Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy and First Year Tutor for the occupational therapy students in Lancaster.  I am also the Marketing and Recruitment Lead for occupational therapy across Lancaster and Carlisle. My research interests are in the role of occupational therapy in diabestes self management.

Qualifications and memberships

PhD, University of Lancaster, December 2016 - The role of occupational therapy in diabetes self management

Fellow of the HEA, April 2017

Academic and research interests

Academic - distance learning, flipped classroom, active learning

Research - health and wellbeing, health promotion, role of occupational therapy in diabetes self management

Research supervision

Kelly Fielden - the place of Anatomy and physiology in the current occupation paradigm of occupational therapy education

Emma Spellman - development of professionalism in occupational therapy students

Caroline Lamour - the role of arts and crafts in education

Publications

  • Youngson B (2019) Understanding Diabetes Self-managment using the Model of Human Occupation.  British Journal of Occupational Therapy82 (5) 296-305.
  • Youngson B (2019) Craftivism for Occupational Therapists: finding our political voice.  British Journal of Occupational Therapy82 (6) 383-385.
  • Youngson A, Cole F, Wilby H, Cox D (2015) The lived experience of diabetes: conceptualisation using a metaphor. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78 (1) 24-32.
  • Yougnson B and Wilby H (2018) A Stitch in Time.  OTNews, August, 42-44
  • Youngson A (2012) Book review of ‘Occupational therapy and physical dysfunction: enabling occupation 6thEd’. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 75 (4) 206.
  • Youngson B (2007) Snapshots and Tramlines: a preliminary report of a research journey into one occupational therapy department’s use of assessment’ Morecambe Bay Medical JournalVol 5 (5) 138-141.
  • Youngson B (2003) Occupational Therapy – Skills for the Job of Living Morecambe Bay Medical Journal Vol  4 (5), 152-153.

PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS

Youngson A (2018) How to be creative Royal College of Occupational Therapists 42nd Annual Conference, Belfast, July 2018.  Workshop.

Youngson A and Wilby H (2018) Boho Coasters Royal College of Occupational Therapists 42nd Annual Conference, Belfast, July 2018.  Workshop.

Youngson A and Wilby H  (2017) Slow Occupation through Slow Stitching. Royal College of Occupational Therapists 41sth Annual Conference, Birmingham, July 2017.  Workshop.

Youngson A (2017)  The occupation of mixed media art - being creative and reflective. College of Occupational Therapists 41sth Annual Conference, Birmingham, July 2017.  Workshop.

Youngson A (2016) Conceptualising diabetes self management as an occupation.  College of Occupational Therapists 40th Annual Conference, Harrogate, July 2016.  Oral presentation.

Youngson A (2015) What is the unique role of occupational therapy in diabetes care?  College of Occupational Therapists 40th Annual Conference, Brighton, July 2015.  Oral presentation.

Youngson A (2015) Battle and Control.  Conceptualising diabetes through metaphor.  College of Occupational Therapists 40th Annual Conference, Brighton, July 2015.  Poster.

Youngson A (2014) Towards an occupational therapy solution for the prevention and/or self management of diabetes.  16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama, June 2014.  Poster presentation.

Youngson A (2014) The occupation of research and the occupation of art: using occupation to describe occupation.  16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama, June 2014.  Oral presentation.

Youngson A (2014) Diabetes: charting a course of health and wellbeing in the sea of life.  College of Occupational Therapists 38th Annual Conference, Brighton,  June 2014. Oral presentation

Youngson A (2013) From practitioner to researcher – transitions explored through mixed media artwork.   OT4OT 24 hour virtual exchange, October 2013.  Invited speaker.

Youngson A (2013) Stitching up the thesis: an exploration of the occupation of research.  Occupational  Science Europe Conference, Cork, S Ireland, Sept 2013.  Oral presentation and Exhibition of art work. 

Youngson A (2011) Stroke training passports - changes to practice through broadening the mind.  College of Occupational Therapists 35th Annual Conference, Brighton, June 2011.  Facilitated poster discussion.

Youngson A (2011) Emotional touchpoints- giving voice to the needs of stroke patients.  College of Occupational Therapists 35th Annual Conference, Brighton, June 2011.  Oral presentation.

Wilby H and Youngson A (2007) The influence of worldview: insights from comparison of two assessment practices. College of Occupational Therapists 31st Annual Conference, Manchester, June 2007.  Oral presentation.

OTHER CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

Youngson B (2017) Coming up for air from the sea of analysis. Using creativity to explore research.  MSc Student Conference, University of Cumbria, April 2017.  Invited speaker.

Youngson A (2016) Stroke rehabilitation: putting evidence into practice.  Feel the fear and do it anyway College of Occupational Therapists, London,  Demonstrating value: evidence, research and outcomes workshop, April 2016.  Oral presentation.

Youngson A (2016) Service Evaluation in Practice.  OT Cumbria-wide Networking Event, July 2016.  Workshop.

Youngson A (2014) Picture that! Using creativity to broaden your impact.  Cumbria Research and Enterprise, University of Cumbria, Lancaster, July 2014.  Oral presentation.

Youngson A (2014) Battle and Control: Conceptualising diabetes through metaphor. University of Cumbria Doctoral Colloquium, Lancaster, July 2014.  Oral presentation.

Youngson A (2014) Towards an occupational therapy solution for the prevention and/or self management of diabetes.  University of Cumbria Doctoral Colloquium, Lancaster, July 2014.  Poster presentation.

Youngson A (2014) Stitching up the thesis: an exhibition of mixed media research art work.  University of Cumbria Doctoral Colloquium, Lancaster, July 2014.  2 week exhibition.

Youngson A (2014) Seeing is Believing: enriching groupwork with the lens of theory.  5th BAOT Northern and Yorkshire Regional Student Conference, Carlisle, May 2014.  Workshop.

Youngson A (2013) Mixed media art work related to research project.  Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust Allied Health Professions Conference, Durham, October 2013.  Invited to exhibit mixed media art work.

Youngson A (2013) Living with diabetes – how does it feel?  University of Cumbria Doctoral Colloquium, Lancaster, July 2013.  Oral presentation.

Recent external roles

Post-graduate research student member College of Occupational Therapists (COT) Research & Development Board.  June 2014 – July 2017.