Research in this area

Our staff have varied teaching and research interests and come from a range of occupational therapy backgrounds and settings.

Discover more about the diverse range of topics our staff investigate within our active research centre and groups.

Institute of Health and Community (IHC)

The Institute of Health and Community is a multi-disciplinary institute with a vibrant research culture and a focus on innovation and enterprise.

IHC's research

Participation in everyday life

The Participation in everyday life research group activities encompasses studies into people, occupations and environment.

Participation in everyday life research

Dietetics and health

Understand the fundamental biological processes which can lead to ill health, the necessary interventions which can be made through effective health education and promotion to minimise risk, and address processes by which changes can be achieved.

Dietetics and health research


Rehabilitation is an integral part of health and social care delivery. It covers the recovery, maintenance of function and prevention of avoidable complications in people who have resolving conditions, and those whose condition is static or deteriorating.

Rehabilitation research