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I am the school lead for diversity and inclusion and interprofessional learning. My research is focused on active ageing, long term conditions, technology and evidence based practice. Prior to joining London South Bank University I was a senior lecturer in Occupational Therapy and director of the Professional Practice Research Centre. My clinical posts were as an occupational therapist in the fields of neurology, older adults, and social care within London teaching hospitals.

My research focuses on real world research that makes a difference within practice in health and social care and to service users. I have published over 60 research articles. Her research is interprofessional crossing many boundaries and disciplines. My research has focused on long term conditions (post polio syndrome and stroke), active ageing (falls and technology, discharge planning) health service research (discharge planning, acute care, evidence based practice, assistive technology). My research is interprofessional and more recently she has focused on technology and rehabilitation for persons with stroke and long term conditions. In addition I have completed evidence-based guidelines to improve practice and is keen to mentor new researchers, particularly from the BAME community. I am an active campaigner for equity and diversity in research and practice and is the School lead. She has recorded podcasts in relation to improving diversity and inclusion via twitter and you tube. I am an academic mentor and supervisor for those therapists beginning NIHR pre doctoral research program. I am a former member of the college of occupational therapists research and development board and is an active member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Abdullahi Ali NgalaInvestigate Saudi citizens attitudes and perceptions towards the image of nursing as a careerPhD
Mrs Rita Chineze MelifonwuDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
MSc

London SouthBank University

1995
1995
PhD

Middlesex University

1997
1999
Diploma in Occupational Therapy

Derby School of Occupational Thera

1986
1989
Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy
Brunel University

Director centre for Professional Practice

MSc Module lead for dissertation and evidence based practice

1999
2015
Education
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Health Education England2022HSC_CAHPR Project 2_HEEPrincipal Investigator
Elizabeth Casson Trust2022No Barriers to Success: Co-Production for Knowledge Generation Principal Investigator
Health Education England2022HSC_Career Choice Community Research_HEEPrincipal Investigator
Elizabeth Casson Trust2021No Barriers to Success: Safe space as a vehicle to promote personal and career transitions for BAME OTs and ManagersPrincipal Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
PSL2223-0028 HSC_Return to Practice_HEEHSC_Return to Practice_HEEPrincipal InvestigatorHealth Education EnglandOPEN Approved for submissionSep 2022
No Barriers to Success: Co-Production for Knowledge Generation No Barriers to Success: Co-Production for Knowledge Generation Principal InvestigatorElizabeth Casson TrustOPEN SubmittedMar 2022
Royal College of Occupational Therapists
1989
Occupational Therapy International

Associate editor
2020
Australian Journal of Occupational Therapy
University of East Anglia
External examiner

Post graduate taught mdoules

September 2018
November 2023
brunel University

Jount research in relaiton to falls

April 2015
March 2025
University of West Indies

Stroke and Carers and EEI

September 2020
September 2022
University of Canterbury

EEI stroke research and joint supervision of NIHR pre doctoral research student

June 2018
December 2024
British Polio Society

Research into Polio

Third sector
May 2012
December 1926

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Making a difference: Belonging, diversity and inclusion in occupational therapy
Atwal, A., Sriram, V. and McKay, E.A. (2021). Making a difference: Belonging, diversity and inclusion in occupational therapy. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 84 (11), pp. 671-672. https://doi.org/10.1177/03080226211031797

Senior nurses’ perceptions of junior nurses incident reporting: A qualitative study
Atwal, Anita, Phillip, Miriam and Moorley, Calvin (2020). Senior nurses’ perceptions of junior nurses incident reporting: A qualitative study. Journal of Nursing Management. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13063

Guidetomeasure-OT: A mobile 3D application to improve the accuracy, consistency, and efficiency of clinician-led home-based falls-risk assessments
Hamm, J., Money, A. and Atwal, A. (2019). Guidetomeasure-OT: A mobile 3D application to improve the accuracy, consistency, and efficiency of clinician-led home-based falls-risk assessments. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 129, pp. 349-365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.07.004

Falls Sensei: A serious 3D exploration game to enable the detection of extrinsic home fall hazards for older adults
Money, AG, Atwal, A, Boyce, E, Gaber, S, Windeatt, S and Alexandrou, K (2019). Falls Sensei: A serious 3D exploration game to enable the detection of extrinsic home fall hazards for older adults. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 19 (1), p. 85. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-019-0808-x

Enabling older adults to carry out paperless falls-risk self-assessments using guidetomeasure-3D: A mixed methods study
Hamm, J, Money, AG and Atwal, A (2019). Enabling older adults to carry out paperless falls-risk self-assessments using guidetomeasure-3D: A mixed methods study. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 92, p. 103135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2019.103135

How to mitigate the effects of peri-operative death on nursing staff
Rodger, D and Atwal, A (2018). How to mitigate the effects of peri-operative death on nursing staff. Nursing Times. 114 (8), pp. 26-29.

The efficacy of complementary therapy for patients receiving palliative cancer care.
Cedar, SH, White, M and Atwal, A (2018). The efficacy of complementary therapy for patients receiving palliative cancer care. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 24 (3), pp. 146-151. https://doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2018.24.3.146

Interprofessional learning interventions: championing a lost cause?
Atwal, A (2018). Interprofessional learning interventions: championing a lost cause? Evidence-Based Nursing. 21 (2), pp. 32-33. https://doi.org/10.1136/eb-2018-102888

The use of evidence-based guidance to enable reliable and accurate measurements of the home environment
Spiliotopoulou, G, Atwal, A and McIntyre, A (2017). The use of evidence-based guidance to enable reliable and accurate measurements of the home environment. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 81 (1). https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022617737689

Polio survivors perceptions of a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation programme Disability and Rehabilitation
Atwal, A (2017). Polio survivors perceptions of a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation programme Disability and Rehabilitation. Disability & Rehabilitation (Informa). 41 (2), pp. 150-157. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2017.1381184

Mobile three-dimensional visualisation technologies for clinician-led fall prevention assessments
Hamm, J, Money, A, Atwal, A and Ghinea, G (2017). Mobile three-dimensional visualisation technologies for clinician-led fall prevention assessments. Health informatics journal. 25 (3), pp. 788-810. https://doi.org/10.1177/1460458217723170

Fall Prevention Self-Assessments Via Mobile 3D Visualization Technologies: Community Dwelling Older Adults' Perceptions of Opportunities and Challenges.
Hamm, J, Money, A and Atwal, A (2017). Fall Prevention Self-Assessments Via Mobile 3D Visualization Technologies: Community Dwelling Older Adults' Perceptions of Opportunities and Challenges. JMIR Human Factors. 4 (2). https://doi.org/10.2196/humanfactors.7161

How are service users instructed to measure home furniture for provision of minor assistive devices?
Atwal, A (2016). How are service users instructed to measure home furniture for provision of minor assistive devices? Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 12 (2), pp. 153-159. https://doi.org/10.3109/17483107.2015.1111942

Fall prevention intervention technologies: A conceptual framework and survey of the state of the art.
Atwal, A (2016). Fall prevention intervention technologies: A conceptual framework and survey of the state of the art. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 59, pp. 319-345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2015.12.013

Food Activities and Identity Maintenance Among Community-Living Older Adults: A Grounded Theory Study
Atwal, A (2015). Food Activities and Identity Maintenance Among Community-Living Older Adults: A Grounded Theory Study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 69 (6). https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.016139

Using the Technology Acceptance Model to explore community dwelling older adults' perceptions of a 3D interior design application to facilitate pre-discharge home adaptations.
Atwal, A (2015). Using the Technology Acceptance Model to explore community dwelling older adults' perceptions of a 3D interior design application to facilitate pre-discharge home adaptations. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 15 (73). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-015-0190-2

Occupational therapists' views on using a virtual reality interior design application within the pre-discharge home visit process
Atwal, A, Money, A and Harvey, M (2014). Occupational therapists' views on using a virtual reality interior design application within the pre-discharge home visit process. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 16 (12). https://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.3723.

Food activities and identity maintenance in old age: a systematic review and meta-synthesis.
Atwal, A., Plaistow, N.A. and Gilhooley, M. (2014). Food activities and identity maintenance in old age: a systematic review and meta-synthesis. ageing mental health. 19 (8), pp. 667-678. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2014.971707

Polio survivors' perceptions of the meaning of quality of life and strategies used to promote participation in everyday activitie
Atwal, A (2014). Polio survivors' perceptions of the meaning of quality of life and strategies used to promote participation in everyday activitie. Health Expectations. 18 (5), pp. 715-726. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.12152