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Division: Occupational Therapy & Arts Therapies

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Catriona Dillingham is a Lecturer in the Occupational Therapy & Arts Therapies Division.

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Catriona is a lecturer in Occupational Therapy in the Division of Occupational Therapy and Art Therapies; on the BSc (Hons.) Undergraduate and PGDip/MSc Pre-registration Programmes, since 2013. Her clinical and managerial background is in mental health.

In 1996, Catriona graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy from Queen Margaret University, and is currently working towards completion of her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Queen Margaret. Catriona commences Programme Leadership for the PGDip Pre-registration Programme in the academic year 2015/16.

Catriona‘s interests of enquiry are; non pharmacological, occupation focused intervention with adults with ADHD. occupation, wellbeing and primary care mental health, digital technologies within teaching, learning and assessment and mental health “Objective Structured Practical Examinations” in Occupational Therapy Education.

Catriona is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, is registrant with Health Professions Council, and College of Occupational Therapists. She currently collaborates with the NHS Lothian Adult ADHD Resource Team.

I have designed, coordinated and delivered a number of modules which span across undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, primarily in occupational therapy. The modules specifically relating to pediatrics and research methods have always received excellent feedback, and informed master classes for students with specialized pediatric and methodological interests. This has led to me developing a mentor’s role for students interested in research. I have been influential in assisting students refining their ideas, and developing their confidence in undertaking a Research Degree or presenting their work in international conferences. I have supervised MSc students for over nine years, and I have been involved in PhD supervision for the past four years.

I have participated in a number of course validation and re-validation events, and I was part of the team developing the Research Methods module, as well as the newly validated MRes course in Clinical Research.