Phillip Whitehead, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow & Research Occupational Therapist

Phillip worked as an occupational therapist in social care services across a variety of different teams including: rapid response, mainstream, and independent living teams. Phillip currently holds an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship and his PhD research focusses on occupational therapy in homecare re-ablement services. The project includes: a systematic review, a qualitative interview study and a feasibility randomised controlled trial. Phillip has also been awarded an NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowship to develop his skills and knowledge in trials of occupational therapy interventions.

He has an MPhil in rehabilitation research and has peer reviewed publications in occupational therapy, rehabilitation, and methodological journals.