Nikki Daniels

Position: Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy

College: College of Health and Social Care

Department: Therapeutic Practice

Subject area: Occupational Therapy

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About

I'm a Programme Leader for the MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy programme and teach across both the MSc post and pre-registration programmes in Occupational Therapy.

Teaching responsibilities

A range of modules across the MSc post and pre-registration programmes including 'Introduction to Master's Level Study',  'Foundations and Principles of Occupational Therapy', 'Research Methods', and 'Independent Scholarship'.

Professional interests

As programme leader for an MSc course, I am passionate about the development of post-registration learners. I have a strong interest in evidence-based practice, the advancement of skills to support EBP in the workplace and the development of skills to maximise research utilisation and implementation. This is reflected in my research interests exploring the impact of practitioners engagement in health and social care research.

Research interests

  • Impact of practitioner involvement in research (Doctoral Studies)
  • Peer support during practice placement education (MSc Studies)
  • The use of social media to support collaboration and professional networking
  • The use of standing frames for children with cerebral palsy

Membership of professional bodies

  • British Association of Occupational Therapy
  • Founding member of 'The Standing Network'

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, Queen Margaret College
  • MA Education, University of Derby
  • PG Certificate Research Methods, University of Leeds

Recent publications

  • Daniels N (2010) Peer interactions and their benefits during occupational therapy practice placement education British Journal of Occupational Therapy 73(1) p.21-28
  • Daniels N (2007) Practice Placement Supervision Models OT News 15 (7) pp.23
  • Daniels N, Pinnington L, Clift M, Ward C, Gopsill C (2005) A review of standing frame features and their impact on acceptability International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation August 2005

Recent conferences

Poster Presentations:

  • Kerr A, Hackett J, Daniels N (2015) Entrepreneurship: Enhancing employability, making social impact.  A journey; classroom to practice – COT conference July 2015
  • Daniels N & Kerr A (2013) Social Networking - promoting life-long learning and professional development opportunities within healthcare practice HEA Health and Social Care conference 2013
  • Daniels N & Kerr A (2013) Social Networking - promoting life-long learning and professional development opportunities within healthcare practice University of Derby Learning and Teaching Conference 2013
  • Daniels N (2008) The benefits of using a 'wiki' to facilitate groupwork for undergraduate students College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference.
  • Daniels N (2007) The benefits of using a 'wiki' to facilitate groupwork for undergraduate students Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference, University of Derby.

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