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Rob Brooks

Head of Allied Health Prof & Midwifery

Faculty/Dept/School School of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery
(Faculty of Health Studies)
Emailr.brooks2@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 232370

Biography

Dr Rob Brooks is the Head of School of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery and an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Bradford.

His teaching interests are occupational science and complex therapy interventions. His research is in the areas of children and young people, neurodisability, mental health and occupational formulation. Rob has an extensive clinical background as an occupational therapists for children, young people and families. 

Supporting his teaching and research Rob has published in books and journals and has been delighted to work with colleagues from the UK, Sweden, Canada and Australia and speak nationally and internationally about his research findings. He is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Research and Development Board.

Research

Children, young people, occupational therapy, participation, interventions, mental health, mental wellbeing, neurodisability. 

Teaching

Teaching interests

Occupational therapy, occupational science, models of occupation, occupation-centred practice, interventions, qualitative research methods. 

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-16: University of Huddersfield - PhD
  • 01-JAN-11: University of Huddersfield - PGDip
  • 01-JAN-97: Northumbria University - BSc (Hons)

  • 01-SEP-21: Royal College of Occupational Therapists Research and Development Board,
  • 01-SEP-16: British Academy of Childhood Disability Strategic Research Group,
  • 01-SEP-16: Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section for Children, Young People and Families,

Publications

TitleOccupational Lives in Sustained Recovery From Alcohol Dependency: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. (2022)
AuthorsVegeris EL;Brooks R;
JournalOTJR Occupation, Participation and Health
DOI10.1177/15394492211042265
 
TitleOccupational therapy interventions in child and adolescent mental health to increase participation: a mixed methods systematic review. (2021)
AuthorsBrooks R, Bannigan K.
JournalBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1177%2F03080226211008718
 
TitleDefinitions and Operationalization of Mental Health Problems, Wellbeing and Participation Constructs in Children with NDD: Distinctions and Clarifications. (2021)
AuthorsGranlund M;Imms C;King G;Andersson AK;Augustine L;Brooks R;Danielsson H;Gothilander J;Ivarsson M;Lundqvist LO;Lygnegård F;Almqvist L;
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
DOI10.3390/ijerph18041656
 
TitleSocial participation to support good mental health in neurodisability. (2021)
AuthorsBrooks R;Lambert C;Coulthard L;Pennington L;Kolehmainen N;
JournalChild: Care, Health and Development
DOI10.1111/cch.12876
 
TitleWe Need to Completely Change the Way We Look at Therapy: Occupational Therapy in Specialist Schools (2021)
AuthorsCaie P.;Brooks R.
JournalJournal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention
DOI10.1080/19411243.2021.2003732
 
TitleEvaluating the use of the Model of Human Occupation Screening Tool in mental health services. (2020)
AuthorsBugajska K, Brooks R.
JournalBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1177%2F0308022620956580
 
TitleWhy Do You Ride?: A Characterization of Mountain Bikers, Their Engagement Methods, and Perceived Links to Mental Health and Well-Being. (2018)
AuthorsRoberts L;Jones G;Brooks R;
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
DOI10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01642
 
TitleOccupational therapy interventions in child and adolescent mental health: A mixed methods systematic review protocol (2018)
AuthorsBrooks R.;Bannigan K.
JournalJbi Database Of Systematic Reviews And Implementation Reports
DOI10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003612
 
TitleThe interplay between being and belonging through meditation: A grounded theory methods study (2018)
AuthorsChisman E.;Brooks R.
JournalJournal of Occupational Science
DOI10.1080/14427591.2018.1514320
 
TitleSustainability and Transformation Plans: occupational therapists and physiotherapists can support GPs. (2017)
AuthorsBrooks R;Milligan J;White A;
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
DOI10.3399/bjgp17X693413
 
TitleOccupational formulation: a three-part structure. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. (2017)
AuthorsBrooks R, Parkinson S.
JournalBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1177%2F0308022617745015
 
TitleImproving participation outcomes and interventions in neurodisability: co-designing future research. (2017)
AuthorsMcAnuff J;Brooks R;Duff C;Quinn M;Marshall J;Kolehmainen N;
JournalChild: Care, Health and Development
DOI10.1111/cch.12414
 
TitleParental perspectives on the transition to secondary school for students with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism: A pilot survey study (2016)
AuthorsPeters R.;Brooks R.
JournalBritish Journal of Special Education
DOI10.1111/1467-8578.12125
 
TitleThe experience of older adults with sight loss participating in audio book groups (2015)
AuthorsLang C.;Brooks R.
JournalJournal of Occupational Science
DOI10.1080/14427591.2013.851763
 
TitleThe experience of sleep for women with borderline personality disorder: an occupational perspective. (2015)
AuthorsWood A, Brooks R, Beynon-Pindar C.
JournalBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1177%2F0308022615587864
 
TitleA Mixed Methods Study of the Re-Animation Approach Within a Forensic Mental Health Setting (2015)
AuthorsLinstead H.;Brooks R.
JournalOccupational Therapy in Mental Health
DOI10.1080/0164212X.2015.1067157
 

TitleOccupational therapy in children and young people’s mental health: A UK survey of practice (2018)
AuthorsBrooks R, Munro S, Jones J.
PublisherSpecialist Section for Children, Young People and Families Journal.
 
TitleBullying: a survey of school-based occupational therapists. (2017)
AuthorsD’Elia M, Brooks R.
PublisherSpecialist Section for Children, Young People and Families Journal.
 

TitleA guide to the formulation of plans and goal in occupational therapy. (2020)
AuthorsParkinson S, Brooks R.
PublisherRoutledge
 

TitlePlay (2013)
AuthorsBrooks R, Dunford C.
JournalCreek’s Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
PublisherChurchill Livingstone
 

Other typeANET/COS
TitleLeading sustainability and transformation in Leeds. (2018)
AuthorsBrooks R, Matson C, Drake M, Ward E, Griffiths A, Sterling D, Trevett MC.
PublisherRoyal College of Occupational Therapists