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College of Occupational Therapists Conference 2011
On the academic front I believe I neglected to mention that I have had two abstracts accepted (with my supervisor Dr Caroline Ellis-Hill as co-author) to the College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference 2011 to be held in Brighton in June.
I had my first experience of the conference last year and loved it – some of my Twitter followers will have seen me tweeting about it using the hashtag #cot2010. #cot2011 is already in use so if you are an OT or interested in OT please join in the discussions.
Last year I spoke on the use of e-portfolios to support Continuing Professional Development in a Seminar entitled – Continuing Professional Development to e or not to e. I discussed with participants experiences I hadusing one particular tool with my students. Currently we are investigating switching to the Mahara Open Source portfolio tool and I have just been asked to attend an e-portfolio conference in Birmingham in March (not to present at this one though).
This year I submitted two abstracts based on my early PhD work. I will be delivering an oral paper called: Writing an occupational journey: engagement in creative writing as worthy of investigation in a session on ‘creative occupations’. The other will be a facilitated poster discussion called: Creativity in qualitative methodology: planning an occupational science project.
Also along with Caroline and my other supervisor Dr Paul Stevens I hope to submit an abstract to the September 2011 Plymouth Occupational Science conference around my intended use of autoethnography. I’m also planning to put in an application for a UKOTRF (United Kingdom Occupational Therapy Research Foundation) Career Development Loan to support my PhD research. So I have a busy month ahead.