Ms Jackie Fox B.Sc. M.Sc.
|I qualified as an Occupational Therapist from Trinity College, Dublin in 2003, and worked in various fields of mental health until 2010. I worked for the HSE, on community mental health teams and in inpatient units, carrying out a wide variety of occupational therapy assessments and interventions. I worked for an assertive outreach team with high-risk individuals for the Department of Corrections, British Columbia, Canada, for 18 months also.
I joined the National University of Ireland in 2010 as the practice education coordinator for the Discipline of Occupational Therapy, where I had responsibility for arranging clinical placements for occupational therapy students, and assisting clinical educators with the assessment of competency of the students on their clinical placements. I moved to the post of lecturer below the bar in the Discipline of Occupational Therapy in August 2012.
I am a Council member for the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) and I also sit on the Research Committee of that organisation.
| I completed my MSc in Occupational Therapy from Trinity College Dublin in 2010. My research was titled: "The Meaning of Social Activism to Older Adults in Ireland". I explored the meaning of activities like protest and activism to older adults, particularly those who had taken part in the "medical card protests" in Dublin in 2008. I was particularly interested in their motivations for participating in this activity, the benefits of the activity to them, and the challenges involved in being an older activist.
My current research interests include mental health, occupational science and the exploration of human participation in meaningful activity, and the impact on them when this participation is disrupted.
I currently supervise undergraduate research projects.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Jackie Fox & Sarah Quinn (2012) 'The Meaning of Social Activism to Older Adults in Ireland'. Journal of Occupational Science, 19 (4):358-370. [DOI] [Details]|
|Association: Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland, Function/Role: Council Member|
|Jackie Fox, Sarah Quinn (2011) Identity Through Action: The Meaning of Social Activism to Older Adults in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland National Conference, Dundalk, Ireland , 22-APR-11 - 23-APR-11.|
|Jackie Fox (2012) Planning effective clinical teaching encounters for Occupational Therapy Students: strategies to improve bedside. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Conference 2012, Mullingar, Ireland , 20-APR-12 - 21-APR-12.|
| Employer: Vancouver Coastal Health/British Columbia Department of Corrections
Position: Occupational Therapist
| Employer: Health Services Executive, Dublin North West Mental Health Services
Position: Senior Occupational Therapist
| Employer: Health Services Executive, Roscommon Mental Health Services
Position: Staff Grade Occupational Therapist
| Year 2003 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: BSc Subject: Occupational Therapy
| Year 2010 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: Msc Subject: Occupational Therapy