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Discipline of Occupational Therapy
School of Health Sciences
National University of Ireland, Galway
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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 currently teach Mental Health and Group-work to occupational therapy students. I also contribute to teaching on various modules relating to occupational therapy theory and practice, and supervise undergraduate research.
My current research interests include;
- mental health, particularly the impact of mental health difficulties on occupational performance and participation, and the exploration of evidence-based, occupation-focused interventions for mental health occupational therapists. This may include researching the efficacy of mental health occupational therapy interventions to strengthen the evidence base for the field.
- anxiety and depression, particularly the relationship with occupation, the social/economic/political/cultural issues and the exploration of potential therapeutic approaches for mental health occupational therapists
- occupational science and the wider exploration of human participation in meaningful activity
- exploration of occupation in the wider context e.g. modern life, work, society, relationship with health and wellbeing, and participation in unusual and emerging occupations
I currently supervise undergraduate research projects and am happy to be contacted by undergraduate students studying occupational therapy to discuss their research ideas
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2014)|| 'Development of a competency-based assessment form for occupational therapy practice education in two Irish universities'
Spirtos, Michelle; McCormack, Cathy; Fox, Jackie (2014) 'Development of a competency-based assessment form for occupational therapy practice education in two Irish universities'. The Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy, 42 (1):44-48 [Details]
|(2014)|| 'Knowledge and attitudes of Irish Occupational Therapists towards recovery'
Tolan, Sinead; Fox, Jackie; Gallagher, Aideen (2014) 'Knowledge and attitudes of Irish Occupational Therapists towards recovery'. Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy, 42 (1):22-29 [Details]
|(2012)|| 'The Meaning of Social Activism to Older Adults in Ireland'
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]
|(2011)|| Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland National Conference,
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. [Details]
|(2012)|| Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Conference 2012,
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. [Details]
|(2013)|| Development of a Competency-Based Assessment Form for Occupational Therapy Practice Education.
Michelle Spirtos, Jackie Fox, Cathy McCormack (2013) Development of a Competency-Based Assessment Form for Occupational Therapy Practice Education. Conference Poster [Details]
|Association||Function||From / To|
|Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland||Member||/|
|Employer||Position||From / To|
|Vancouver Coastal Health/British Columbia Department of Corrections||Occupational Therapist||31-OCT-05 / 08-DEC-06|
|Health Services Executive, Dublin North West Mental Health Services||Senior Occupational Therapist||02-JUL-07 / 02-JUL-10|
|Health Services Executive, Roscommon Mental Health Services||Staff Grade Occupational Therapist||14-JUL-03 / 05-AUG-05|
|2003||Trinity College Dublin||BSc||Occupational Therapy|
|2010||Trinity College Dublin||Msc||Occupational Therapy|
|Term/Year||Module Title||Module Code||Subject / Desc|
|2012-2013||Mental Health 1||This module provides an introduction to mental health conditions and the work of an occupational therapist in the area of mental health|
|2012-2013||Mental Health 2||This module continues to develop mental health occupational therapy skills and works through case examples to teach theory and practice skills|
|2012-2013||Groupwork and Professional Skills||This module teaches students the principles of group dynamics and how to facilitate therapeutic groups|
|2012-2013||Principles for Practice/Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy 1||These two subjects provide an introduction to the philosophy of occupational therapy, and the theory and practice of the profession|