Dawn Drury

Dr Dawn Drury

  • 01202 962752
  • ddrury at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer (Academic) in Occupational Therapy
  • Royal London House R601, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
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Following a career in newspaper publishing,I decided on a change and went to work as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in Mental Health. I qualified as an Occupational Therapist via the in-service route in 2001. My clinical experience is predominantly within Mental Health services; Community Mental Health, Assertive Outreach, Older peoples Functional services. From 2006 -2014 I worked in a Crisis Resolution Team and it was during this time that I completed my PhD; a Foucauldian inspired discourse analysis of mental health policy, research and service user narrative around the introduction of Crisis Resolution Teams - and how they relate to concepts from Occupational Science.

I was also part of the Rapid Improvement Team, tasked with analysing and reconfiguring the Acute Care Pathway within the Trust.

I joined Northumbria University as a Lecturer, at the end of 2014; through my interest in the Occupational perspective of social and community life I was able to contribute to the development of a more Occupation-focused curriculum and student research themes.


  • PGCE in Research Methodologies (University of Brighton, 2008)
  • PhD in Occupational Science & CRT Policy discourse (University of Brighton, 2014)
  • PGCE in Higher Education (Anglia Ruskin, 2006)


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