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Ms Jackie Fox
I joined the National University of Ireland in 2010 as the practice education coordinator for the Discipline of Occupational Therapy, where I had responsibility for arranging clinical placements for occupational therapy students, and assisting clinical educators with the assessment of competency of the students on their clinical placements.
I moved to the post of lecturer below the bar in the Discipline of Occupational Therapy in August 2012. I currently teach Mental Health and Group-work to occupational therapy students. I also contribute to teaching on various modules relating to occupational therapy theory and practice, and supervise undergraduate research.
My current research interests include;
- mental health, particularly the impact of mental health difficulties on occupational performance and participation, and the exploration of evidence-based, occupation-focused interventions for mental health occupational therapists. This may include researching the efficacy of mental health occupational therapy interventions to strengthen the evidence base for the field.
- anxiety and depression, particularly the relationship with occupation, the social/economic/political/cultural issues and the exploration of potential therapeutic approaches for mental health occupational therapists
- occupational science and the wider exploration of human participation in meaningful activity
- exploration of occupation in the wider context e.g. modern life, work, society, relationship with health and wellbeing, and participation in unusual and emerging occupations
I am completing my PhD on the topic of Occupational Therapy Interventions for Individuals with Anxiety Disorders. A systematic review will be followed by a study involving the rolling out of an evidence-based intervention in the Irish context.
I currently supervise undergraduate research projects and am happy to be contacted by NUI Galway Occupational Therapy undergraduate students to discuss their research ideas
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2019)|| 'Balancing perspectives on intervention feasibility: using stakeholder views in decision-making'
Fox, J; Erlandsson, L-K; Shiel, A (2019) 'Balancing perspectives on intervention feasibility: using stakeholder views in decision-making'. BMJ Open, 9 (Suppl 1) [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
|(2019)|| 'A systematic review and narrative synthesis of occupational therapy-led interventions for individuals with anxiety and stress-related disorders'
Fox, J; Erlandsson, L.K; Shiel, A (2019) 'A systematic review and narrative synthesis of occupational therapy-led interventions for individuals with anxiety and stress-related disorders'. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, :1-26 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
|(2017)|| 'The impact of social anxiety on occupational participation in college life'
Clarke, Jenny; Fox, Jackie (2017) 'The impact of social anxiety on occupational participation in college life'. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 33 (1):31-46 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
|(2016)|| 'Individual perspectives on the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) as an intervention in mental health care'
Horan, Linda; Fox, Jackie (2016) 'Individual perspectives on the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) as an intervention in mental health care'. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 20 (2):110-125 [ARAN Link] [Details]
|(2014)|| 'Development of a competency-based assessment form for occupational therapy practice education in two Irish universities'
Spirtos, Michelle; McCormack, Cathy; Fox, Jackie (2014) 'Development of a competency-based assessment form for occupational therapy practice education in two Irish universities'. The Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy, 42 (1):44-48 [Details]
|(2014)|| 'Knowledge and attitudes of Irish Occupational Therapists towards recovery'
Tolan, Sinead; Fox, Jackie; Gallagher, Aideen (2014) 'Knowledge and attitudes of Irish Occupational Therapists towards recovery'. Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy, 42 (1):22-29 [Details]
|(2012)|| 'The meaning of social activism to older adults in Ireland'
Fox, Jackie; Quinn, Sarah (2012) 'The meaning of social activism to older adults in Ireland'. Journal of Occupational Science, [ARAN Link] [Details]
|(2018)|| Royal College of Occupational Therapists 2018
Truman, J., Shiel, A., Collier, L., Orban, K., Fox, J., Hynes, S., Mcginley, S., Hills, C. and Ekstam, L (2018) Professional Identity the key to professional survival? Designing a tool to measure the development of professional identity Royal College of Occupational Therapists 2018 Belfast, UK, , 11-JUN-18 - 13-JUN-18 [Details]
|(2018)|| Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference
Fox, J; Erlandsson, L.K.; Shiel, A (2018) Occupational therapy-led interventions for people with anxiety disorders - impact on functioning and mental health symptoms Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference , 11-JUN-18 - 13-JUN-18 [ARAN Link] [Details]
|(2017)|| ISAD LONDON 2017: Perspectives on Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Looking to the future
Fox, J; Erlandsson, L-K; Shiel, A (2017) A systematic review of the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for improving functioning and mental health for individuals with anxiety and stress-related disorders ISAD LONDON 2017: Perspectives on Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Looking to the future London, UK, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
|(2017)|| 7th International Symposium on Service-Learning
Fox, J; Hynes, S; Ekstam, L; Collier, L; McGinley, S; Orban, K; Shiel, A; Truman, J (2017) Making internationalisation a reality for occupational therapy students (MIROTS) - a community engagement project 7th International Symposium on Service-Learning Galway, Ireland, , 14-JUN-17 - 16-JUN-17 [ARAN Link] [Details]
|(2017)|| Promoting Health and Wellbeing`in the Workplace
McEneaney, E; Fox, J (2017) A qualitative study of the impact of sleep loss on the daily lives of working mothers Promoting Health and Wellbeing`in the Workplace Galway, Ireland, [ARAN Link] [Details]
|(2012)|| Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Conference 2012
Jackie Fox (2012) Planning effective clinical teaching encounters for Occupational Therapy Students: strategies to improve bedside teaching Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Conference 2012 Mullingar, Ireland, , 20-APR-12 - 21-APR-12 [ARAN Link] [Details]
|(2011)|| Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland National Conference
Jackie Fox, Sarah Quinn (2011) Identity Through Action: The Meaning of Social Activism to Older Adults in Ireland Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland National Conference Dundalk, Ireland, [Details]
|(2013)|| Development of a Competency-Based Assessment Form for Occupational Therapy Practice Education.
Michelle Spirtos, Jackie Fox, Cathy McCormack (2013) Development of a Competency-Based Assessment Form for Occupational Therapy Practice Education. Conference Poster [Details]
|Employer||Position||From / To|
|Vancouver Coastal Health/British Columbia Department of Corrections||Occupational Therapist||31-OCT-05 / 08-DEC-06|
|Health Services Executive, Dublin North West Mental Health Services||Senior Occupational Therapist||02-JUL-07 / 02-JUL-10|
|Health Services Executive, Roscommon Mental Health Services||Staff Grade Occupational Therapist||14-JUL-03 / 05-AUG-05|
|2003||Trinity College Dublin||BSc||Occupational Therapy|
|2010||Trinity College Dublin||Msc||Occupational Therapy|
|Term/Year||Module Title||Module Code||Subject / Desc|
|Semester 1||Mental Health 1||OY110||This module provides an introduction to mental health conditions and the work of an occupational therapist in the area of mental health|
|Semester 2||Mental Health 2||OY111||This module continues to develop mental health occupational therapy skills and works through case examples to teach theory and practice skills|
|Semester 2||Groupwork and Professional Skills||OY109||This module teaches students the principles of group dynamics and how to facilitate therapeutic groups|