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A systematic review into the effectiveness of occupational therapy for improving function and participation in activities of everyday life in adults with a diagnosis of depression (2020)
Journal Article
Christie, L., Inman, J., Davys, D., & Cook, P. (2021). A systematic review into the effectiveness of occupational therapy for improving function and participation in activities of everyday life in adults with a diagnosis of depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 282, 962-973. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.12.080

Background: Depression is a common mental health disorder, the symptoms of which can disrupt functioning and lead to reduced participation in everyday activities. Occupational therapy is routinely provided for people with such difficulties; however,... Read More about A systematic review into the effectiveness of occupational therapy for improving function and participation in activities of everyday life in adults with a diagnosis of depression.

A feasibility study of enhanced occupational therapy for children and young people with central nervous system tumours – outcomes for the families and for occupational therapy (2020)
Journal Article
Morgan, R., Estlin, E., Pizer, B., Keane, J., Bowyer, P., Nenadic, G., …Long, T. (2020). A feasibility study of enhanced occupational therapy for children and young people with central nervous system tumours – outcomes for the families and for occupational therapy. CYPF journal, Autumn(2020), 20-28

A two-year feasibility study was conducted to explore harmonisation of occupation-focused practice between two UK children’s cancer centres. The Short Child Occupational Profile (SCOPE) identified occupational needs of children with brain tumours to... Read More about A feasibility study of enhanced occupational therapy for children and young people with central nervous system tumours – outcomes for the families and for occupational therapy.

Occupational therapy, loneliness and social isolation : a thematic review of the literature (2020)
Journal Article
Collins, T., Davys, D., Martin, R., Russell, R., & Kenney, C. (2020). Occupational therapy, loneliness and social isolation : a thematic review of the literature. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 27(10), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.12968/ijtr.2019.0044

Background/Aims: Loneliness and social isolation are thought to have a negative impact on health and wellbeing. There is little literature that provides an explicit focus on loneliness and social isolation in occupational therapy practice. The aim of... Read More about Occupational therapy, loneliness and social isolation : a thematic review of the literature.

Supportive strategies for men who perform a care role : an occupational perspective (2020)
Journal Article
Davys, D., & Collins, T. (2020). Supportive strategies for men who perform a care role : an occupational perspective. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 27(5), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.12968/ijtr.2018.0133

Background/Aim: Health and social care practitioners often work alongside care givers. The aim of this study is consider commonality in the experience of being a male caregiver from specific perspectives utilising secondary analysis of research relat... Read More about Supportive strategies for men who perform a care role : an occupational perspective.

Fathers of adults who have a learning disability : roles, needs and concerns (2017)
Journal Article
Davys, D., Mitchell, D., & Martin, R. (2017). Fathers of adults who have a learning disability : roles, needs and concerns. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 45(4), 266-273. https://doi.org/10.1111/bld.12205

Background: There is little research that specifically relates to fathers of adults with a learning disability despite the social expectation that fathers will provide a supportive role over the lifespan. Methods: Semi-structured interviews we... Read More about Fathers of adults who have a learning disability : roles, needs and concerns.

Men as caregivers : implications for occupational therapy (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Davys, D., & Collins, T. (2016, June). Men as caregivers : implications for occupational therapy. Poster presented at College of Occupational Therapists 40th Annual Conference, Harrrogate International Centre

There is an increasing demand upon families to provide care in a context of reduced resources and budgetary constraint. Occupational therapists are called upon not only to work with individuals but to collaborate with families and communities (World... Read More about Men as caregivers : implications for occupational therapy.

Fathers of people with an intellectual disability : a review of the literature (2016)
Journal Article
Davys, D., Mitchell, D., & Martin, R. (2016). Fathers of people with an intellectual disability : a review of the literature. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 21(2), 175-196. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629516650129

The aim of this paper is to review the literature related to fathers of people who have an intellectual disability. Electronic databases and citation tracking were used to collate data using key terms such as fathers, adults with an intellectual dis... Read More about Fathers of people with an intellectual disability : a review of the literature.

Adult siblings consider the future : emergent themes (2015)
Journal Article
Davys, D., Mitchell, D., & Haigh, C. (2016). Adult siblings consider the future : emergent themes. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 29(3), 220-230. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12172

Background: This study aimed to explore the perceptions of adult siblings regarding a future care role and compare with perceived parental wishes as family often provide a key support role in the lives of people who have an intellectual disability.... Read More about Adult siblings consider the future : emergent themes.

Futures planning - adult sibling perspectives (2014)
Journal Article
Davys, D., Mitchell, D., & Haigh, C. (2014). Futures planning - adult sibling perspectives. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 43(3), 219-226. https://doi.org/10.1111/bld.12099

15 adult siblings of people who have a learning disability were interviewed in relation to their future wishes and expectations of care giving. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was used to analyse transcripts from the interviews where... Read More about Futures planning - adult sibling perspectives.

Adult siblings of people with a learning disability – future plans and concerns (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Davys, D., Mitchell, D., & Haigh, C. (2011, December). Adult siblings of people with a learning disability – future plans and concerns. Presented at Seattle Club Learning Disability Research Conference, University of Cambridge

Background Acknowledgement exists at governmental and societal level of the important role that many family members have in the care of LD people. When parents die, a sibling is often considered next of kin with the expectation of providing suppor... Read More about Adult siblings of people with a learning disability – future plans and concerns.

Adult sibling experience, roles, relationshhips and future concerns - a review of the literature in learning disabilities (2011)
Journal Article
Davys, D., Mitchell, D., & Haigh, C. (2011). Adult sibling experience, roles, relationshhips and future concerns - a review of the literature in learning disabilities. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20(19-20), 2837-2853. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.+1365-2702.2010.03530.x

Aim: this paper provides a review of the literature related to adult siblings of learning disabled people. Background: siblings of learning disabled people are often looked upon as next of kin when older parents die however there is little researc... Read More about Adult sibling experience, roles, relationshhips and future concerns - a review of the literature in learning disabilities.

Peer observation: a tool for CPD (2011)
Book Chapter
Davys, D., & Jones, V. (2011). Peer observation: a tool for CPD. In C. Swee, & D. Harrison (Eds.), Tools for continuing professional development (2nd edition) (63-73). London: Quay Books

Futures planning, parental expectations and sibling concern for people who have a learning disability (2010)
Journal Article
Davys, D., Haigh, C., & Mitchell, D. (2010). Futures planning, parental expectations and sibling concern for people who have a learning disability. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 14(3), 167-183. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629510385625

The aim of this questionnaire was to explore the existence of future plans, parental expectation and sibling concern regarding people who have a learning disability. A questionnaire was sent via email to siblings of people who have a learning disab... Read More about Futures planning, parental expectations and sibling concern for people who have a learning disability.

Is clinical updating a valuable mechanism for enhancing the student experience? (2010)
Journal Article
Tickle, E., Davys, D., & Mckenna, J. (2010). Is clinical updating a valuable mechanism for enhancing the student experience?. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(5), 237-239

This opinion piece aims to clarify the concepts of the theory-practice and practice-theory gaps, and to begin to explore the impact of these gaps on efficacious occupational therapy practice. Any perceived gaps between theoretical knowledge and prac... Read More about Is clinical updating a valuable mechanism for enhancing the student experience?.

Factors that impact on the sibling relationship where one person has a learning disability (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Davys, D., Mitchell, D., & Haigh, C. (2009, January). Factors that impact on the sibling relationship where one person has a learning disability. Poster presented at Seattle Club Learning Disability Research Conference, London

Title: Siblings of People who have a Learning Disability – Factors that impact on the Sibling Relationship Background: Sibling relationships are significant in the lives of people who have a learning disability. They usually form a major part of... Read More about Factors that impact on the sibling relationship where one person has a learning disability.

A framework for social inclusion (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Davys, D., & Tickle, E. (2009, January). A framework for social inclusion. Presented at College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference, Manchester

Within occupational therapy, practitioners are likely to work with people who are at risk of social exclusion due to a range of issues that include age, health status, lifestyle choice and cultural background. As a profession, occupational therapy h... Read More about A framework for social inclusion.

Older parents of adults who have a learning disability and service providers (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Davys, D. (2009, January). Older parents of adults who have a learning disability and service providers. Presented at Collage of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference, Brighton

The number of older parents who support people who have a learning disability are on the increase due to advances in health and social care (Dowling and Hollins 2003) and as a nation, we rely on the support that these families provide (Department of... Read More about Older parents of adults who have a learning disability and service providers.

Social inclusion and valued roles : a supportive framework (2008)
Journal Article
Davys, D., & Tickle, E. (2008). Social inclusion and valued roles : a supportive framework. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 15(8), 358-363. https://doi.org/10.12968/ijtr.2008.15.8.30820

The aim of this paper is to examine the concepts of social exclusion, social inclusion and their relevance to health, well-being and valued social roles. The article presents a framework, based on Social Role Valorization (SRV), which was developed i... Read More about Social inclusion and valued roles : a supportive framework.

Peer observation in professional development : occupational therapists perceptions (2008)
Journal Article
Davys, D., Mckenna, J., & Tickle, E. (2008). Peer observation in professional development : occupational therapists perceptions. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 15(6), 245-253

Aims: peer observation of practice is used to promote reflection and facilitate personal and professional development. However, there appears to be no published research on the use of peer observation by occupational therapists working in higher educ... Read More about Peer observation in professional development : occupational therapists perceptions.

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

An earlier opinion piece considered the professional issues surrounding the occupational therapists dress code within the work place (Davys et al 2006). This second paper considers the role of the occupational therapist when a clients choice of clo... Read More about Professionalism, personal taste and social inclusion : does it matter what clients wear?.