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Dr Phillip Whitehead

Associate Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Phillip’s expertise lies in the field of community occupational therapy spanning health and social care domains. He is particularly interested in the development and evaluation of interventions to promote wellbeing and prevent or delay the use of other health and social care services. He has experience of a variety of research methods including: Randomised Controlled Trials; Qualitative Interviews; Systematic Reviews and mixed methods.

Phillip is currently leading an NIHR School for Social Care Research (SSCR) funded study on Bathing Adaptations in the Homes of Older Adults (BATH-OUT). His previous research has focussed on occupational therapy in homecare reablement services and pre-discharge occupational therapy home visits.

Campus Address

Room B018
Coach Lane Campus

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An audit of dressing practice by occupational therapists in acute stroke settings in England, Worthington, E., Whitehead, P., Li, Z., Golding-Day, M., Walker, M. 12 Jun 2020, In: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Biopsychosocial Intervention for Stroke Carers (BISC), Walker, M., Birchall, S., Cobley, C., Condon, L., Fisher, R., Fletcher-Smith, J., Golding-Day, M., Greensmith, C., Kontou, E., Matias, O., Sprigg, N., Thomas, S., Whitehead, P. 21 Jun 2020, In: Clinical Rehabilitation
  • The lived experience of bathing adaptations in the homes of older adults and their carers (BATH-OUT), Whitehead, P., Golding-Day, M. 1 Nov 2019, In: Health and Social Care in the Community
  • Bathing Adaptations in the Homes of Older Adults (BATH-OUT): Results of a Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT), Whitehead, P., Golding-Day, M., Belshaw, S., Dawson, T., James, M., Walker, M. 26 Nov 2018, In: BMC Public Health
  • Content and Acceptability of an Occupational Therapy Intervention in Homecare Re-ablement Services (OTHERS), Whitehead, P., Drummond, A., Parry, R., Walker, M. 1 Sep 2018, In: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Biopsychosocial Intervention for Stroke Carers (BISC), Walker, M., Thomas, S., Whitehead, P., Condon, L., Fisher, R., Kontou, E., Benford, P., Cobley, C. 22 Oct 2017, In: BMJ Open
  • Bathing adaptations in the homes of older adults (BATH-OUT), Whitehead, P., James, M., Belshaw, S., Dawson, T., Day, M., Walker, M. 6 Oct 2016, In: BMJ Open
  • Occupational Therapy in HomEcare Re-ablement Services (OTHERS), Whitehead, P., Walker, M., Parry, R., Latif, Z., McGeorge, I., Drummond, A. 16 Aug 2016, In: BMJ Open
  • Interventions to reduce dependency in personal activities of daily living in community dwelling adults who use homecare services, Whitehead, P., Worthington, E., Parry, R., Walker, M., Drummond, A. 1 Nov 2015, In: Clinical Rehabilitation
  • An introduction to economic evaluation in occupational therapy, Sampson, C., James, M., Whitehead, P., Drummond, A. 1 Jul 2014, In: British Journal of Occupational Therapy

PGR Supervision

Craig Newman Start: 01/10/2019


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