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Judith Mitchell

Judith Mitchell

Senior Lecturer

Summary

Jude is the placement lead for Occupational Therapy and a senior lecturer within the team. She is module lead for the extended scope and final placements on the BSc (Hons) course and for the Enabling Occupational Engagement module on the pre-registration MSc but teaches into a broad range of modules across all levels of the occupational therapy pre-registration courses based at Sheffield Hallam.

Her background, as an occupational therapist in mental health has spanned the private and statutory sector and provided extensive experience of working with people with complex mental health needs.

  • About

    Jude is the placement lead for occupational therapy and a senior lecturer within the team. She is module lead for the extended scope and final placement on the BSc (hons) course and for the Enabling Occupational Engagement module on the pre-registration MSc but teaches into a broad range of modules across all levels of the occupational therapy pre registration courses based at Hallam.

    Her background, as an occupational therapist in mental health has spanned the private and statutory sector and provided extensive experience of working with people with complex mental health needs in a range of settings, from the community to forensic services.

    Jude has a particular clinical interest in working with individuals with psychosis and personality disorder, using psychosocial approaches within her OT practice. Jude has been involved with the Personality Disorder Regional Learning Network since 2010, presenting at a number of their regional learning events.

    Since 2005 Jude has undertaken a range of leadership and management roles within mental health services, which has enabled her to develop her interest in making service user involvement meaningful and developing innovative approaches to care. In 2009, Jude was awarded an Outstanding Contribution to Telecare award for her work in implementing the use of tele care within mental health services.

    Since starting work with Sheffield Hallam University in 2012, Jude has been involved with a range of teaching, both internally and externally, with particular interests in mental health, resilience and wellbeing, psychosocial aspects of working with children and young people, leadership and innovation. Her research interests are around the use of social media to improve partnership working around children with SEN.

    Jude was involved in the redesign of the BSc (hons) course and has led the implementation of the extended scope placement for that course.

    Specialist areas of interest

    Mental Health and well-being
    Understanding and working with psychosis
    Understanding an working with personality disorder
    Working with children
    Service development and innovation
    Valuing service user involvement
    Placement learning (particularly in the extended scope setting)

  • Teaching

    Occupational Therapy and Vocational Rehabilitation

    BSc(Hons) Occupational Therapy

    MSc Pre registration Occupational Therapy

  • Research

    iCount Training: Health, Wellbeing and Resilience training programme for managers within NHS and council led services in Lincolnshire.
    Working with our colleagues in Sport, to develop and deliver online and face to face training materials. Project led by Lyndsey Reece. (Feb 2013 - September 2013)

  • Publications

    Conference Presentations

    Yorkshire and Humber Regional Personality Disorder Learning Network (2012), Keynote Speech: The therapeutic value of play.
    Yorkshire and Humber Regional Personality Disorder Learning Network (2013), Workshop: Using stop-motion animation.
    Sheffield Hallam University Practice Placement Educators Conference (2015), Long arm supervision as a CPD opportunity
    College of Occupational Therapy Annual Conference (2014), Workshop: Valuing service user feedback in a meaningful way
    Yorkshire and Humber Regional Personality Disorder Learning Network (2014), Workshop: Staying Well - A workshop based around the Kawa Model of Occupational Therapy
    Sheffield Hallam University Practice Placement Educators Conference (2015), Long arm supervision as a CPD opportunity

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