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SURFACE researcher set for global conference on Occupational Therapy

Wednesday 18 September 2013

SURFACE team member, Rachel Russell, has had a paper accepted for presentation at Sharing Traditions, Creating Futures: the 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

The four-day event takes place in June 2014 in Yokohama, Japan in collaboration with the 48th Japanese Occupational Therapy Congress and Expo. Rachel’s paper was selected from over 3,000 abstract submissions from around the world, each quality assessed by three independent reviewers, and will be presented in a session on Management for the Home Environment.

Rachel qualified as an occupational therapist in 1994 and is currently completing an EPSRC-sponsored PhD with SURFACE on the impact of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology on understanding the holistic needs of end users of buildings.