Dr Katrina Bannigan
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Dr Katrina Bannigan

Associate Professor (Reader) in Occupational Therapy

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

Role

In my role:

1. I lead research and enterprise in the broad area of occupational therapy and occupational science under the auspices of the Institute of Health and Community.

2. I contribute to the management, academic development and quality of occupational therapy & related programmes.

3. I am responsible for embedding research into all occupational therapy and occupational science and related programmes.

I am the Deputy Director of The University of Plymouth Centre for Innovations in Health and Social Care: a Centre of Excellence of the Joanna Briggs Institute, co-lead of the Participation in Everyday Life research group, co-convener of the IHC Plymouth Public Health Forum, Visiting professor at the Faculty of Rehabilitation, Riga Stradins University, Latvia and a co-editor of the 5th edition of Creek’s Occupational Therapy in Mental Health.

Research

My research is within the field of adult mental health, with a particular interest in the contribution of occupational therapy to increasing participation and systematic reviews.

Examples of recentlycompleted/ ongoing studies include:

- Systematic reviews of the interventions to support employment for people with anxiety and depression

- A umbrella review of occupational therapy to increase participation for people with a mental health condition

- An evaluation of workplace wellbeing in Plymouth

- The Institute of Health and Community Plymouth Case Study Research Project (which is using single case studies to increase research and research capacity in occupational therapy)

- Exploring the current education levels and practices for the assessment and treatment for post-stroke anxiety and depression of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists in the UK

Qualifications

2013                Senior Fellowship Higher Education Academy

2008                University Teaching Fellow, York St John University, UK

2004                Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Teesside

2004                PhD thesis on ‘Increasing theuse of research findings in four allied health professions’, 

                           University of Hull

1995                BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy - First, University of Derby

1992                BD (Hons) Systematic Theology, University of Aberdeen

Professional membership

-    Higher Education Academy, 2004 - present (Senior Fellow since 2013)

-    Member, College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Mental Health (previously the Association of Occupational Therapists in Mental Health), 1997 - present

-    Member, British Association of Occupational Therapists, 1995 - present.

-    Member, World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 1995 - present.

Roles on external bodies

-  External Assessor (Selection Committee Lectureship in Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy) School of Clinical Therapies, University College Cork, 2017

-  External evaluator (Suitability of a candidate for appointment as professor/ head of department in the department of occupational therapy) University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2017

-  Disciplinary Reviewer for occupational therapy, Research Quality Review University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, 2015

-  Member of the external panel for the Professional Standards Framework, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2013 – 2015

-  Guest editor, World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin special edition focused on evidence based practice, 2014

-   York St John University representative, European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE), 2012- 2014

-  Founder member. Count me in network (Children and Young People’s participation), 2011 - 2017

-   Member, Mental Health Research Network North East Advisory Board, 2011–2014

-  Member of the editorial board of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 2010-2012

-  Member of the editorial board of the British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2010-2012

-  Consultancy (to supervise PhD students), University of Northampton, 2010

-  External panel member, Best practice awards, The Retreat, York, 2009-2014

-  Elected member for Research & Development of Executive Committee COT Specialist Section - Mental Health, 2008 - 2010

-  Co-opted member for Research & Development of Executive Committee COT Specialist Section - Mental Health, 2007– 2008

-  Vice Chair, Council of College of Occupational Therapists, 2006-2007

-  Visiting scholar, University of Western Sydney, Australia,2006

-  Research & Development member, Council of College of OccupationalTherapists, 2004-2007

-  Chair Research and Development Board, College of OccupationalTherapists, 2004-2007

-  Member, British Association of Occupational Therapist Northern & Yorkshire Regional Committee, 2002-2007

-  Member, County Durham & Tees Valley Allied Health Professions Research & Development Forum, 2002-2005

-  Vice-chair, Northern and Yorkshire Allied Health Professions and Nursing Research & Development Advisory Group, 2001–2004

-  Member of Research Advisory Group, British Association of Hand Therapists, 2000-2008

-  Co-opted member, Joint Therapies Research Group (a joint committee of the College of Occupational Therapists, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy), 1997-2000

-  Chair, North Riding British Association of Occupational Therapists sub-group,1996-1999


Teaching interests

1.     Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level:

  • Occupational therapy, with a special interest in adult mental health
  • Evidence based practice/ research methodology
  • Systematic reviews (including qualitative meta synthesis)

2.     Supervision of Masters and PhD students, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches.



Staff serving as external examiners

As well chairing PhD vivas, and internal examining, I have also been an external PhD examiner/ confirmation for candidature of seven occupational therapists and a physiotherapist at Leeds Metropolitan University,Kings College London, Riga Stradins University (Latvia), Staffordshire University, University of Brighton, University of West of England (Bristol),and University of Western Sydney.


Research degrees awarded to supervised students

PhD awarded to Leonie Boland for a thesis entitled 'Transitioning from homelessness into a sustained tenancy: What enables successful tenancy sustainment? (The Moving on Project)' Awarded January 2018 University of Plymouth

PhD awarded to Joanne Inman for a thesis entitled 'The effectiveness of occupational therapy at enabling individuals, with a diagnosis of psychosis, living in the community, to improve participation in activities of everyday life.' Awarded September 2017 University of Plymouth

M Res awarded to Samantha Gascoyne for a dissertation entitled ‘A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Continuation Phase CBT for the Prevention of Relapse in People with Depression.’ Awarded September 2014 York St John University


Grants & contracts

 

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Dean C, Bannigan K & Marsden J 2018 'Reviewing the effect of hyperemesis gravidarum on women's lives and mental health' British Journal of Midwifery 26, (2) PEARL
Dean C, Bannigan K, O'Hara M, Painter R & Marsden J 2017 'Recurrence rates of hyperemesis gravidarum in pregnancy: a systematic review protocol' JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep 15, (11) 2659-2665 Author Site , DOI
Lovegrove CJ, Bannigan K, Cheeseman D & Latour JM 2017 'The involvement of people with Parkinson’s in designing a study of the lived experience of anxiety' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 030802261770065-030802261770065 , DOI PEARL
Hocking M, Warren AF & Bannigan K 2017 'CPD with a twist: the ROTTERS Curry Club' OTnews PEARL
Raine R, Roberts A, Callaghan L, Sydenham Z & Bannigan K 2016 'Factors affecting sustained engagement in walking for health: A focus group study' British Journal of Occupational Therapy , DOI PEARL
Freeman E, Akhurst J, Bannigan K & James H 2016 'Benefits of walking and solo experiences in UK wild places' Health Promotion International daw036-daw036 , DOI PEARL
Lloyd A, Bannigan K, Sugavanam T & Freeman J 2016 'The experiences of stroke survivors, their families and unpaid carers regarding goal setting within stroke rehabilitation: a systematic review protocol' The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 14, (1) 77-77 , DOI
Harrand J & Bannigan K 2016 'Do tilt-in-space wheelchairs increase occupational engagement: a critical literature review' Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 11, (1) 3-12 , DOI PEARL
Bannigan K & Spring H 2015 'Doing quicker literature reviews well: The search for high-quality evidence' International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 22, (4) 158-158 , DOI
Bannigan K & Cronin-Davis J 2013 'Reflecting on the grand challenges in global mental health' International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 20, (5) 226-227 , DOI
Knott G & Bannigan K 2013 'A Critical Review of the Approved Mental Health Professional Role and Occupational Therapy' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 76, (3) 118-126 , DOI
Dunford C, Bannigan K & Wales L 2013 'Measuring Activity and Participation Outcomes for Children and Youth with Acquired Brain Injury: An Occupational Therapy Perspective' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 76, (2) 67-76 , DOI
Stainsby K & Bannigan K 2012 'Reviewing work-based learning opportunities in the community for physiotherapy students: an action research study' Journal of Further and Higher Education 36, (4) 459-476 , DOI
Bannigan K & Spring H 2012 'The Evidence Base for Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: More Systematic Reviews Are Needed' Occupational Therapy in Mental Health 28, (4) 321-339 , DOI
Bannigan K & Cronin-Davis J 2012 'An undergraduate mental health pathway' BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 75, (3) 159-159 Author Site
Bannigan K 2011 'Reflections on Participating in a Writer's Retreat… Do Occupational Therapists Practise What They Preach?' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 74, (9) 411-411 , DOI
Bannigan K, Cotterill D, Lewis P & Wolverson C 2011 'An undergraduate mental health pathway' BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 74, (7) 360-360 Author Site
Bullock A & Bannigan K 2011 'Effectiveness of Activity-Based Group Work in Community Mental Health: A Systematic Review' American Journal of Occupational Therapy 65, (3) 257-266 , DOI
Bannigan K, Lewis P, Laver-Fawcett A, Wolverson C, Long C, Cadman D & Cotterill D 2011 'Is it Time for a Mental Health Pathway in Undergraduate Programmes?' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 74, (3) 153-156 , DOI
Bannigan K 2011 'INTERVENTIONS, EFFECTS, AND OUTCOMES IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: ADULTS AND OLDER ADULTS' BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 74, (1) 54-54 Author Site , DOI
Bannigan K & Moores A 2009 'A Model of Professional Thinking: Integrating Reflective Practice and Evidence Based Practice' Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy 76, (5) 342-350 , DOI
Duncan E & Bannigan K 2009 'Leaders and gurus Response' BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 72, (12) 567-567 Author Site
Bannigan K & Watson R 2009 'Reliability and validity in a nutshell' Journal of Clinical Nursing 18, (23) 3237-3243 , DOI
Duncan E & Bannigan K 2009 'Response' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 72, (12)
Duncan E & Bannigan K 2009 'In a World of Uncertainty, We Need Leaders Not Gurus' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 72, (10) 423-423 , DOI
Bannigan K 2009 'Evidenced‐based Practice is an Evolving Concept' International Journal of Disability, Development and Education 56, (3) 301-305 , DOI
Bannigan K & Dunford C 2009 'The REF: An Opportunity for Occupational Therapy to Make its Mark?' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 72, (8) 331-331 , DOI
Brown CA, Bannigan K & Gill JR 2009 'Questioning: A critical skill in postmodern health-care service delivery' Australian Occupational Therapy Journal 56, (3) 206-210 , DOI
Bannigan K 2009 'Occupation and health' BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 72, (3) 136-136 Author Site
Le Boutillier C & Bannigan K 2008 'Evidence-based practice: A target for clinical teams' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 71, (12) 553-554
Bannigan K 2008 'Evidence-based practice' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 71, (11) 502-503
O'Brien T & Bannigan K 2008 'Making Informed Choices in the Context of Service User Empowerment and the Mental Capacity Act 2005' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 71, (7) 305-307 , DOI
Williams H & Bannigan K 2008 'A simple trick to market ourselves' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 71, (6)
Bannigan K, Bell C & Doherty P 2008 'Tackle your fear of numbers..' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 71, (6)
Bannigan K, Bell C & Doherty P 2008 'Tackle your fear of numbers and you will go far!' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 71, (4)
Bannigan K, Boniface G, Doherty P, Nicol M, Porter-Armstrong A & Scudds R 2008 'Priorities for Occupational Therapy Research in the United Kingdom: Executive Summary of the POTTER Project' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 71, (1) 13-16 , DOI
Bannigan K & Birleson A 2007 'Getting to Grips with Evidence-Based Practice: The Ten Commandments' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 70, (8) 345-348 , DOI
Bannigan K, Hughes S & Booth M 2007 'Research is now every occupational therapist's business' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 70, (3)
Bannigan K 2006 'When did you last read a good book?' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 69, (5)
Bannigan K 2005 'Understanding how to use outcome measures' International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 12, (12) 524-524 , DOI
Carnduff A, Bannigan K & Chard G 2005 'Education, practice and research across Europe (multiple letters) [1]' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 68, (11) 532-534
Bannigan K 2005 'Your turn to take the lead?' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 68, (10)
Bannigan K 2005 'Asking Questions and Being Scrutinised to Develop Scholarship' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 68, (3) 103-103 , DOI
Bannigan K 2004 'Not a leisure pursuit [1]' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 67, (6)
Bannigan K 2004 'Occupational therapy is not a leisure pursuit' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 67, (4)
Bannigan K 2004 'Commentaries' International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 11, (10)
Bannigan K 2002 'A positive attitude is a professional imperative' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 65, (9)
Bannigan K 2002 'EBP, RCTs and a climate of mutual respect' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 65, (8) 391-392
Bannigan K & Hooper L 2002 'How journal clubs can overcome barriers to research utilization' British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 9, (8) 299-303 , DOI
Bannigan K & Bryar R 2002 'The importance of overcoming barriers to research utilization' British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 9, (7) 270-273 , DOI
Bannigan K 2002 'Bright future for use of research [1]' Physiotherapy 88, (4)
Bannigan K 2002 'Measuring disease, 2nd edition' JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING 37, (2) 219-219 Author Site , DOI
Bannigan K 2001 'Is research valued as a legitimate career pathway in occupational therapy?' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 64, (9)
Bannigan K 2001 'CORRESPONDENCE' British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 8, (10) 395-395 , DOI
Metcalfe C, Lewin R, Wisher S, Perry S, Bannigan K & Moffett JK 2001 'Barriers to Implementing the Evidence Base in Four NHS Therapies' Physiotherapy 87, (8) 433-441 , DOI
Bannigan K & Duncan EAS 2001 'A Survey of Post-Registration Research Students in Occupational Therapy' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 64, (6) 278-284 , DOI
Bannigan K 2001 'Developing maturity through rejection' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 64, (3)
Bannigan K 2001 'A Guide to Organising a Professional Conference: Learning from Experience' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 64, (4) 193-199 , DOI
Bannigan K 2001 'Use argument to deliver excellence' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 64, (3)
Bannigan K 2000 'Passion is our greatest asset in marketing occupational therapy' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 63, (10)
Bannigan K 2000 'To Serve Better: Addressing Poor Performance in Occupational Therapy' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 63, (11) 523-528 , DOI
Davis SF & Bannigan K 2000 'Priorities in Mental Health Research: The Results of a Live Research Project' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 63, (3) 98-104 , DOI
Bannigan K 1999 'Overcoming barriers to research utilisation [2]' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 62, (12)
Bannigan K 1999 'Research articles and the working therapist [6]' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 62, (7) 336-337
Bannigan K 1999 'Will Commentaries Demystify the Text?' Physiotherapy 85, (7) 397-397 , DOI
Bannigan K 1999 'Occupational therapy leadership and vision in the information society [2]' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 62, (3) 138-139
Bannigan K & Hagedorn R 1999 'Occupational therapy needs leaders, not wallflowers [1]' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 62, (1)
Bannigan K 1997 'Clinical Effectiveness: Systematic Reviews and Evidence-Based Practice in Occupational Therapy' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 60, (11) 479-483 , DOI
Clegg A & Bannigan K 1997 'Shifting the Balance of Opinion: RCTs in Occupational Therapy' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 60, (11) 510-512 , DOI
Droogan J & Bannigan K 1997 'Organisation of asthma care: what difference does it make?' Nurs Times 93, (34) 45-46 Author Site
Droogan J & Bannigan K 1997 'A review of psychosocial family interventions for schizophrenia' Nurs Times 93, (26) 46-47 Author Site
Bannigan K, Droogan J & Entwistle V 1997 'Systematic reviews: what do they involve?' Nurs Times 93, (18) 52-53 Author Site
Wride J & Bannigan K 0 ''If you can't help me, so help me God I will cut it off myself…' The experience of living with knee pain: A qualitative meta-synthesis' Physiotherapy , DOI PEARL
Eyres P, Birken M, Bannigan K & Letherby G 0 'Occupational Therapy and client participation in religious practices: a scoping review' JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports PEARL
Books
Westcott L; Clouston TJ; Whitcombe SW 2018 978-1-910451-08-3. 1st cumbria, UK M&K Publisher Site

Links

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