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j.stead@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473769



Biography

I am currently the practice placement co-ordinator, and senior lecturer in occupational therapy. I joined the University in 2004 to develop and lead the then new subject area of occupational therapy. I was previously a lecturer/practitioner as part of the Learning Disability Research Unit here at the University of Huddersfield and Head Occupational Therapist in Learning Disabilities. I graduated from the College of Ripon and York St.John as an occupational therapist many years ago! After working in a range of both physical and mental health settings I specialised in working with people with learning disabilities in secure environments and have a track record of developing and managing new occupational therapy services in challenging environments.

I have extensive experience of working in a variety of settings both at home and overseas. I enjoyed a wonderful sun filled time in Bermuda developing services for people with a learning disability as well as learning how to scuba dive! I have also worked as a Director of Rehabilitation in Newfoundland Canada, developing a newly established service of new graduates into a professionally competent highly respected team.

Research and Scholarship

I am currently engaged in doctoral studies at the University of Huddersfield, exploring professional identity development in undergraduate occupational therapy students. I am using interpretative phenomenological analysis in a longitudinal study. This links link directly with my teaching and practice placement responsibilities.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2016

Stead, J (2016) Becoming an Occupational Therapist: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

2015

Stead, J (2015) ‘Professional Identity Formation in Occupational Therapy: Doing, Being, Becoming and Belonging’. In: Advancing Occupational Therapy Conference, 12th-13th March 2015, Plymouth, UK

2014

Stead, J (2014) ‘Being on the receiving end: reflections of a daughter, care, occupational therapist and lecturerMental Health Nursing , 34 (5), pp. 34-35. ISSN 2043-7501

2013

Stead, J (2013) ‘Rethinking professional identity: Strategies for students’. In: 17th International Reflective Practice Conference, 9th-11th September 2013, Swansea, Wales

2012

Stead, J (2012) ‘Embedding entrepreneurial skills in the OT curriculum’. In: 9th COTEC congress of Occupational Therapy, 24th-27th May 2012, Stockholm, Sweden

2011

Stead, J (2011) ‘Developing entrepreneurial skills amongst occupational therapy students’. In: College of occupational therapists annual conference, 2011, Brighton

Stead, J (2011) ‘Exploring the student journey’. In: College of occupational therapists annual conference, 2011, Brighton

2010

Stead, J (2010) ‘Can the Kawa model be a credible research tool?’. In: College of occupational therapists annual conference, 2010, Brighton

Stead, J. and Hollingdale, P. (2010) ‘A powerful alliance : developing inter-professional education with occupational therapy and social work students’. In: Stepping up to the mark : integrated working, March 2010, University of Chester

2009

Stead, J. and Jones, J. (2009) ‘Putting creativity back into occupational therapy education’. In: College of occupational therapists annual conference, 2009, Brighton

2008

Stead, J (2008) ‘New beginnings: developing an undergraduate occupational therapy programme as a new subject area’. In: Nurse Education Tomorrow (NET) 2008, 2nd-4th September 2008, Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Stead, J. and Hollingdate, P. (2008) ‘OT and social work a powerful new alliance’. In: College of occupational therapists annual conference, 2008, Harrogate

Stead, J. and Hollingdate, P. (2008) ‘Interprofessional learning : OT and social work’. In: School of human and health science teaching and learning conference, 2008, University of Huddersfield

2007

Stead, J. and Graham, J. (2007) ‘Beyond boundaries’. In: Human and Health Science Teaching and Learning Conference, 2007, University of Huddersfield

Stead, J. and Graham, J. (2007) ‘Taking the leap : transition from practitioner to educator’. In: College of occupational therapists annual conference, 2007, Manchester

Stead, J. and Graham, J. (2007) ‘Making our mark : evaluation of an undergraduate occupational therapy course’. In: College of occupational therapists annual conference, 2007, Manchester

2006

Stead, J. and Ogden, D. (2006) ‘Motivation in forensic settings : do the perceptions of clients and therapists correlate’. In: College of occupational therapists annual conference, 2006, Manchester

2003

Walker, T., Stead, J. and Read, S. (2003) ‘Caseload management in community learning disability teams: Influences on decision-makingJournal of Intellectual Disabilities , 7 (4), pp. 297-321. ISSN 1744-6295

Stead, J (2003) ‘Lives worth living’. In: College of occupational therapists annual conference, 2003, Glasgow

Stead, J (2003) ‘Activity deprivation in secure care’. In: 2nd international conference on the care and treatment of offenders with a learning disability, 9-11th April 2003, University of central Lancashire

Connolly, A., Lindley, M., Stead, J. and Wood, H. (2003) ‘A seamless service’. In: 2nd international conference on the care and treatment of offenders with a learning disability, 9-11th April 2003, University of central Lancashire

2002

Stead, J (2002) ‘Activity deprivation in secure environments’. In: College of occupational therapists annual conference 2002, 2002, Brighton

Esteem

  • External Examiner for BSc Occupational Therapy Course University of Northumbria (2011-2015)
  • External Examiner for BSc Occupational Therapy Course University of Ulster (2015-2019)
  • HCPC Visitor assessing and monitoring Health Professional and Social Work Professional programmes against HCPC standards
  • Secretary for the National Practice Placement Tutors Forum (reporting to College of Occupational Therapists)
  • Cloverleaf Advocacy Trustee (2009-2014)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Reviewer for the British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Research Degree Supervision

I supervise both undergraduate and master’s level dissertations. Additionally I am part of the research supervision team exploring occupational therapy practice in supporting sexual expression of people with physical disabilities.

Areas of interest for supervision

  • Professional identity/ professional development
  • Occupational therapy practice education
  • Occupational science
  • Dementia
  • Learning disabilities

Postgraduate research opportunities with Joanne Stead

2017-18

MSc by Research
PhD

2018-19

MSc by Research
PhD

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Year I lead BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, including induction programme management
  • Assisting in the selection and recruitment of occupational therapy applicants
  • Practice Placement co-ordinator
  • Admissions officer (2005-2010)

Teaching and Professional Activities

Undergraduate

  • Lecturing on Health and Social care professional courses including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, and nursing, including lectures, workshops and seminars.
  • Module leaderships: All practice education modules in the occupational therapy curriculum.
  • Year 2. Enhancing occupational performance of individuals and groups.
  • Lead link perdon for Year 3, interprofessional research module.
  • Development of appropriate VLE materials to support teaching.
  • Assessment and marking of undergraduate work across the aforementioned disciplines.

Practice co-ordinator role

  • Co-ordinating and managing the practice learning experience of occupational therapy students.
  • Liaising with a wide variety of non-statutory organisations to expand learning experiences for students.
  • Educating the educators.

Postgraduate

  • Member of previous learning disability research unit - developing and delivering MSc Q-O-L learning disability.
  • Supervision and marking of masters student dissertations.
  • Delivering intensive in house practice educator courses to senior practice colleagues to support the learning of students in practice.

Clinical supervision of practice colleagues.
ACE/APPLE accreditation.