Joan Howarth

Position: Senior Lecturer

College: College of Health and Social Care

Subject area: Occupational Therapy

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

Teaching responsibilities

I currently lead modules focusing on occupation and communities as well as modules that explore how life changes impact on the occupational particiation of groups and individuals.

Professional interests

My key professional interest is within occupational science and specifically regarding identity formation through occupation.

Research interests

Teaching and Learning Methodology, Occupational Science, Psychology.

Membership of professional bodies

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


  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy, University of Salford
  • PG Certificate, University of Derby
  • MSc Psychology of Work, University of Leicester

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