Mrs Katherine Turner
Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)
I am an Occupational Therapy Ph.D. Student, supported by a University of Plymouth Studentship.
My Ph.D. is to explore the core components of dementia-friendly flying, with a view to maintaining and/or increasing participation in air travel for people living with dementia and those who normally travel with them.
MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) - University of Cumbria
BSc (Hons) Complementary Therapies - University of Cumbria
Member of Health and Care Professions Council
Member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists
Roles on external bodies
Member of the Prime Minister's Dementia Challenge Group for Air Transport
My main research interests include dementia inclusive communities and accessible travel for people living with dementia and those who normally travel with them. I am also interested in social housing and the role occupational therapists can play in facilitating independence for rural-dwelling older adults.