Alison Kerr

Position: Programme Leader MSc in Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)

College: College of Health and Social Care

Department: Health Care Practice

Subject area: Occupational Therapy

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I am currently programme leader for the MSc in Occupationl Therapy (Pre-registration)

Teaching responsibilities

I module lead the MSc pre-registration Independent Scholarship, Management of change at post graduate MSc level and teach on the post registration research module. I also teach across faculty on the interprofessional learning 1 module at undergraduate level.

Professional interests

My professional interests lie in exploring the occupational impact of chronic and life threatening illness, how people 'live' with these conditions and how occupational therapy may contribute to this.

I am also interested in exploring new employment opportunities for graduate occupational therapists in both traditional and non traditional arenas of practice, in particular opportunities afforded through the third sector ie independent practice, social enterprise and the voluntary/charitable sector.

I am also keen to develop opportunities for interprofessional learning within post graduate pre-registration programmes.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists, and the research and ethics committee at a school level within the University.


  • BSc Hons in Occupational Therapy, Oxford Brookes University
  • MSc in Rehabilitation and Research, University of Southampton

Recent publications

Kerr, A., Ballinger, C. (2010) Living with Chronic Lung Disease: An Occupational Perspective. Journal of Occupational Science 17 (1) pp34-40.

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