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Professor Priscilla Harries

Professor Priscilla Harries is an occupational therapist with a PhD in Psychology. She is currently a Reader and Divisional Director for Occupational Therapy at Brunel University. She has published over 40 peer reviewed papers and held 8 competitive grants. Her research skills span both qualitative and quantitative methods and she has completed studies using a wide range of methods: Phenomenological research, action research, RCT and Structural Equation Modelling. Her clinical experience was mainly in the fields of mental health and neurology. She has research experience in collaborating with interdisciplinary project partners across industry as well as the charitable, academic, and service sectors. She possesses research supervision experience at all levels including post-doctoral level. As principal supervisor, she has supervised three PhD students to completion, and a further PhD students are currently studying with her. She has also examined PhD candidates: three from the UK and one from overseas. The majority of her university lecturing now relates to evidence based occupational therapy practice, research methods and analysis. As Divisional Director for Occupational Therapy at Brunel University, she supports/mentors the research of a team of  30 occupational therapy academics. She is the former Chair of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Occupational Therapy and Mental Health Occupational Therapy.  Her current research relates to the study of expert decision making in professional practice and the development of on-line clinical decision aids to promote decision making capacity.

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