Dr Rosi Raine
Deputy Head of School
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)
I am the Associate Head of School for Marketing and Admissions. I am also a lecturer with the occupational therapy team and teach on the MSc Occupational Therapy Pre-registration programme, the MSc Advanced Professional Practice Occupational Therapy programme and the BSc Occupational Therapy programme.
I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1995 at York St Johns and I have worked as an occupational therapist in a broad range of mental health and physical health settings. I completed my MSc in Occupational Therapy in 2002 at the University of East London. I started teaching at Cardiff University in 2003 and completed my PGCE in Further and Higher Education at the University of the West of England in 2005. I have been at Plymouth University since 2008. I completed my PhD in Health Studies in 2018.
I am a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
I enjoy teaching across all of our occupational therapy programmes, however my main teaching commitments are with the MSc Occupational Therapy Pre-registration programme. We use a wide range of teaching and learning methods and I am particularly interested in experiential education, problem based learning and placements in emerging practice settings. I am also a manual handling trainer.
Staff serving as external examiners
I was an external examiner for the Postgraduate Vocational Rehabilitation programmes at Sheffield Hallam University from 2011 - 2015. I was also a critical friend on their programme approval panel in 2008.
My current research is exploring the meaning of outdoor adventure from an occupational science perspective to inform health promotion within occupational therapy. I am a member of the Outdoor and Experiential Learning Research Network: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/oelres-net ; and I attend the Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy seminar series: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/participation-in-everyday-life .
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
We were delighted to see our first cohort on the MSc Occupational Therapy Pre-registration programme graduate in September 2016. I supervised Frankie Blow's MSc dissertation on the meaning of surfing. We awarded the Inaugural Lecturers Prize for Contribution to the MSc Occupational Therapy Pre-registration prize to Steph Nocks; and the Catherine Mounter Award for Contribution to Occupational Science to Lana Parker for her dissertation on the meaning of pet ownership to people who are homeless.
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