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Julie Lowe

Associate Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

I have worked at the university since 2002 progressing from senior to principal lecturer  in 2008, I am currently the professional lead for occupational therapy teaching  across the occupaitonal therapy programmes. I have particular interest in student well being , curricula design and quality assurance . 

I have external examiner experience . this is an aspect of my role that enjoy along with external panel member roles for programme development and approval . I also have links with the PRSBs and hold a visitor role with the Health and Care professions Council and an accreditior role with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists  

Clinical Background : older people, complex physical dsability, community rehabilitation  , intermediate care andpalliative  care working across rehab and acute care in the NHS and in local authority settings.

Julie Lowe

Occupational Science 

Social Isolation and loneliness 

Occupational therapy education and curriculum development

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Embedding public health practice amongst Allied Health Professionals: A rapid scoping review of international approaches, Lowe, J., Ahmed, K., Hindle, L., Haighton, C. 20 Oct 2023, In: Journal of Allied Health
  • ‘Getting old is not all bingo and knitting’. An exploration of positive ageing and occupational participation through engagement with community leisure activities: a qualitative study, Lowe, J., Collins, T., Sallis, P. 2 Sep 2023, In: International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Living well: exploring experiences of carers of people with motor neurone disease attending an early-access support group, Derbyshire, J., Atkinson, J., Dunn, Y., Lowe, J. 2 Jul 2023, In: International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • The occupation of being a student: what are the barriers and facilitators of achieve mental wellbeing?, Lowe, J., short, j. 2019, Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference
  • The weekday wow factor: Addressing social isolation and loneliness in older adults through community participation , Lowe, J., Sallis, P. 2019, Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference
  • Impact of occupational engagement through purposeful activity for residential clients with dementia, Davies, R., Lowe, J. 28 Jun 2016, College of Occupational Therapists 40th Annual Conference
  • The Kawa Model as a reflective tool in research, Lowe, J., Jones, A., Adamson, T., Goulding , N. 2011, Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • Placement assessment : Tuning into competency, Lowe, J., Shann, S. 2008, Council of Occupational Therapists for European Countries

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Consultancy: Health Education England Funded Project with North East and North Cumbria AHP Faculty 2021
  • Invited talk: Diversion or Healing? The importance of occupation and creativity for wellbeing 2017
  • Oral presentation: Developing your clinical reasoning through creative reflect 2008
  • Oral presentation: Tell me a story: Reflecting outside the box 2005

  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL November 04 2004
  • Occupational Therapy MSc October 29 2004
  • Occupational Therapy DipCOT July 30 1991
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2006


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