Staff profile

Dr Joan Howarth


Senior Lecturer

Joan Howarth discussing occupational therapy education

Subject

Occupational Therapy

College

College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Department

School of Allied Health and Social Care

ORCiD ID

0000-0002-8769-6607

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

j.t.howarth@derby.ac.uk

About

I lecture on a variety of modules across the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, the pre-registration MSc in Occupational Therapy and the post-registration Occupational Therapy programmes.

Teaching responsibilities

I currently deliver modules focusing on occupation and occupational therapy in public health. I also teach aspects of psychology in addition to different assessments and intervention methods used in occupational therapy practice. 

I supervise Master's students during their independent research module at both pre-registration and postgradaute levels.

Professional interests

My key professional interests are within occupational science and how people teaching and learn the professional concept of occupation.

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies

I am an active member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

Qualifications

Additional interests and activities

I created the occupation-focused teaching tool. This tool is used to support students to develop knowledge and understanding of occupation as understood within occupational therapy.

Recent publications

Howarth, J.T., Morris, K. & Cox, D. (2018). Challenges of teaching occupation: Introduction of an occupation focused teaching tool. Journal of Occupational Science. 25(1) pp. 142-148.