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Dr Dawn Drury

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Dawn Drury

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Discourse analysis - Including the influence of political, social and professional discourses on policy decisions and public perception of Crisis and CRT services in mental health and occupational engagement in a crisis

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Occupational Science focus; mental health crisis discourses; the nature of human occupations and impact of experiences of occupational disruption; the influences of socio-economic and political factors on occupational opportunities; neoliberal influences on choices and patterns of occupation. - including learning as an occupational form

Key Publications

Professional Activity

PGR Supervision

Helen Truran A critical exploration of collective occupation as a catalyst for participation and justice. Start Date: 22/05/2019


  • Health Studies PhD May 26 2014
  • Research Methods PGCert August 05 2009
  • Education PGCert July 20 2006
  • Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) July 23 2001
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017
  • Occupational Therapist Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC) 2014

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