(l-r) Professor Annie Turner, Chair of the Elizabeth Casson Trust; Dr Rob Brooks, grant recipient; Julia Scott, CEO Royal College of Occupational Therapists at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Celebration of Excellence in Occupational Therapy: 2017 Awards
Dr Rob Brooks, Director of Occupational Therapy at Leeds Beckett University, has been awarded the final of three UKOTRF Elizabeth Casson Awards. The award is valued at £10,000.
UKOTRF (the United Kingdom Occupational Therapy Research Foundation) aims to build an evidence-base for occupational therapy by supporting research into the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of occupation-focused interventions.
Dr Brooks project is entitled ‘ Identifying occupational therapy interventions in children and young people’s mental health: a mixed methods systematic review‘. The project is expected to be completed by April 2018.
Other projects supported by the Elizabeth Casson Trust through UKOTRF include:
Homecare Enablement Services for people with dementia: the experiences of service users within local authorities – Dr Pat Chung, Canterbury Christ Church University (2016 grant recipient)
Return to work after stroke: a feasibility four to five year follow-up – Dr Julie Phillips, University of Nottingham (2015 grant recipient)