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Vivienne Jones

Senior Lecturer, Placement Coordinator


I began teaching after 21 years' occupational therapy experience in physical rehabilitation, specialising in hand injuries, burns, orthopaedics, wheelchair assessment and palliative care. I worked in various settings including the NHS, a Ministry of Defence joint forces rehabilitation unit and a charitable setting, holding both clinical and managerial roles which involved establishing new occupational therapy services.

I teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervise MSc Dissertation students; I am currently responsible for placement education, assessments PDP within the Directorate of Occupational Therapy. My research interests lie in rheumatology and cancer survivorship. External to the University I sit on Fitness to Practise panels at the Health and Care Professions Council. 


Level 4: Occupation, Health and Function (module leader)

Level 6: Competence in Practice (module leader)

All levels: placement preparation

Research Interests

Placement education and rheumatology

Qualifications and Memberships

MSc Professional Development


Dip. C.O.T

Registered Occupational Therapist (HCPC)




  • Hammond A. Jones V & Prior Y (2016) The effects of compression gloves on hand symptoms and hand function in rheumatoid arthritis and hand osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation 30(3) 213-224
  • Davys D & Jones V (2011) Peer Observation: a tool for continuing professional development. In Hong C & Harrison D (Eds) (2011) Tools for Continuing Professional Development, 2nd edition, Salisbury: Quay Books 
  • Davys D & Jones V (2011) Peer Observation: a tool for continuing professional development. In Hong C S& Harrison D (Eds) (2011)Tools for Continuing Professional Development, 2nd edition.Salisbury: Quay Books


Rheumatology 2014, the British Society for Rheumatology and British Health Professionals in Rheumatology's annual conference, April/May, 2014 ACC, Liverpool

(1) A systemative review of compression gloves in arthritis: Hammond A, Jones V & Prior Y

(2) Reliability of three objective hand measures: joint circumference, composite finger flexion and the Grip Ability Test. Hammon A, Jones V & Prior Y