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Occupational Therapy - Research

The Discipline of Occupational Therapy aims to stimulate, conduct, and disseminate high quality research which will have a significant impact on occupational therapy practice and education.

Applications for PhD and MPhil in Occupational Therapy are welcomed. Applicants must have an honours level undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy. Applications regarding all areas of Occupational Therapy are welcomed. Specific areas of interest include acquired and traumatic brain injury, neurorehabilitation, evidence-based practice, standardised assessment, and cognitive and neuropsychological rehabilitation.

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have a high honours standard in a relevant academic discipline at primary degree level or equivalent together with the support of an academic staff member who is approved by the College to supervise the research in terms of its nature and scope.

Additional entry requirements
Candidates may be required to submit a research proposal for consideration by the School as part of their application.

GYN65 - Only one reference (academic) is required. A personal statement is not a requirement for this programme.


GYN65 PhD (Occupational Therapy) full-time
GYN66 PhD (Occupational Therapy) part-time
GYN89 MPhil (Health Sciences - Occupational Therapy) full-time GYN90 MPhil (Health Sciences - Occupational Therapy) part-time

Further enquiries

Prof. Agnes Shiel
Tel: +353 91 492 957

Research areas

Areas of Interest
- Acquired and traumatic brain injury
- Neurorehabilitation
- Evidence based practice
- Standardised assessment
- Cognitive and neuropsychological rehabilitation

Please refer to the Discipline of Occupational Therapy website for further information on the research interests and expertise of staff members:

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