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Dr Kevin Cordingley

Dr Kevin Cordingley
Honorary Lecturer - Health Sciences


Kevin studied occupational therapy part time while working in an occupational therapy service and qualified in 1993. He has worked in a range of clinical settings in mental health (general acute, elderly mentally ill in and day patient, community resource centre, forensic, work rehabilitation) and physical health (care of older people and orthopaedics). His most recent post was in forensic mental health where he combined clinical work with a practice development role. He joined Brunel University London in September 2004. He completed his PhD in 2016 where he explored the practice knowledge of occupational therapsits working in forensic mental health.


  • PhD
  • MSc Occupational Therapy
  • PGCert LTHE
  • PGCert ARM
  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy


Committee Responsibilities:

  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy Examination Board and Course Committee
  • MSc (post & pre-registration) Occupational Therapy Examination Board and Course Committee

Teaching/ Block Leading Responsibilities:

Co-lead of BSc level one occupational therapy programme

Block leader for:

BSc: HH1607 Professional Development; HH1707 Preparation for BSc Level Two studies; HH3808 Service Development

MSc: OT5701 Introduction to Occupational Therapy Theory and Philosophy; Co-lead of OT5713 The Art and Science of Occupational Therapy 

Other Responsibilities:

Student support for the British Association of Occupational Therapists Student Sub-group

Teaching Interests:

Occupational therapy in forensic and general mental health and developing practice knowledge.

Newest selected publications

Rampley, H., Reynolds, F. and Cordingley, K. (2019) 'Experiences of creative writing as a serious leisure occupation: An interpretative phenomenological analysis'. Journal of Occupational Science, 26 (4). pp. 511 - 523. ISSN: 1442-7591 Open Access Link

Journal article

Bryant, W., Cordingley, K., Adomako, E. and Birken, M. (2019) 'Making activism a participatory, inclusive and developmental process: a research programme involving mental health service users'. Disability & Society, 34 (7-8). pp. 1 - 25. ISSN: 0968-7599 Open Access Link

Journal article

Bryant, W., Cordingley, K., Sims, K., Dokal-Marandi, J., Pritchard, H., Stannard, V. and et al. (2016) 'Collaborative research exploring mental health service user perspectives on acute inpatient occupational therapy'. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79 (10). pp. 607 - 613. ISSN: 0308-0226 Open Access Link

Journal article

Notley, J., Pell, H., Bryant, W., Grove, M., Croucher, A., Cordingley, K. and et al. (2013) '“I know how to look after myself a lot better now”: Service user perspectives on mental health in-patient rehabilitation.'. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 19 (5). pp. 288 - 298. ISSN: 1741-1645 Open Access Link

Journal article

Cordingley, K. and Ryan, S. (2009) 'Occupational therapy risk assessment in forensic mental health practice: An exploration'. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72 (12). pp. 531 - 538. ISSN: 0308-0226

Journal article
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