Mrs Katherine Turner
Profiles

Mrs Katherine Turner

Demonstrator

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)

Role

I am an Occupational Therapy PhD Student, supported by a University of Plymouth Studentship.


My PhD 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.

Qualifications

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

Professional membership

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

Research interests

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.


Additional information

Follow me on Twitter @kateturnerOT