
Basiletti M, Townsend E (2012)
Group decision-making in an intersectoral mental health community
partnership British Journal of Occupational Therapy 75 (5) 223-229-
reported on by Dr Katrina Bannigan...
Meet Me at MOMA Claire
Ford, Creative Engagement Facilitator / Activities Coordinator,
evaluates the Meet Me at MOMA programme by New York University and
the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)...
Bourbonniere et al 2006
Authorship issues: One research centre’s experience with
developing author guidelines - Dr Katrina Bannigan's reflection on
» Bendixen and
Kreiger (2011) Review of occupational therapy research in the
practice area of children and youth by Roxanna Bendixen and
Consuelo Kreider, shared by Dr Carolyn Dunford...
» Eklund et al
(2011) Meaning in life for people with schizophrenia: does it
include occupation? - reviewed by Dr Wendy Bryant...
» Collins et al (2011)
Grand challenges in global mental health - reviewed by Dr
» Gibson RW et al
(2011) Occupational therapy interventions for recovery in the
areas of community integration and normative life roles for adults
with serious mental illness: a systematic review - reviewed by Dr
» Horowitz and
Vanner (2010) Relationships among active engagement in life
activities and quality of life for assisted-living residents –
reviewed by Sarah Mallinson...
» Aggarwall et al
(2003) 'People with dementia and their relatives: personal
experiences of Alzheimer’s and of the provision of care’ -
reviewed by Becky MacGillivray...
» Paley and
Lilford (2011); Lewis et al (2009) Qualitative research
methodology papers - reviewed by Dr Katrina Bannigan...
» Wallcraft J et al (2009)
Handbook of service users' involvement - reviewed by Dr Katrina
» Tonks J et al (2010)
Peer-relationship difficulties in children with brain
injuries: Comparisons with children in mental health services and
healthy controls. - reviewed by Dr Carolyn Dunford...
» Corvinelli A
(2010) Boredom in Recovery for Adult Substance Users
With HIV/AIDS Attending an Urban Day Treatment
Program - reviewed by Hilary Williams...
» Crawford MJ et al
(2010) The MATISSE study: a randomised trial of group art
therapy for people with schizophrenia - reviewed by Nick
» O'Connell M et al (2010) Time
Use in Forensic Psychiatry: A Naturalistic Inquiry into Two
Forensic Patients in Australia.
» Craig C et al (2010) A
qualitative study of service user experiences of occupation in
forensic mental health.
» van Nes et al
(2010) One body, three hands and two minds: A case study of the
intertwined occupations of an older couple following stroke -
reviewed by Professor Chris Mayers, Research Fellow, York St John
» Desha LN et al (2007) This
month's article, reviewed by Dr Carolyn Dunford, explores the
relationship between mental health and activity participation in
childhood and adolescence...
» Krupa T et al (2010) This
month Dr Alison Laver Fawcett reviews this article about activity
and social participation following psychosis...
» Leufstadius C et al
(2008) This month’s article is about meaningfulness and
daily occupations among individuals with persistent mental illness.
It is reviewed by Dr Katrina Bannigan Director of RCOMH...
» Sweeney A, Beresford P,
Faulkner A, Nettle M, Rose D (eds) (2009) This is survivor
research. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS BOOKS Ltd. ISBN 978-1-906254-14-8 -
book review by Researching Psychosis Together group: a
collaborative research group involving service users and
AB, Eklund M (2009)
The Tree Theme Method as an intervention in psychosocial
occupational therapy: Client acceptability and
outcomes - reviewed by Dr Katrina Bannigan, Director of
» Gutman SA, Kerner R, Zombek I,
Dulek J, Ramsey AC (2009) Supported education for adults
with psychiatric disabilities: Effectiveness of an occupational
therapy program. American Journal of Occupational Therapy -
reviewed by Genevieve Smyth, College of Occupational
» Wood W, Womack J, Hooper B
(2009) Dying of Boredom: An exploratory case study of time use,
apparent affect, and routine activity situations on two Alzheimer’s
special care units. American Journal of Occupational Therapy -
reviewed by Stephen Wey, Senior Lecturer at York St John
» Forstmeier S, Maercker (2008)
Motivational reserve: Lifetime motivational abilities contribute to
cognitive and emotional health in old age. Psychology and Aging
- reviewed by Dr Alison Laver-Fawcett, Deputy Director of
RCOMH and Senior Lecturer at York St. John University...
» Wegner. L & Flisher, A.
(2009) Leisure boredom and adolescent risk behaviour: a
systematic literature review. Journal of Child and Adolescent
Mental Health - reviewed by Hilary Williams, Lead
Occupational Therapist – Research and Development, South London and
Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust...
» Whalley Hammell K (2009) Self-care,
productivity, and leisure, or dimensions of occupational
experience? Rethinking occupational “categories” Canadian Journal
of Occupational Therapy - reviewed by Dr Katrina Bannigan, Director