Staff profile

Rachel Humphries


Programme Leader, MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

Subject

Occupational Therapy

College

College of Health and Social Care

Department

School of Allied Health and Social Care

Campus

Britannia Mill, Derby Campus

Email

r.humphries@derby.ac.uk

About

As programme leader for the MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) programme, I am privileged to be able to work with an enthusiastic and motivated group of graduate students, who are embarking upon a career as an Occupational Therapist. My role includes co-ordination of all aspects of the programme, and providing support and guidance to students throughout their studies.

I am supported by a team of around 20 lecturers / senior lecturers in Occupational Therapy, who deliver the programme, as well as Practice Placement Educators who support our students during their placements.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach across both the BSc and the MSc pre-registration Occupational Therapy programmes, as well as contributing to inter-professional learning opportunities for students across Health and Social care programmes at the University. 

 

Professional interests

Mental Health, Dementia, Older Adults.

 

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I practiced as an Occupational Therapist within the NHS, primarily in Older Adult Mental Health services, including working in day hospital, in-patient and community settings.

I have a particular interest in working with people with dementia.

Recent publications

  • Burgess, S., Humphries, R (2015) Developing an e-presence within the OT Profession. OT News. February 2015