Appointments to the Occupational Therapists Registration Board
The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has re-appointed the following person as a member of the Occupational Therapists Registration Board. This appointment is for the period 13 September 2017 to 12 September 2020.
Dr Tina McGrath
Dr McGrath is a Senior Occupational Therapist (Clinical Practice Tutor) with the HSE Dublin North City Mental Health Services.
Her Clinical Specialism is in mental health with a wide variety of professional experience within the public mental health services including adult in-patient, day-centre and day hospital based services and community rehabilitation as well as psychiatry of later life services.
Dr McGrath holds a Batchelor of Science Honours Degree in Occupational Therapy from TCD; a Higher Diploma in Social and Vocational Rehabilitation from UCD; a Master of Arts in Adult and Community Education from NUI Maynooth and a PhD in Occupational Therapy from UCC. She also has a Certificate in Psycho-Oncology from DCU and Postgraduate Associate Certificate in Narrative Research from University of East London.
Special interests include occupational science, the theory of human occupation, occupational therapy clinical reasoning and psychosocial occupational therapy practice. Her doctoral research focused on the lived experience of female breast cancer and examined the relationship between human occupation, health and well-being, with particular emphasis on the therapeutic properties of creative media.
The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has re-appointed the following person as a member of the Occupational Therapists Registration Board. This appointment is for the period 13 September 2017 to 13 February 2021.
Dr Clodagh Nolan
Dr Nolan is Assistant Professor with Trinity College.
She qualified with a Diploma in Occupational Therapy from the College of Occupational Therapists, London. She worked for a while in the area of Mental Health before joining the Discipline of Occupational Therapy at Trinity College, Dublin. She has taught both at undergraduate and post graduate levels within the Discipline.
Dr Nolan’s Masters and PhD studies were in the areas of community mental health and the development of a self report measure for students with disabilities. From 2009-2012 she held the role of Head of Discipline and is currently the founder and Director of the ‘Unilink Service’ which is an Occupational Therapy Service for students with disabilities which originated in Trinity College and is now offered to three other Universities within the Greater Dublin Region.
Research interests include mental health, fatigue and its management in students, students with disabilities, self-management programmes, occupational engagement and students with Asperger’s Syndrome and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder.