Staff Profile


Miss Jeannette Head

Senior Lecturer

School: Centre for Work Based Learning and Continuing Development

Campus: Medway

Tel: 01227 924433

Profile summary

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Present Roles

  • MSc Health and Wellbeing Programme Director

  • Module Lead for Foundations for Practice, Transforming Practice, and Dissertation (These module forms part of BSc Applied Practice (2014 Validation) programme)

  • Module Lead for Enhancing Health and Wellbeing (this module forms part of the MSc Health and Wellbeing (2014 Validation) Programme)

  • Human Development Through The Lifespan and Human Anatomy and Physiology (these modules form part of the Certificate of Higher Education (2014 Validation) Programme)


Prior roles:

  • Pathway Lead for MSc Advanced Practice (Occupational Therapy) (2013 – 2017)

  • Module lead for Advanced Theory in Occupational Therapy (2014) (this module formed part of the MSc Advanced Practice (Occupational Therapy) Programme)

  • Module lead for Specialist and Advanced Practice in Occupational Therapy (2013) (this module formed part of the MSc Advanced Practice (Occupational Therapy) Programme)

  • Module lead for Concepts and Frameworks in Occupational Therapy (2013 – 2016) (this module formed part of the BSc Hons Occupational Therapy Programme)

  • BSc Occupational Therapy - Cohort Tutor (2011 – 2016)

  • OT as a Complex Intervention Module Lead (2010 – 2012) (this module formed part of the BSc Hons Occupational Therapy Programme)

  • OT Practice Placements Tutor (2004 – 2011)

Other programme involvement:

  • Co-ordination of Canterbury Christ Church University Occupational Therapy non-accredited CPD provision.

  • Member of the working party undertaking Faculty of Health and Social Care Continuing Professional Development review – 2013 - 2014.

  • Contribution to 2009 and 2012 revalidations of the OT BSc Hons Pre registration Programmes.

Teaching and subject expertise

Teaching/research/clinical interests:

  • Developing critical reflection in and on practice

  • Enhancing skills in professional reasoning and decision-making

  • Advancing understanding of Occupational Therapy theoretical concepts

  • Mental health promotion through participation in occupations

External activities

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION - Enabling and engaging students within an e-learning environment using WordPress.  (poster created in partnership with Fiona Gray) Presented BAOT/COT  Annual Conference, 2015

PAPER PRESENTATION – Lessons from history: Illuminating future directions - WFOT Congress, 2014

WORKSHOP PRESENTATION - The Kawa (River) Model –  Offering a Creative Tool for Reflection.  Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) & International Practice Development Collaborative (IPDC) Conference, 2012

PAPER PRESENTATION - Promoting creativity in reflection: charting the learning experience (paper prepared in partnership with Karina Dancza) - CARN/IPDC Conference,2012

POSTER PRESENTATION -Partners in learning through role-emerging placements in Occupational Therapy: An ‘Alternative Tube Map’ – (poster created in partnership with Karina Dancza) - Partners in Learning Conference, CCCU, 2011

POSTER PRESENTATION -Improving the student learning experience through using Constructive Alignment – (poster created in partnership with Rayya Ghul, Sue Mesa) – Partners in Learning Conference, CCCU, 2011

WORKSHOP – Managing Change CCCU Support Staff Development - Faculty of Health and Social Care, CCCU, 2011

WORKSHOP PRESENTATION - Promotion of Occupational Therapy in Schools through role-emerging student placements.  College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Interest Group (undertaken in partnership with Karina Dancza) – Children, Young People and Families, South East Region – Study Day, 2010

PAPER PRESENTATION- Preparing and Supporting Students on Role Emerging Placements (Prepared in partnership with and presented by Nancy Clark, Lindsey Keefe, and Jan Jensen) - BAOT/COT 34th Annual Conference, 2010

WORKSHOP PRESENTATION - Developing Practice Placement Opportunities: Creativity, Collaboration and Culture (Prepared in partnership with Ailsa Gillen) - Presented BAOT/COT 31st Annual Conference, 2007

Publications and research outputs

Cook, l. Easter, H. Head, J. Roberts, S.  (2009) A primary provision under occupation. Speech and Language Therapy in Practice.


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