Miss Melissa Jacobs
Profiles

Miss Melissa Jacobs

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)

Role

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, University of Plymouth


Qualifications

Masters of Research in Clinical Practice, St Georges University of London, 2015

BSc Hons Occupational Therapy, Oxford Brookes University, 2005

BA Hons Sociology, University of Exeter, 1997


Professional membership

HCPC registered since 2005

BAOT member since 2002

RCOT SSTO (PAR) member since 2014

 


Roles on external bodies

Executive Committee Member of the International Society of Prosthetists and Orthotists, 2016-2019

 


Teaching interests

Taught on 'Rehabilitation of the Upper Limb Amputee' Courses– 2010- 2019, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton

Taught on 'Rehabilitation of the Lower Limb Amputee' Courses – April, 2010-2019, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton

Taught on ‘Core Training for Therapists Post Sudden Onset Disaster’– Amputee Workshop, organised by Humanity and Inclusion UK, December, 2018

 


Research interests

Completed research project as part of Masters entitled ‘An Exploration of the Strength of Correlation between the Modified Box and Blocks Assessment, the Standard Box and Blocks Assessment, and the Assessment of Capacity for Myoelectric Control’, completed, 2015.

 

Assisted in the recruitment of participants for PHD study on the usage patterns of myo-electric prostheses, 2017.

 


Other Publications

Acted as consultant on the ‘Amputee and Prosthetic Rehabilitation – Standards and Guidelines (3rd Edition)’ - A Report of the Working Party of the British Society of Rehabilitation.

 

Reports & invited lectures

Invited speaker at the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO) Conference, 2018 presenting on ‘Rehabilitation of the Upper Limb Amputee’.

Invited speaker at the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO) Conference, 2016 presenting on ‘Outcome Measures for Prosthetic Upper Limbs’.

Other academic activities

Acted as consultant on the ‘Amputee and Prosthetic Rehabilitation – Standards and Guidelines (3rd Edition)’ - A Report of the Working Party of the British Society of Rehabilitation.

Presentation of Masters Research at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Conference, 2016.

Presented Masters Research findings at the Trent International Prosthetic Symposium (TIPS) Conference, 2016

Presentation on ‘Rehabilitation of the Multiple Limb Amputee – A Case Study’, TIPS conference, 2012

Presentation on ‘Outcome Measures for Myo-electric Prostheses’ TIPS conference, 2012

Poster Presentation – An Exploration of the Psychological Effect of Digit Amputation’, TIPS conference, March, 2019

Poster Presentation - ‘Rehabilitation of the Multiple Limb Amputee’, International Society for Prosthetists and Orthotists (ISPO) World Congress, Hyderabad, India, February 2013