Programme Role: Emeritus Professor
How long have you worked at YSJU?
I am no longer on the pay role but worked at York St John from 1984 until 2010. I now have a role as Emeritus Professor.
What did you do before then? I was involved in Occupational Therapy education and practice in Dublin; and before that in OT practice, London
What are your professional and academic interests?
- Person-centred practice, developed the Mayers’ Lifestyle Questionnaires (1), (2) and (3) (www.mayersLSQ.org.uk);
- Meeting spiritual needs within occupational therapy practice and have developed a definition of spirituality enable this (www.yorksj.ac.uk/mayersLSQ)
- Enabling the quality of life of users of our services;
- Development of research within our profession, in Europe and the UK
What roles and responsibilities have you held (e.g. University/Academic/Professional)?
- Lecturing has extended from teaching the anatomy of the hand (brilliantly designed and created!) within functional anatomy to research techniques and supervising PhD students
- Senior Lecturer, Head of Department, Reader and Professor
- Member of the university Examinations Board
- External examiner at various universities from 1984 onwards for all levels of degree
- Served on research board of COT
- Have presented the Casson Memorial Lecture (2000) and was awarded a Fellowship from COT (2011)
- Honorary Professor in Oslo and Innsbruck
What topics do you mainly teach on? – see above
What are your research interests? – see above
Outside work, what occupations do you enjoy participating in? I am a volunteer on the chaplaincy team at York Hospital and co-ordinate the pastoral work at York Baptist Church. I like socialising and travelling. Also enjoy any practical activity.
University Links: York St John Profile Page