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Dr Steven Whitcombe

Senior Lecturer: Occupational Therapy

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email:
whitcombes@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 87794
Location:
Room 3.1, 3rd Floor, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Campus, Cardiff, CF14 4XN
Available for postgraduate supervision

Research Interests

I have a particular interest in the epistemologies of healthcare practice which includes the following:

  • Knowledge and its relationship to healthcare professional identity
  • Student learner identities, particularly with respect to problem-based learning
  • Professional development/ professionalisation of occupational therapy.
  • Transitions to and within health and social care practice.

I am a qualified occupational therapist and previous to working in higher education I worked in the area of mental health.

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I have a general interest in epistemology, social science and health professional education, I am currently exploring the relationship between occupational science and occupational therapy practice.

I am interested in supervising and or examining doctoral students in the following areas:

* Health professional education

* Health/nursing/social care students' experiences of learning.

* Knowledge and its relationship to health and social practitioners' identity.

* Genericism versus specialism in health and social care in  particularl,  mental health settings.

*knowledge application particularly with respect to occupational therapy and occupational science

Past projects

 Co- supervisor for Ken Wong : Dialogical Reflection as an Epistemology. A  PhD thesis that explored students' understanding and the use of dialogical reflection in an occupational therapy curriculum.