Nisrin Alqatarneh

School of Health and Social Care
Postgraduate Research Student
School of Health and Social Care
 Nisrin Alqatarneh
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    +44 (0) 1206 873065

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    2S2.3.24, Colchester Campus



I'm a paediatric occupational therapist, with clinical experience in Early intervention programmes, school based occupational therapy, and Community Based Rehabilitation. I've obtained my Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy in 2003 from the University of Jordan, and worked for 12 years at specialised paediatric settings, my clinical experience focused on assessment and intervention planning within a team of health professionals, as well as a variety of therapeutic activities including mobility aids prescription, accessibility and environment modification, hydrotherapy, and sensory integration. During my work I have supervised the clinical training of students from two different universities in Jordan (the university of Jordan and the Hashemite university), and provided professional training for staff and health professionals. Following my Master's degree I worked as a full time lecturer at the occupational therapy department in the University of Jordan, where I was involved in teaching modules related to paediatrics and human development, I was also responsible for clinical training for students within different hospitals and centres. I'm currently doing my PhD at the University of Essex and working as a part time lecturer within the Occupational therapy team. My research interests are: Service users’ perspectives Parent- therapist collaboration within paediatric occupational therapy. Cultural significance in Occupational therapy. Family centred practice. The impact of educational programmes on the development of necessary practical skills for future occupational therapists


  • Master's degree in Health and Rehabilitation University of Southampton, (2014)

  • Bachelor's degree Occupational therapy University of Jordan, (2003)

Research and professional activities

Conferences and presentations

Family centred Early Intervention programmes in Jordan: a grounded theory study into family and occupational therapists’ collaboration

Invited presentation, the 4th International Conference : CBID - Jordan, Jordan, 8/12/2018

Family centred Early Intervention programmes in Jordan: a grounded theory study into family and occupational therapists’ collaboration

RCOT annual conference and exhibition, 11/6/2018

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Foundations for occupational therapy (HS892)

  • Occupational performance and process (HS893)

  • Informing Sciences 2 (HS174)

  • Advancing Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy (HS894)

+44 (0) 1206 873065


2S2.3.24, Colchester Campus