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Dr Deborah Davys
Dr Deborah Davys
Key Memberships
From June 2003 to September 2010.
Member of School: School of Health Sciences
From September 2011 to present.
From June 2003 to September 2011.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centres for Health Sciences Research
From September 2015 to present.
Profile Summary

Before joining the University of Salford, I worked as an occupational therapist in clinical and managerial posts that included a range of practice areas such as community learning disabilities, general rehabilitation and older peoples services. My PhD study considered the future concerns, needs and wishes of siblings of adults who have an intellectual disability. This followed on from Masters level research into the concerns of older parents of people who have intellectual disability and post-Doctoral study has related to fathers of adults who have intellectual disability. Publications from this research has allowed the needs and concerns of family members to be heard and has raised significant issues that need to be addressed by service providers. My overall areas of research interest include learning disabilities, family and the care role, loneliness and occupations in later life. I am currently involved in pursing research related to occupational therapy and loneliness, men who have a care role and occupational engagement in later life.  I am also presently involved in a study related to upper limb prosthetics and children.  I supervise students at PhD level in areas related to occupational therapy and have previously been involved in an NIHR Patient Benefit Programme related occupational therapy with children and adolescents who have CNS tumours.

Key Qualifications
2006
2007
1994
1982
2013
Thesis title: Siblings of adults who have a learning disability: personal wishes, reality and parental expectations for future support
Key Projects
2018
Jan
An adjustable electrode housing device designed to improve myoelectric signal acquisition and prosthesis control in sockets that accommodate growing residual limbs
NIHR Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Co-operative, 43,810.00.
Principal Investigator: J Head (65%). Co-Investigators: L Kenney (15%), D Davys (5%), D Howard (15%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Key Presence
Conference Presentations
2016
Jun
2013
Sep

Invited

2012
Feb

Presentation of posters from PhD research to date related to the adult siblings of people who have a learning disability.

2011
Dec
2011
Jan
2010
Dec
2010
Jun
2009
Dec
2009
Jun
2008
Jun
2007
Jun
2007
Jun
2006
Jun
2006
Jun
2006
Jun
Invited Papers and Lectures
2017
Jan
2011
Dec

Oral presentation of PhD research findings to date related to the adult siblings of people who have a learning disability and their concerns and views of the future.

2011
Dec

Oral presentation of PhD research findings to date related to the adult siblings of people who have a learning disability and their concerns and views of the future.

2008
Nov
Other
2012
Jan

 Invited reviewer for journals such as The British Journal of Learning Disability, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

2011
Nov

Invited book chapter co-authored with Viv Jones