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Jane Hastie

PositionOccupational Therapy Lecturer
DepartmentSchool of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery
Feedback HoursTuesday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Telephone01274 236319

Research Interests (key words only)

Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurological Occupational Therapy, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Interprofessional Collaboration, Professional Skill Sharing, Transdisciplinary Practice, Role Redesign, Evidence Based Practice, Curriculum Design & Development, Student Education & Support.

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Undergraduate learning, teaching and assessment responsibilities across all stages of the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy programme
  • Provision of teaching to other health and care programmes within the Faculty of Health Studies e.g. Physiotherapy, Sport Rehabilitation, Certificate in Professional Support
  • Postgraduate learning, teaching and assessment responsibilities for the MSc Advancing Transdisciplinary Practice and support of students completing level 7 Independent Study modules
  • Member of the Interprofessional Education Team facilitating the level 4 core module ‘Principles of Collaborative Professional Practice’
  • Member of the Mandatory Pre Practice Placement Training Team offering Moving and Handling training across the Faculty of Health Studies.
  • Visiting tutor for occupational therapy students when completing professional practice placement
  • Research supervisor for final year Occupational Therapy students

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Joint Postgraduate Programme lead for MSc Rehabilitation Studies
  • Joint Postgraduate Programme lead for MSc Advancing Transdisciplinary Practice
  • Personal Academic Tutor
  • Level 6 Year Tutor
  • Mentor for new member of staff
  • Member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Development Team
  • Member of Faculty Programme Approval and Review Panel

Module lead for:

  • Occupational Beings in Context (level 4)
  • Occupational Therapy in Action 1 (level 5)
  • Evidence Based Guideline Development (level 6, this is an interprofessional module completed by Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy & Sport Rehabilitation students)
  • Transdisciplinary Working (level 7)


Prior to training as an Occupational Therapist Jane studied Applied Physiology at the University of Sunderland, during this time she developed an interest in pathophysiology and the impact of health conditions on the person. Jane went on to study Occupational Therapy and graduated from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle in 1998. Jane commenced her first professional post at Birmingham Heartlands & Solihull NHS Trust on a physical rotation covering general medicine, respiratory care, vascular rehabilitation, orthopaedics and finally stroke/neurological rehabilitation which went on to be her area of speciality.

Throughout her clinical career Jane has worked in a variety of practice areas including acute neurology, neurosurgery, actute stroke care, stroke rehabilitation, neurorehabilitation, community neurorehabilitation and neurological outpatients/day hospital and during this time has completed a number of specialist skills courses to improve practice and improve clinical reasoning. She was involved in a number of service development initiatives including the development of a neurological splinting service and the implementation of OT Assessment & Treatment with Vegetative State & Minimally Conscious State Patients. Her specific clinical interests focus on cognitive function and cognitive rehabilitation following neurological deficit.

Jane has always had an interest in education and facilitating the development of students and practitioners. In practice she was a member of the in-service training team in all her clinical posts and took a lead role in the development and implementation of a policy, procedure and standard for the supervision of occupational therapists. In addition Jane has actively participated in the implementation of clinical effectiveness and evidence based practice and was a member of the Greater Manchester Neuro-Rehabilitation Clinical Standards Group.

In 2006 Jane joined the newly established Occupational Therapy programme at the University of Bradford whilst continuing to work clinically as part of the neurological therapy team at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS trust until 2007. Jane is a member of teaching team across the School of Allied Health Professions and Sport inputting on a range of modules and development projects. In addition to neurological practice Jane has an active interest in the impact of conditions on occupational performance, evidence based practice, inter-professional collaboration, academic quality and curriculum design and development.

Study History

  • Sept 2013 - present, University of Bradford
    MSc Health Wellbeing and Social Care
  • June 2013, Bradford Dementia Group / University of Bradford
    Dementia Care Mapping for Realising Person Centred Care (Basic User Status)
  • Jan 2013, York St John
    Evidence Based Practice: The Practicalities
  • Dec 2009 University of Bradford
    Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • June 1998 University of Northumbria at Newcastle
    BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • June 1995 University of Sunderland
    BSc (Hons) Applied Physiology

Professional History

  • July 2006 – Present, University of Bradford
    Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
  • June 2003 – October 2007, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
    Band 7 Occupational Therapist, Stroke/Neuro-Rehabilitation
  • May 2002 – June 2003, Stockport NHS Trust
    Senior I Occupational Therapist, Community Neuro-Rehabilitation
  • February 2001 – May 2002, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust
    Senior II Occupational Therapist, Neuro-Limited Rotation
  •  April 2000 – February 2001, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust
    Senior II Occupational Therapist, General Rotation
  • August 1998 – April 2000, Birmingham Heartlands & Solihull NHS Trust
    Basic Grade Occupational Therapist, General Rotation

Current Projects

A Systematic Review of the Barriers and Facilitators to the Implementation of Role Redesign and Workforce Change for Allied Health Professionals and Nurses within Interprofessional Health Care Teams.


  • Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Public/Academic/Stakeholder Engagement

December 2013 – Co-facilitation of a World Café Session with Effective Workforce Solutions Ltd: Developing the Whole Workforce using the Calderdale Framework at Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber Developing a Workforce Fit for the Future: Advancing Clinical Practice

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