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Dr Alison Seymour

Dr Alison Seymour

Lecturer: Occupational Therapy

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email:
seymoura@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 87762
Location:
Room 3.18b, 3rd Floor, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Campus, Cardiff, CF14 4XN

Research Interests

  • Currently undertaking research into the effects of group dynamics within Problem Based Learning groups.
  • Have presented nationally regarding occupational therapy and forensic psychiatry and occupational therapy and eating disorder services.

I came into education following a twenty year career as a mental health occupational therapist working in the NHS and prison service. I initially started as a lecturer/practitioner but joined the Occupational Therapy Department full time in December 2004. I work full time on the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy based at Ty Dewi Sant and also input into the full time BSc programme.

I am also a part time PhD student at   Cardiff University. My research will use a constructivist grounded theory methodology to investigate the nature and process of the therapeutic relationship between people with an eating disorder and their therapists.

I continue my interest in mental health through being a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section (Mental Health) and undertaking the role of peer reviewer for their publication.

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I have undertaken research into the effects of group dynamics within PBL groups on the learning experience of the student. This was further developed into looking at how working in PBL groups develops team working skills for professional practice.

I am also co-researcher on an action research project currently working with occupational therapists in Swansea who are introducing a model of practice into their mental health service.

My PhD research will use a constructivist grounded theory methodology to investigate the nature and process of the therapeutic relationship between people with an eating disorder and their therapists. I am also undertaking a small scale evaluation into the role of occupational therapists in Tier 3 eating disorder services in Wales.