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Mrs Katherine Turner

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)


I am currently an Occupational Therapy PhD Student (April 2016 to March 2019), supported by a Plymouth University Studentship.

My PhD will explore the core components of Dementia Friendly Flying, with a view to maintaining and/or increasing participation in air travel for this group.


MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) - University of Cumbria
BSc Complementary Therapies - University of Cumbria

Professional membership

Member of Health and Care Professions Council
Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists

Research interests

My main research interests include Dementia Care, particularly Dementia Friendly Communities and Dementia Friendly Travel.  I am also interested in Social Housing and the role Occupational Therapists can play in facilitating independence for rural dwelling older adults.