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Dr Georgia Spiliotopoulou

Dr Georgia Spiliotopoulou
Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Mary Seacole 2nd Floor,Bay 41

Research area(s)

  • Assistive technology
  • Quality of life of people with long-term conditions
  • Effectiveness of provision of occupational therapy services
  • Practice guidelines development
  • Evidence-based practice using mostly quantitative approaches
  • Development of assessment tools
  • Evaluation of reliability and validity of assessment tools

Research Interests

Assessment process and use of assistive devices and home adaptations to improve quality of life for adults with long-term conditions and older people.

Enabling people with long-term conditions to self-assess for provision of assistive devices.

Validity and reliability of assessment tools

Research grants and projects

Grants

National guidance for measuring home furniture and fittings to enable user self-assessment and successful fit of minor assistive devices
Funder: UK Occupational Therapy Research Foundation (UKOTRF)
Duration: December 2012 - May 2016
Learning design through the use of simulation tools and multidisciplinary collaboration
Funder: The Higher Education Academy’s Engineering Subject Centre
Duration: 2008 -

Project details

Spiliotopoulou G (Principal Investigator), Atwal A, McIntyre A, Russell S (2012) National guidance for measuring home furniture and fittings to enable user self-assessment and successful fit of minor assistive devices. UK Occupational Therapy Research Foundation. £80,000

Atwal A, McIntyre A, Spiliotopoulou G, Money A, Elliman A (2010) Bringing the home into hospital: Preparing older patients for home discharge using 3D visualisation software. Pump priming money from Brunel University London. £1,250

Atwal A & Spiliotopoulou G (2009) Development of evidence-based practice guidelines for occupational therapists working with people with acquired brain injury. College of Occupational Therapists. £12,700

Atwal A, Spiliotopoulou G (2009) Knowledge Transfer: Collaboration between the Brunel University London Centre for Professional Practice Research and the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section – Trauma and Orthopaedics in producing clinical guidelines for the occupational therapists working with people with lower limb amputations. £12,000

Dong H & Spiliotopoulou G (2008) Learning design through the use of simulation tools and multidisciplinary collaboration. The Higher Education Academy’s Engineering Subject Centre. £3,500