Miss Sam Whiting
Teaching and Research Associate - Occupational Therapy
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)
I am a Teaching and Research Associate in Occupational Therapy at Plymouth University. This role involves both working as a member of the lecturing team within Occupational Therapy and as a PhD student. I graduated from Northumbria University with a MSc in Occupational Therapy and have worked in Acute physical health since 2012 in several roles within Occupational Therapy. I have also worked within homeless services for children and young adults and mental health and learning disabilities within differing roles across the South West and Newcastle.
BSc in Health and Complementary Therapies, University of Worcester 2012.
Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
I am currently engaged in supporting teaching on the Undergraduate Occupational Therapy programme. I am also the PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Scheme) academic facilitator for Occupational Therapy at Plymouth University. I am currently engaged in a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) to support my development as an academic and further explore pedagogic research with interests in how to best support international students on health professional programs.
I am an early PhD researcher with interests in older adults and community engagement. My PhD is currently exploring the role of occupational therapy within primary care for older adults living with long term conditions.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Whiting, S., Robertson, D., & Bannigan, K. (2019). Models of primary care for community dwelling adults with long term conditions- A scoping review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 17(11), p2357–2369. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-004003
Whiting, S. (2017). Social Groups- Exploring Occupational Engagement in Older Men. The College of Occupational Therapists 41st Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK. June 2017
Whiting, S. (2019). An Occupational Approach to Primary Care for those living with Long Term Conditions. Rehabilitation Research Group Presentation. Plymouth University. June 2019.(Invited speaker)
Whiting, S. (2019). Models of Primary Care for adults with Long Term Conditions- A scoping systematic review. Presented at the Stroke Forum, Telford. December 2019. (Invited speaker)
Other academic activities
Whiting, S. (2017). 'Social Groups: Exploring occupational engagement in older men.- The College of Occupational Therapists Annual 41st Conference, Birmingham. 19/06/2017Whiting, S., Robertson, D., & Bannigan, K. (2019). Models of primary care for community dwelling adults with long term conditions- A scoping review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports.
Twitter Handle: @SWhitingOT