Staff profile

Julie Bernstein


Senior Lecturer

A head shot of Julie Bernstein

Subject

Occupational Therapy

College

College of Health and Social Care

Department

School of Allied Health and Social Care

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

j.bernstein@derby.ac.uk

About

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

Teaching responsibilities

I am Placements Lead for Occupational Therapy 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. One of the modules I teach on, Groupwork Skills, received the Union of Students Education Award for Mighty Module of the Year 2019. I also came runner up (to one of my Occupational Therapy colleagues) for Outstanding Contribution to Welfare and Liberation, which is a great honour and I was overwhlemed 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).

As a doctoral student, my area of research is Occupational Therapy and adults with severe anxiety.

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Undergraduate Qualifications

Postgraduate Qualifications

I am currently studying on the Doctor of Health and Social Care Practice programme.

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 I am a member of The Friends of Friargate Bridge.