PhD profile Dr Katrina Bannigan
As well as being the Director of RCOMH Dr
Katrina Bannigan is a Reader in Occupational Therapy. Since
graduating as an occupational therapist from the University of
Derby, mental health and evidence based practice have been the two
themes in her work. Her research interests reflect her current
involvement in RCOMH, particularly the need to use creative
approaches to grow the evidence base for occupation and mental
For more information see:
health and boredom
Occupation and working with people with
psychosis living in the community
Work, mental health and well
Katrina is also
- Honorary Professor at the
University of Salford,
- UK Member of the Editorial
Board, The Bulletin, World Federation of Occupational Therapists,
- Member of the Editorial board,
British Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Postgraduate research supervision experience
Katrina has supervised a number of Masters
dissertations resulting in two publications, i.e.
- Bullock A, Bannigan K, Activity-Based Group
Work in Community Mental Health: A Systematic Review, American
Journal of Occupational Therapy (in press) To be published in the
special issue on mental health in 2011.
- Stainsby K, Bannigan K
‘Reviewing work based learning opportunities in the community for
physiotherapy students: An action research study’ Journal of
Further and Higher Education (in press).
She has one PhD student, Simon Hughes, who is
researching occupational therapy within the context of assertive