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 Ruth Squire

Ruth Squire

Senior Lecturer: Occupational Therapy

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email
squirere@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 206 87761
Campuses
3.37, 3rd Floor, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Campus, Cardiff, CF14 4XN

Overview

Other Roles

Programme Manager: BSc Occupational Therapy (Full & Part time)

Research Interests

  • Exploring occupational lives of individuals with RA
  • Exploring work and RA (developing proposal for PhD)
  • Improving OT practice in rheumatology

Biography

Clinical

15 years of clinical practice in a variety of settings, with 7 years working in rheumatology including clinical specialist position in rheumatology and hand surgery.

Academic

Currently Programme manager for Occupational therapy and Coordinator for the Full time BSc Hons students.

April 2013 - Deputy Education officer for the British health professionals in Rheumatology (BHPR)
April 2014 - Education officer for BHPR which includes chairing a subcomittee to develop a package of online learning and physical courses for AHPs in rheumatology
August 2013 -2015- Project leader for the development of   NICE and COT accredited guidelines on orthotic interventions in rheumatology occupational therapy.

Professional Interests

  • From 2006 - 2012 member of the National executive committee ( NEC) for the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section - Rheumatology (COTSSR) fulfilling the roles of Welsh representative and latterly editor of the Journal of Rheumatology Occupational therapy.
  • Since Nov 2012, co-opted by the NEC as project leader of the guidelines development group planning to produce College of Occupational Therapists accredited evidence based practice guidelines.
  • Member of British Health Professionals in Rheumatology ( BHPR) and COTSSR

Publications

2017

  • Squire, R., Ramsey, L. and Dunford, C. 2017. Leisure. In: Curtin, M., Egan, M. and Adams, J. eds. Occupational Therapy for people experiencing illness. injury or impairment. Promoting occupation and participation. London: Elsevier, pp. 471-484.

2014

2012

2011

2010

2009

2006

  • Stead, P., Clarke, M. L. and Squire, R. E. 2006. Placement shadowing experience. Presented at: College of occupational therapy conference, Cardiff, June 2006.

2004

2010 MSc Dissertation: Living with RA: uncovering complexity and unique perspectives of daily occupations

2007 - 2009 Systematic review of pain management in rheumatology occupational therapy - COTSS rheumatology

2006-2008   Funded project (AHP Wales)  £8000 -   The research needs of occupational therapists working in Wales -   Delphi survey