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Ms Tai Frater

Ms Tai Frater
Lecturer

Summary

 am an occupational therapist specialised in occupational therapy and neuro-rehabilitation with children, young people and families. My clinical work focussed on supporting children and adults with acquired and developmental neurological disabilities to participate in their homes and community lives. In 2011 I was awarded the Elizabeth Casson Memorial Scholarship to study my MSc at Tufts University in Boston, USA and on my return in 2012 I joined the lecturing team at Brunel University London.

At Brunel I champion innovative teaching and learning strategies that maximise student engagement through the use of technology and active learning approaches. I have a special interest in teaching evidence-based practice and behaviour change to allied health professionals in training. I am engaged in research on outcome measurement tool validation, inclusive education and motivational interviewing. I am also completing work into the use of an online tool to develop academic resilience in higher education.  In 2016 I was awarded an Improvement Leader Fellowship from the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Northwest London (NWL). My fellowship project aims to improve the participation of children acquired brain injury and their families in evidence based healthcare decisions. Please see links below for more information on the fellowship:

http://clahrc-northwestlondon.nihr.ac.uk/improvement-leader-fellowship-2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-Ihe37symw

Responsibility

Committee responsibilities (School and University)

BSc (Hons) and MSc Occupational Therapy Examination Panels and Boards

BSc (Hons) and MSc Occupational Therapy Boards of Studies

Teaching / Division Responsibilities

  • Admissions Tutor for BSc (Home) Students
  • 2017-2018 Block Lead Human Sciences (BSc), Informing Sciences (MSc), Contexts of Service Provision (MSc)
  • Responsible for roll out of the NHS Core Skills Training Programme across MSc and BSc pre-registration programmes (2014-2016)
  • MSc Dissertation Supervisor (9 students supervised to completion, 4 ongoing student projects)
  • Personal and Academic Tutor on MSc and BSc programmes
  • Reviewing submissions to the University Ethics committee