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Professor Dido Green
Honorary Professor - Health Sciences

Mary Seacole Building 301


Dido Green has over 25 years clinical and research experience as an Occupational Therapist, specializing in paediatric neurodisability at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals in London UK.  She received her Masters in Clinical Neuroscience from the University of Surrey and PhD from the University of Leeds with post-doctoral work in translational medicine at Kings College London. Dido joined the Occupational Therapy Department at Tel Aviv University in 2009. She was promoted to Reader in Rehabilitation at Oxford Brookes University in 2012, moving to Sweden as Associate Professor at Jönköping University in 2017 and appointed Full Professor in 2019.  Dido joined Brunel University London in September 2019.

Academic and teaching areas encourage students’ scientific enquiry of the transactional influences on occupational performance; aiming to develop students’ clinical reasoning and therapeutic skills.  Research interests take an ecological approach to understanding challenges to participation for children and young people. Extensive international collaborations and grant funding have enabled research into the neuroplasticity of sensory-motor learning and behavior and virtual reality in rehabilitation. Current research explores psychosocial development in childhood disability and influences on participation. Publications include seminal papers on neuroplasticity of motor skill acquisition and treatment response of children with hemiplegia, movement behaviour in childhood disability and occupational therapy interventions for motor impairments. She has received over £7 million in grant funding. Dido is Associate Editor of Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology as well as serving on many scientific committees.


PhD, PGCTHE, MSc Clinical Neuroscience, DipCOT (BSc Hons equivalent in Occupational Therapy)


Internal Committee Responsibilities: Research leadership, Research Ethics Committee, Academic Conduct

Other Responsibilities:  Personal tutor for undergraduate and postgraduate students,

·         Clinical visiting

Newest selected publications

Knutti, K., Björklund Carlstedt, A., Clasen, R. and Green, D. (2022) 'Impacts of goal setting on engagement and rehabilitation outcomes following acquired brain injury: a systematic review of reviews'. Disability and Rehabilitation, 44 (12). pp. 2581 - 2590. ISSN: 0963-8288

Journal article

Wilson, P., Ruddock, S., Rahimi-Golkhandan, S., Piek, J., Sugden, D., Green, D. and et al. (2020) 'Cognitive and motor function in developmental coordination disorder'. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 62 (11). pp. 1317 - 1323. ISSN: 0012-1622

Journal article

Green, D., Boltin, S., Ward, A., Gowing, F. and Hutchon, B. (2020) 'Coproducing Virtual Reality Technologies for Rehabilitation'. IEEEXplore online, 2019-July. ISSN: 2331-9569 Open Access Link

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Miyamoto, R., Green, D., Bontje, P., Suyama, N., Ohshima, N., Fever, SSA. and et al. (2019) 'Student perceptions of growth-facilitating and growth-constraining factors of practice placements: A comparison between Japanese and United Kingdom occupational therapy students'. Occupational Therapy International, 2019 (8582470). pp. 1 - 13. ISSN: 0966-7903 Open Access Link

Journal article

Green, D. and Lavesson, N. (2019) 'Chaos theory and artificial intelligence may provide insights on disability outcomes'. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 61 (10). pp. 1120 - 1120. ISSN: 0012-1622 Open Access Link

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