Staff profile

Julie Bernstein


Senior Lecturer

A head shot of Julie Bernstein


Occupational Therapy


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a senior lecturer on the Occupational Therapy programmes at the University of Derby, within the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care and the School of Allied Health and Social Care.

Teaching responsibilities

I am a member of the Occupational Therapy placements team and also teach on various modules across the BSc, MSc pre-registration, and MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy courses. My expertise is in the areas of practice-based learning, mental health and research, therefore I mainly teach on modules relating to these subjects. I came runner-up (to one of my Occupational Therapy colleagues) for Outstanding Contribution to Welfare and Liberation in 2019, which is a great honour and I was overwhelmed just to be nominated.

Research interests

I am helping the Cochrane EMBASE project by identifying reports of randomised controlled trials from EMBASE for publication in the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL).

Membership of professional bodies


Undergraduate Qualifications

Postgraduate Qualifications

Experience in industry

My past experience is in the NHS working as an Occupational Therapist in the areas of older adult mental health, adult learning disabilities, substance misuse and adult mental health.

Additional interests and activities

I have been an Oxfam festivals steward supervisor since 2002 and in 2022 was shift leader of about 500 stewards on the opening shift for Glastonbury.