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Dr Rachel O'Brien

Senior Lecturer


Summary

Rachel O'Brien is a senior lecturer in occupational therapy. She leads the Masters level research module, and dissertation module for pre registration and post graduate Occupational therapy degrees.

She was part of a research team involved in evaluating the effective of a job retention programme for people with early inflammatory arthritis funded by AR UK. Her research interests are muscukloskeletal conditions and work.

About

Rachel O'Brien is a senior lecturer in occupational therapy. She leads the Masters level research module, and dissertation module for pre registration and post graduate Occupational therapy degrees.

She was part of a research team involved in evaluating the effective of a job retention programme for people with early inflammatory arthritis funded by AR UK. Her research interests are muscukloskeletal conditions and work. She has published articles in peer reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences.

She was part of a multidisciplinary team who developed an on line course for allied health professionals specialising in regional musculoskeletal conditions for EULAR.

Musculoskeletal conditions
Work

Teaching

Health And Wellbeing

AR UK funded trial Work Rehabilitation in Inflammatory Arthritis. Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of an occupational therapy (OT) job retention intervention: a randomised controlled trial

Occupational Therapy

pre reg MSc OT

MSc OT D/L
BSc OT

Research

AR UK funded trial Work Rehabilitation in Inflammatory Arthritis. Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of an occupational therapy (OT) job retention intervention: a randomised controlled trial

DeQuervain's disease: Development and evaluation of a cognitive behavioural education programme and its impact on physical, psychological and functional performance.

Publications

Journal articles

Hammond, A., Sutton, C., Cotterill, S., Woodbridge, S., O'Brien, R., Radford, K., ... Parker, J. (2020). The effect on work presenteeism of job retention vocational rehabilitation compared to a written self-help work advice pack for employed people with inflammatory arthritis: protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (the WORKWELL trial). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 21 (1), 607. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-020-03619-1

Hammond, A., O'Brien, R., Woodbridge, S., Bradshaw, L., Prior, Y., Radford, K., ... Pulikottil-Jacob, R. (2017). Job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis (WORK-IA): a feasibility randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 18, 315. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-017-1671-5

O'Brien, R. (2016). I want to work : a vocational rehabilitation case study following a brachial plexus injury. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 24 (1), 40-43. http://doi.org/10.12968/ijtr.2017.24.1.40

O'Brien, R., Woodbridge, S., Hammond, A., Adkin, J., & Culley, J. (2013). The development and evaluation of a vocational rehabilitation training programme for rheumatology occupational therapists. Musculoskeletal Care, 11 (2), 99-105. http://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1050

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