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Dr Panagiota Smyrni
Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Mary Seacole 1st Floor,Bay 8


Committee Responsibilities:

  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy Examination Board.
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy Course Committee.
  • MSc Occupational Therapy Examination Board.
  • MSc Occupational Therapy pre-registration Course Committee.

Administration Responsibilities:

  • Seminar leader BSc OT levels 1, 2, & 3 and MSc OT pre-registration years 1 & 2
  • Module leader - HH3603 - Professional Practice
  • PhD supervisor
  • Academic tutor and lecturer MSc pre-registration OT/ BSc OT
  • Research supervisor MSc OT pre-registration

External Activities:

Editorial work

Expert Evaluator: European Commission - Information and Communication Technologies - ICT Challenge 5: ICT for Health, Ageing Well, Inclusion and Governance Health: Objective ICT-2011.5.1: Personal Health Systems (PHS)


  • Cochrane Collaboration - The Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group.
  • Higher Education Academy, UK (Teaching Development Grants).
  • Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine
  • Disability and Rehabilitation: An International Journal.
  • Open Rehabilitation Journal.
  • Technical Programme Committee of the International Workshop for Ambient Assisted Living
  • World Federation of Occupational Therapists
  • British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Teaching Interests:

  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Neonatal/Developmental care
  • Challenging behaviours across the lifespan
  • Assistive technologies in rehabilitation
  • Information and communication technologies in Clinical Practice
  • Evidence Based Practice / Single Subject Research
  • Family-Centred Approaches
  • Functional Assessment Methods
  • Teaching Methods in Higher Education

Newest selected publications

Gibbs, D., Batra, D., Cruickshank, H., Currie, G., Edwards, S., Gormley, H., et al. (2022) 'Occupational therapy in neonatal services and early intervention: Practice guidelines'. Available at:


Gibbs, D., Campbell, L., Currie, G., Dixon, J., Gormley, H., Hicks, B., et al. (2017) 'Occupational therapy in neonatal services and early intervention: Practice guideline'. Place of publication: Royal College of Occupational Therapists. Available at:


Harniess, P. and Nikopoulou-Smyrni, P. (2015) 'Paediatric Physiotherapists' Practice in Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up Assessment Programmes of High-Risk Infants A UK Web-Based Cross-Sectional Survey'. The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists, 6 (1). pp. 45 - 58. ISSN: 1368-7360

Journal article

Konstantopoulos, K., Vogazianos, P., Thodi, C. and Nikopoulou-Smyrni, P. (2014) 'A normative study of the Children's Color Trails Test (CCTT) in the Cypriot population'. Child Neuropsychology, 21 (6). pp. 751 - 758. ISSN: 0929-7049

Journal article

Hunt, L., Nikopoulou-Smyrni, P. and Reynolds, F. (2013) '“It gave me something big in my life to wonder and think about which took over the space … and not MS”: Managing well-being in multiple sclerosis through art-making'. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36 (14). pp. 1139 - 1147. ISSN: 1464-5165 Open Access Link

Journal article
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