Staff profile

Alison Kerr

Programme Leader MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy, Acting Programme Leader MSc Hand Therapy

Alison Kerr


Occupational Therapy


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



As an Occupational Therapist and programme leader for the Post Registration MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy, my interests lie in promoting career development opportunities for Occupational Therapists, and supporting the development of research, evaluation, service design and service improvement within occupational therapy practice.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach on the following modules on the MSc pre-registration course:

  • Independent Scholarship 

I also teach on the following post registration MSc Advanced Occuaptional Therapy Programme: 

  • Introduction to Masters level Study
  • Research Methods
  • Independent Scholarship 

 I am currently Vice Chair of the College of Health and Social Care Research Ethics Committee. 

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 such as independent practice, social enterprise and the voluntary/charitable sector.


Membership of professional bodies

  • British Association of Occupational Therapists


Recent publications