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Ms Rebecca Swenson

Ms Rebecca Swenson

swensor2@lsbu.ac.uk

Occupational Therapy

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2369-2703

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I joined London South Bank University (LSBU) in 2017 having previously taught on the Occupational Therapy programme at Brunel University London. Prior to this I worked in NHS acute in-patient settings and have clinical experience in the areas of orthopaedics, elderly care and acute surgical rehabilitation.

I am also an alumnus of LSBU, where I was awarded an MSc Occupational Therapy. I also have a Master’s degree in Gender and Sexuality from Birkbeck College.

My research interests are in the areas of gender and sexuality in relation to identity. As part of my PhD I undertook research into the

relationship between occupational engagement and identity expression for those who define as transgender, non-binary or gender queer.

I have also undertaken research, using a mixed methods approach, into the representation of gay women’s identity. This project was awarded the British Psychological Society, Psychology of Women’s Section postgraduate prize.

Courses taught

Occupational Therapy - BSc (Hons)

Occupational Therapy (pre-registration mode) - MSc

PhD

Nottingham Trent University

2017
2022
MSc Occupational Therapy

London South Bank University

2011
2013
MA Gender, Sexuality and Culture

Birkbeck College

2009
2011
Lecturer
Brunel University London

2016
2017
Education
Occupational Science Sexuality and Gender research group

I coordinate the research group of this international group of academics and occupational therapists.

June 2020

Filter publications

Doing gender and being gendered through occupation: Transgender and non-binary experiences
Swenson, R., Alldred, P. and Nicholls, L. (2021). Doing gender and being gendered through occupation: Transgender and non-binary experiences. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1177/03080226211034422

Transgender Experiences of Occupation and the Environment: A Scoping Review
Dowers, E, White, C, Kingsley, J and Swenson, R (2019). Transgender Experiences of Occupation and the Environment: A Scoping Review. Journal of Occupational Science. 26 (4), pp. 496-510. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2018.1561382