Research Profile

Mrs Kim
Stuart

Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Faculty of Health and Society

  • Kim Stuart studied Occupational Therapy at the University of Derby. Upon qualification Kim worked at the University Hospitals of Leicester between 1997 and 2005 becoming a Clinical Specialist in Cardio-respiratory medicine. During this time she completed her Masters in Health Studies.

    Kim joined the University of Northampton in 2005 as a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy and is currently studying for her Professional Doctorate in End of Life Care.

  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

    Teaching on the following modules:

    • Understanding occupational beings – introducing the core theories and philosophies of occupation
    • Developing professional practice – introducing health care ethics and law, professional reasoning
    • Enhancing Occupational Therapy in Communities – using changemaker ethos to empower engagement with traditional and emerging communities of practice.
    • Occupational Therapy Specialist Skills – equipping students with core skill at end of life.
    • Consolidation of Professional Practice – deepening understanding of professional reasoning using narrative approach.
    • Independent Study – supervising students completing their final independent research project.

    Msc Advanced Professional Practice (Occupational Therapy)

    Teaching on the following modules:

    • Occupation for Occupational Therapy – deepening theoretical and philosophical underpinning of use of occupation in practice.
    • Dissertation – supervising students completing their final independent research project.
    • Professional Project – supervising students completing their final independent research project.
    • Evidence-based healthcare – supporting skills to develop and apply critical appraisal of evidence in practice.
  • Kim’s main area of interest is end of life care and during her clinical career was a Research Fellow with MacMillian Cancer Support investigating the supportive care needs of people with Lung Cancer. As part of her professional doctorate Kim is focusing on the impact of frailty and advanced care planning at end of life using a discourse analysis approach.

    Kim supervises under and post graduate students completing their research as part of the Occupational Therapy awards.