Lyn Westcott
Profiles

Lyn Westcott

Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) and Associate Head of School

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

Role

Associate Head of the School of Health Professions, Internationalisation &
Academic lead for Occupational Therapy at Plymouth University

Qualifications

MSc (Medical Education), University of Wales College of Medicine

BSc (Open), Open University

Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists

Professional membership

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists
Fellow of the Academy of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Roles on external bodies

Chair of Learning & Development Board of the College of Occupational Therapists (Casual Appointment 2016 - present) & College of Occupational Therapists Council Member (Casual Appointment 2016 - present) 


Member of the Learning & Development Board of the College of Occupational Therapists 2015 - 2016

Committee Member Occupational Science Europe 2011 - present

Visiting Scholar University of Malta 2013 - present

Programme Accreditor for College of Occupational Therapists

SW Committee for British Association of Occupational Therapists - Education Officer (2012- 2015)

Teaching interests

Occupational Therapy theory and practice, management issues, mental health, research, behavioural sciences

Staff serving as external examiners

Queen Margaret's University 2014 - present
NUI Galway 2011 - 2014
University of Coventry  2007 - 2011
University of Cumbria 2005 - 2009
Colchester Institute 2001 - 2005

Research interests

Occupational Theory
Pedogogical issues including Problem Based Learning

Books / Journals:

Westcott L (in press) Embracing Professionalism: Becoming a responsible and autonomous practitioner in Clouston TJ, Westcott L, Whitcombe S (eds) Transitions into Practice. Cumbria M&K

Clouston TJ, Westcott L, Whitcombe S (in press) Transitions into Practice. Cumbria M&K

Westcott L,  (2014) Setting the standard for professionalism Occupational Therapy News July 2014

Westcott L,  (2014) Clinical exercises for treating traumatic stress in children and adolescents: practical guidelines and ready to use resources (book review) British Journal of Occupational Therapy 77(8) 433-4

Westcott, L (2014) What the standards mean for universities: Setting the standard for professionalism. Occupational Therapy News July 23

Acknowledged contributor: College of Occupational Therapists (2014) College of Occupational Therapists' learning and development standards for pre-registration education. London. College of Occupational Therapists

Westcott L, Turner A, Twinley R, Roberts A (2013) Drawing on Wilcock (letter) British Journal of Occupational Therapy 76(6)

Westcott L, Whitcombe SW (2012) Continuing Professional Development: the personal and public interface. (Editorial) British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 75 (12) 531

Terry M, Westcott L (2012) Are Occupational Therapists in acute general hospitals addressing the psychological well being of people that they work with? British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 75 (6)  296-8

Roberts A, Westcott L. (2012) Occupational Science: Owning Occupation (Conference report) Occupational Therapy News Jan 48

Westcott L, Roberts A. (2011) Promoting Health Through Occupation (letter) British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 74(12) 586-7

Terry M, Westcott L (2011) Body and Soul: Are Occupational Therapists in acute general hospitals addressing the psychological well being of people that they work with? British Journal of Occupational Therapy.  

Clouston TJ, Westcott L, Whitcombe S, Rielly J, Matheson R (Eds) (2010) Problem Based Learning in Health and Social Care.  Wiley Blackwell Science, Oxford ISBN-10:1405180560

Westcott L (2010) Starting out: a guide to using this book and its development Chapter 1 in  Clouston TJ, Westcott L, Whitcombe S, Rielly J, Matheson R (Eds) (2010) Problem Based Learning in Health and Social Care.  Wiley Blackwell Science, Oxford ISBN-10:1405180560 

Westcott L, Seymour A, Roberts S (2010) Curriculum DevelopmentChapter 4 in  in Clouston TJ, Westcott L, Whitcombe S, Rielly J, Mathesson R (Eds) Problem Based Learning in Health and Social Care. Wiley Blackwell Science, Oxford ISBN-10:1405180560 

Scott Roberts S, Westcott L (2007) Play - Chapter 9 in Bellman M, Piele E (Eds) The Normal Child, Edinburgh, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone  ISBN 0-443-05707-9

Whitcombe S.W. Westcott L (2006) A global evidence-based approach (letter) British Journal of Occupational Therapy 69 (2) 94

Clouston T, Westcott L (Eds) (2005) Working in Health & Social Care: an introduction for healthcare professionals. Edinburgh. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 0-443-07488-7

Westcott L (2005) Continuing Professional Education. Chapter 6 in Clouston T Westcott L (Eds.) Working in Health and Social Care: An introduction for Allied Health professionals. Edinburgh. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone ISBN 0-443-07488-7

Whitcombe S.W. Westcott L (2004) Collaboration: a Professional Approach Not Just for Practice (Editorial) British Journal of Occupational Therapy 67 (9) 379

Clouston T, Westcott L, Whitcombe S (2003) Mental Health Learning and Teaching in Occupational Therapy. Mental Health in Higher Education. Downloadable from http://www.mhhe.Itsn.ac.uk/resources/occtherapy.asp

Evan A Telford R Westcott L (2003) Draft Scope: Depression in children: identification and management of depression in children and young people in primary, community and secondary care. Response from the College of Occupational Therapists. London. College of Occupational Therapists.

Westcott L Whitcombe S.W. (2003) Globalisation (letter) British Journal of Occupational Therapy 66 (10) 490-1

Westcott L  Whitcombe S.W. (2003) Globalisation and Occupational Therapy: poles apart? British Journal of Occupational Therapy 66 (7) 328-30

Hearle D Westcott L (2002) Fieldwork placements: the most appropriate decisions (letter) British Journal of Occupational Therapy 65 (1) 38

Westcott L Rugg S (2001) The Computation of Fieldwork Achievement in Occupational Therapy Degrees: Measuring a Minefield? British Journal of Occupational Therapy 64 (11) 541-8


Conferences

Brown C, Pattemore S, Price R, Wallis H, Whiting S, Westcott L (2015) The Experienced Motorbiker: Exploring the Relationship Between Occupational Meaning, Identity and Perceived Risk. Occupational Science Europe International Conference, Bournemouth, UK

Westcott L, (2015). Occupational Therapy in the UK: current and future trends. Keynote lecture. International Student Congress, Zuyd University Netherlands

Westcott L, (2014) College of Occupational Therapists' Education Standards and CurriculumGuidance. College of Occupational Therapists Accreditors' event. COT. UK

Westcott L, Cocksedge Z (2014) Continuing Professional Development. Workshop session. British Association of Occupational Therapists South West Regional Conference event. Taunton, UK

College of Occupational Therapists workshop session: Clampin A, Westcott L, Anderson P, Turner A, Parkin C, JD Wheeler (2104) Launch of the College of Occupational Therapists' Education Standards and Curriculum Guidance. College of Occupational Therapists 38th Annual Conference Brighton, UK

Westcott L, Clampin A,  Turner A, Parkin C (2013) Have your say: reviewing the College of Occupational Therapists' Education Standards and Curriculum Guidance. Seminar session. College of Occupational Therapists 37th Annual Conference Glasgow, UK

Turner A, Clampin A, Westcott L, Parkin C (2013) Hearing practitioners' voices: have your say on pre-registration education Facilitated poster discussion. College of Occupational Therapists 37th Annual Conference Glasgow, UK

Westcott L, Eyres P (2013) Student Continuous Professional Development: is it ever too early to start? Paper presentation. College of Occupational Therapists 37th Annual Conference Glasgow, UK

Westcott L Roberts A (2012) Practice Scholarship: A way towards Diversity in Professional Development. Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries (COTEC) Congress Stockholm, Sweden

Roberts A, Westcott L (2011) A Practice Scholarship Project for Devon & Cornwall. Shaping Our Future. British Association South West Regional Confernce, Taunton, UK.

Terry M, Westcott L (2011) Tribalism or Collectivism – the continuous debate of generic vs specialist OT and what this means to you? Round table presentation. College of Occupational Therapists conference Brighton, UK

Westcott L,  Flavell E, Anne-Marie McViegh AM, Owen A, Preater-Gillard R (2011)
Can I, Could I?  Perceptions of Leadership Qualities amongst Student Occupational Therapists. Poster presentation. College of Occupational Therapists conference Brighton, UK

Westcott L Roberts A Iwama M (2011)  Practice Scholarship: discovering and applying theory with students amongst practice placement educators. Paper presentation. College of Occupational Therapists conference Brighton, UK

Westcott L (2010) Building a Flexible Framework for a Sustainable Future in Occupational Therapy Education. Paper presentation. World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress, Santiago, Chile

Cogger N, Westcott L (2006) Embracing and Valuing Student Identity and Diversity in Occupational Therapy Education. Paper presentation. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Conference, Sydney, Australia. 

Westcott L, Roberts S. (2005) Ensuring Occupational Equity: Student Activity on a dual site curriculum. Paper presentation. College of Occupational Therapists, 29th Annual Conference, Eastbourne.

Roberts GW, Hearle D, Westcott L (2004) Collaboration versus Competition: Developing a Countrywide Framework. Paper presentation.  European Congress of Occupational Therapy, Athens.

Cogger N, Westcott L. (2003) Enpowering students on mental health fieldwork placements: collaborative working to equip students with practice competance. Paper presentation. Association of Occupational Therapists in Mental Health, 7th Annual Conference, University of Kent. 

Rugg S, Westcott L (2003) Are Student Expectations of Practice Designed for Living a Professional Life? Paper presentation. College of Occupational Therapists, 27th Annual Conference, SECC Glasgow.

Westcott L (2002) Broader Horizons for a New Millennium: Student Occupational Therapists' Perceptions of Overseas Practice. Attended Poster Presentation. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Other academic activities

Abstract reviewer Occupational Science Europe Conference, UK 2015
Abstract reviewer International Occupational Science Conference, USA 2014
Abstract reviewer for World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress, Japan 2014
Chair of approval events for Plymouth University and Partnership Colleges 2012 - present

2015 - present sit on Plymouth University Teaching and Learning Quality Committee  
Peer reviewer & book reviewer British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Committee member Occupational Science Europe 2011- present
Subject expert University of Bradford 2011 
Critical friend for MSc OT & BSc(Hons)OT approval events at other universities