Denise Harris's profile

Denise Harris A PhD by Published Works (part-time) student at Manchester Metropolitan University

Lifeworld Approach to Occupational Therapy Services Ltd

I have over 16 years’ experience of doing, being and becoming a specialist occupational therapist, and I demonstrate continued personal and professional development throughout my career.  Choosing to fulfill a secondment as lecturer in occupational therapy (2005-2007) and to undertake post graduate research (2008-2014) demonstrates how I have courage to step outside the box in order to make a difference for others.  Through my research work I have been confident to publish and disseminate my findings at national and international conferences.     In 2014, I set up my own independent practice called: Lifeworld Approach to Occupational Therapy Services Limited.   This business has been formed because of my career as an occupational therapist/lecturer/researcher, and through being involved with so many valued people with their own lifeworld experiences: patients/other professionals/students/participants.  The aim of a lifeworld approach to occupational therapy is to understand (interpret) the person in their world, and what is important to them.

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MPhil, MRes Health Sciences, BScOT, RCOTSS-IP

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Phone: 01204886493

Email: [email protected]




  • Adult 25 +
  • Older person (65+)
  • Mentoring
  • Professional Supervision
  • Equipment/Adaptations
  • Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Advice about access, bathroom &/or kitchen adaptations or equipment Home adaptations for independent living
  • Advice around specialist equipment or in modifying your home to maximise independence
  • Falls prevention
  • Practical strategies/treatment to overcome daily challenges caused by illness, accident, recent diagnosis or ageing.
  • Oncology & Palliative Care or Condition Management
  • Help and support with pain or fatigue-management techniques
  • Neurological conditions expertise
  • Vocational Rehab (VR) ongoing input/treatment/job coach/work prep/work hardening/conditioning
  • Reduction in Local Authority waiting lists
  • Bespoke training programmes
  • Mentoring or supervision
  • Regular supervision for independent practitioners

Contact Denise Harris