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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


PGR Supervision

Craig Newman Investigating the differentials in occupational therapists’ expertise in intermediate care to support risk in decision making Start Date: 01/10/2019

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. 1 Nov 2020, In: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Bathing adaptations in the homes of older adults and their carers (BATH-OUT): A qualitative extended follow-up study with concurrent nested outcome assessments, Golding-Day, M., Whitehead, P. Nov 2020, In: BMJ Open
  • Biopsychosocial Intervention for Stroke Carers (BISC): Results of a Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial and Nested Qualitative Interview Study, 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. 1 Oct 2020, In: Clinical Rehabilitation
  • The lived experience of bathing adaptations in the homes of older adults and their carers (BATH-OUT): A qualitative interview study, 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): Occupational Therapy Intervention in Reablement, Whitehead, P., Drummond, A., Parry, R., Walker, M. 1 Sep 2018, In: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Biopsychosocial Intervention for Stroke Carers (BISC): Protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial (RCT), 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): protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial (RCT), 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): results of a feasibility randomised controlled trial, 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: A systematic review, Whitehead, P., Worthington, E., Parry, R., Walker, M., Drummond, A. 1 Nov 2015, In: Clinical Rehabilitation


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