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Dr Carly Reagon

Dr Carly Reagon

Senior Lecturer: Occupational Therapy

School of Healthcare Sciences

+44 (0)29 206 87126
13.16,13th Floor, Eastgate House, 35-43 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 OAB
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After studying for degrees in theology (Lampeter University, 1998) and occupational therapy (Essex School of Occupational Therapy, 2000), I worked as an occupational therapist in orthopaedic rehabilitation.  In 2003 I undertook a postgraduate diploma in social science research methods and commenced my PhD at Cardiff University.  My doctoral thesis was an investigation of the concept of evidence-based practice in an occupational therapy setting.

I took up my current position as lecturer in the School of Healthcare Sciences in March 2008 after working as a research officer in the School of Medicine. I teach on BSc, PgDip and MSc level courses and undertake a range of research activities including supervision of postgraduate research students.















  • 2012-2015 (Co-Investigator): A study to investigate the effect of choral singing on quality of life, self-esteem and empowerment and the factors which underlie these effects in both patients previously diagnosed with cancer, and their carers. Funded by Tenovus.
  • 2012-2013 (Principal Investigator): An action research study to identify and pilot an outcome measure for an occupation and recovery based service for people with mental health conditions. Funded by UK Occupational Therapists Research Foundation, Institute of Social Psychiatry Scholarship
  • 2011-2012 (Co-investifator): An evaluation of Mind Monmouthshire's Hiway Service.  Funded by Mind Monmouthshire.
  • 2008-2010 (Principal Investigator) Condition Management Programme research: a mixed-method evaluation of NHS Condition Management Programmes which aim to enable those claiming incapacity benefits to better understand and manage their health condition. This research combined interviews with managers, healthcare professionals, and clients with analysis of outcome measure data (SF36v2, GSES, and HADS). Funded by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg, Cwm Taf and Hywel Dda Health Boards.
  • 2006-2008 (Research officer) Demand management - a comparative, multi-method study of referral management centres: an evaluation of three comparative systems of GP referral to secondary care using interviews, observation, and analysis of routine data. Funded by AWARD.
  • 2003-2006 (PhD Student) Reconfiguring Evidence Based Practice for use by Occupational Therapists. Funded by the School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University.