Jo-anne Webb

Jo-anne Webb

Senior Lecturer

  • Allerton C404
  • T: 0161 295 0701
  • E: j.mellson@salford.ac.uk
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Office Times

Mon 9.00am – 5.00

Tues 9.00 – 5.00

Weds 9.00 – 5.00

Thurs 9.00 – 5.00

Fri 9.00 – 5.00

Biography

Jo graduated as an Occupational Therapist from the University of Liverpool in 1986 and has 28 years' experience of working within physical rehabilitation both in acute hospital services and community rehabilitation. Jo is a Senior Lecturer within the Directorate of Occupational Therapy at the University of Salford, UK with 18 years teaching and research experience, gaining her MSc in Health Practice in 2006 and completing the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice in 2012, becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching and research interests are focused around Moving and Handling training, physical rehabilitation techniques, splinting and rheumatology, pressure ulcer prevention, functional continence and emotional intelligence with several research publications and editorship of the 6th Edition of "Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction: Enabling Occupations" (Curtin, Molineux and Supyk-Mellson (2006). Jo teaches splinting techniques at The Artesis School of Occupational Therapy in Antwerp as part of the ERASMUS scheme.

Jo's research interests around Moving and Handling and toileting have forged several strong partnerships including Prism medical UK, A1 Risk Solutions Ltd and Mobility with Dignity. Her passion for the promotion of dignity in personal care has enabled the development and patent protected moving and handling device (Klip-2-Lift) to facilitate safe moving and handling as an alternative to traditional slings. 

Teaching

Moving and handling

Models of Practice (Generic and intervention models of occupational therapy)

Effective Therapy skills – assistive technology, splinting, activities of daily living, hand function and occupational performance

Into Employment – Service redesign, SWOT analysis, Job applications and CV’s, Core skills of occupational therapy

Research Interests

Moving and handling

Pressure ulcer prevention and the impact of interface pressure in sitting

Sling design and the impact on interface pressure

Emotional Intelligence and the Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapy and splinting provision in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Functional Incontinence and the role of the Occupational Therapist

Qualifications and Memberships

MSc Health Practice (2002)

Dip COT (1986)

PGCAP (2013)

ROT, BAOT, HCPC, ENOTHE, NBE.

Publications

Functional Continence

Vickerman,J. and Supyk,J.(2004)The Hidden Role of the OT in Management of Continence International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation .11,11.

Supyk,J. and Vickerman,J. (2007) “Recognising the Role of Occupational Therapy in Continence Management” Continence Review Plus (4) 26-28.

Problem Based Learning

Supyk,J and McKenna,J.M..(2006) Using Problem Based Learning Methodology to Develop Reflection as a Core Skill The International Journal of Learning 12,6.

Mckenna,J and Supyk,J (2006) Developing Reflection As A Core Skill Within A PBL Curriculum . Conference proceedings - Problem Based learning 2004 – A Quality Experience September 2006. (ISBN 0902896652)

Mckenna.J and Supyk.J (2006)  TLQIS/HFCE Final Report Educational Events with Marker Potential/Reflection as a Core Skill for  Undergraduate Students. WWW.HFCE.co.uk

Martin,R.E. and Supyk,J. (2006) Modernising Pre-registration education for the Allied Health Professions- Utilising Inter-Professional PBL. Conference proceedings - Problem Based learning 2004 – A Quality Experience September 2006. (ISBN 0902896652)

Supyk, J. Martin R, Marsden D (2007) An innovative approach to programme delivery within an allied health degree in Evidence based practice:interprofessional conference proceedings May 15 2007 Liverpool John Moores University Press. Liverpool  pp 69-74      ISBN  0-9553997-2-5

Interface Pressure

Mellson,J. Richardson,N. (2012)The impact of hoist sling fabrics on gluteal interface pressure whilst sitting in healthy individuals: a controlled pre-post test study. American Journal of Safe Patient Handling and Movement, Oct, 2012.

Mellson,J. (2013) Less Pain, More Gain!! The impact of hoist sling fabrics on gluteal interface pressure whilst sitting in healthy individuals. American Safe Patient handling Conference, Orlando , Florida March 2013.

Mellson,J. Richardson,N. (2012)Slings: Should they stay or should they go? In press The Column national Back Exchange peer reviewed journal.

 

Emotional Intelligence

Mckenna. J and Mellson.J  (2012) Are Occupational Therapists Emotionally Intelligent?Feature Article – Research and Development. OT News July 12.

Mckenna. J & Mellson.J ( in press)   Emotional Intelligence and the Occupational Therapist. British Journal Of Occupational Therapy.

OT and RA (Splinting)

Mellson,J.(2011) To Splint or Not to Splint? Slinting for increased tone - Presentation at International Congress of Occupational therapy, Universitas Miguel Hernandez, Spain. (awaiting ISBN from website publication)

Mellson,J.,Laver,C.,Hammond,A. (2011)Resting Splint Provision:a survey of practice within the NW COTSS Rheumatology Group. The Journal of Rheumatology Occupational Therapy Vol 26,Iss 2, December 2011.

Textbooks:

Lancee,J., McCarthy,C.,Muller,E.,Supyk,J.,Crowder,R.,Himschoot,P. (2004) Problem Based Learning: Stories and Signposts ENOTHE publications, NL.

Curtin,M.,Molineux,M.,Supyk-Mellson,J. (2010) Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction: Enabling Occupation. Elsevier.

Supyk – Mellson,J and Mckenna, J  (2010) Understanding Models Of Practice IN Curtin,M, Molineux,M  and Supyk- Mellson,J.  (2010) (EDs) 6th Ed. ‘Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction- Enabling Occupation’.  London, Churchill Livingstone.

Other:

Good Clinical Practice research training completed November 2011, research Passport completed on application and approval of ethics approval for Interface pressure study with Stockport NHS Trust and Salford Wheelchair service. (Ethical approval through University of Salford, Salford R + D and NHS IRAS / R+D.

Wigham, S. and Supyk, J. (2001) Should Occupational Therapists Work Shifts?British Journal of Occupational Therapy 64(3)

Volkova, V.M., Smirnova, L.M., Heath, G.H., Supyk, J. (2002) Clinical results of Supplying Women with Defects of Upper extremities with Functional Aesthetic Clothing. Russian Guild of Prosthetics. 1(7) Lancee, j., McCarthy, C., Muller, E., Supyk, J., Crowder, R., Himschoot, P. (2004) Problem Based Learning: Stories and Signposts ENOTHE publications, NL.

Vickerman, J. and Supyk, J. (2004) The Hidden Role of the OT in Management of Continence International Journal of Therapy and Rehabiliation. 11,11. 

Supyk, J. and McKenna, J.M. (2006) Using Problem Based Learning Methology to Develop Reflection as a Core Skill The International Journal of Learning 12.6.

Mckenna,JandSupyk,J (2006) Developing Reflection As A Core Skill Within A PBL Curriculum . Conference proceedings - Problem Based learning 2004 – A Quality Experience September 2006.(ISBN 0902896652)

Mckenna.J and Supyk.J (2006)  TLQIS/HFCE Final ReportEducational Events with Marker Potential/Reflection as a Core Skill for  Undergraduate Students. WWW.HFCE.co.uk

Martin,R.E. and Supyk,J. (2006) Modernising Pre-registration education for the Allied Health Professions- Utilising Inter-Professional PBL. Conference proceedings - Problem Based learning 2004 – A Quality Experience September 2006.(ISBN 0902896652)

Supyk,J. and Vickerman,J. (2007) “Recognising the Role of Occupational Therapy in Continence Management” Continence Review Plus (4) 26-28.

 

Supyk, J. Martin R, Marsden D (2007) An innovative approach to programme delivery within an allied health degree in Evidence based practice:interprofessional conference proceedingsMay 15 2007 Liverpool John Moores University Press. Liverpool  pp 69-74      ISBN  0-9553997-2-5

 

Supyk, J & McKenna, J 2008, 'Giving Meaning To The Model Of The Competent Learner - Educator Perspectives ', NET conference proceedings 2008 – Cambridge University.

Curtin,M.,Molineux,M. and Supyk-Mellson,J. (Eds) (2010)Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction; Enabling Occupation (6th Ed.) Elsevier

Supyk – Mellson .J and Mckenna, J  (2010) Understanding Models Of PracticeIN Curtin,M, Molineux,M  and Supyk- Mellson,J.  (2010) (EDs) 6th Ed. ‘Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction- Enabling Occupation’.  London, Churchill Livingstone.

 

Mellson,J.,Laver,C.,Hammond,A. (2011)Resting Splint Provision: A survey of practice within the NW COTSS Rheumatology Group. The Journal of Rheumatology Occupational Therapy Vol 26,Iss 2, December 2011.

 

Mellson,J. Richardson,N. (2012) The impact of hoist sling fabrics on gluteal interface pressure whilst sitting in healthy individuals: a controlled pre-post test study. American Journal of Safe Patient Handling and Movement, Oct, 2012, p.79-86.

 

Mckenna. J and Mellson.J  (2012) Are Occupational Therapists Emotionally Intelligent?

Feature Article – Research and Development. OT News July 12.

 

Mellson,J. And Richardson,N. (2012) Enablement – it pays to take a look. Conference Review in Equipment Services.October 2012 p101-102.

 

Mckenna. J &Mellson.J (2013) Emotional Intelligence and the Occupational Therapist.British Journal Of Occupational Therapy. September, p427-430.

 

Mellson,J. Richardson,N. (2013) Slings: Should they stay or should they go? The Column, 25.3 National Back Exchange publications.September p16-21.

 

Mellson,J., Richardson,N.,James,J. (2013) It Takes Two? Exploring the Manual handling Myth.HfH Consulting Limited.

 

Webb,J., Richardson,N. (2013) Specifying Equipment: It takes two? Exploring the manual handling myth.Equipment Services.October, p95-98.

 

OPTIMAX 2014 – radiation dose and image quality optimisation in medical imaging:

 

1.Everton,C.,Bird,S.,Brito,W.,Colle,P.,Franco,A.P.,Lutjeber,S.,Nodeland,K.,Rieme,S.,Siddika,M.,Webb,J.,Angmortherh,S.(2014) Pressure Mapping. Review article– The effects of clinical support surfaces on pressure as a risk factor in the development of pressure ulcers, from a radiographical perspective: a narrative literature review (p69-73).

2.Everton,C.,Bird,S.,Brito,W.,Colle,P.,Franco,A.P.,Lutjeber,S.,Nodeland,K.,Rieme,S.,Siddika,M.,Webb,J.,Angmortherh,S.(2014) Experimental article – An experimental study to compare the interface pressure and experience of healthy participants when lying still for 20 minutes in a supine position on two different imaging surfaces (p75-80).

 

Bartley,B.Webb,J.Bayly,J.(2015) Multidisciplinary approaches to moving and handling for formal and informal carers in community palliative care. International Journal of Palliative Nursing .Vol 21, No 1 17 – 22.

 

Webb,J.,Szczepura,K.,Bartley,C.(2015) The Comfier bed converter: An alternative innovation for pressure management and comfort. Equipment Services.December.