Jacqui McKenna

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton C404

Please email for an appointment.

Current positions

Programme Leader

Research Interests

  • Emotional Intelligence - emotional competencies as essential for professional functioning.  EI as a component of competence and relationship building, EI  training in mental health/ EI and adjustment to physical disability, EI and wellbeing for staff and students. 
  • Psychosocial support and  Advanced communication skills 
  • Models Of Practice in Occupational Therapy - The Umbrella Framework
  • Service user involvement in curricuum development and delivery
  • Reflection - reflective writing and reflective practice
  • Problem based learning
  • The Competent Learner Model
  • Mentoring and the part time student experience
  • APEL and widening participation
  • Action research

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists (Salford College of Technology) - 1985
  • BSC Hons Health and Welfare (from Univ College Salford) - 1990
  • Master of Science Applied Psychology Education Practice and Research (Manchester Victoria University) - 1999
  • Post-Graduate Certificate Higher Education Practice and Research (from University Of Salford ) - 2007