Kirsty Pope

Title in Occupational Therapy Department: Lecturer, MOTPrac Academic fieldwork & participatory community project coordinator


Kirsty Pope MSc (Kirsty Pope, BSc (Hons) OT, MSc Family and individual CBT for psychosis, PostgradCert Academic Practice
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, Oxford Brookes University, UK;
MSc Family and Individual Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychosis University of Manchester UK;
Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice University of Salford, UK;
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Phone number: 03 9904 4309

Researcher Profile

Kirsty joined the Department of Occupational Therapy as a lecturer in September 2014.  She gained her BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy degree from Oxford Brookes University, UK in 1994 and completed a Masters degree from the University of Manchester in 2001.  Kirsty has worked as an occupational therapist for several years within adult mental health both in a forensic mental health a community mental health care setting before joining the University of Salford in 2002 as a lecturer on the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy and MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy programmes.  Kirsty currently teaches on the MOTPrac program and her role includes being a Fieldwork Co-ordinator and assisting with the participatory community placements unit.

Research Interests

Applying occupational therapy theory to families, occupational theory and science, mental health

Co-investigator on research project for National Institute for Health Research, Occupational Therapy for children with CNS tumour, commenced May 2013, Award Amount: £29,250.00


Pope,  K., Davys, D. & Taylor, J. (2008) Power, prejudice and personal taste: does  it matter what clients wear?  British  Journal of Occupational Therapy 71(4), 165-167.

Davys. D., Pope. K. & Taylor.J. (2006)  Professionalism, Prejudice and personal Taste: Does it Matter What we Wear? British  Journal of Occupational Therapy 69 (7) pp339-341

Davys. D., Pope. K. (2006) Problem-based  Learning Within Occupational Therapy Education: a summary of the Salford  Experience.  British Journal of  Occupational Therapy 69 (12) pp 572-574

Recent conference presentations

Improving Experiences of Children with Autism in Hospital (presentation)

Royal College of General Practitioners  2011
How Occupational Therapy can contribute to the public health strategy of young people (poster)

College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference 2010
Occupational Therapy in Romania (presentation)

College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference 2006

  • Davys & Pope (2006) The significance of Problem Based Learning within Occupational Therapy Education. (poster)
  • Davys & Pope (2006) Using a Problem Based Learning Approach to Introduce Occupation. (poster)
  • Pope (2006) Understanding Families in the context of the Model of Human Occupation. (facilitated workshop)