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Julie Phillips

Research Occupational Therapist,



Julie qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1980. She has worked as an occupational therapist in a variety of clinical jobs and settings including vascular surgery, health care of the elderly, out patient rehab. Between 1998 - 2018 she worked with the Nottingham Traumatic Brain Injury Service, a community team, specializing in helping people return to work and maintain work after traumatic brain injury. In 1995 she completed a part time M.A. in Policy, Organisation and Change in Professional Care at Loughborough University. 1n 2013, she completed a part time PhD at the University of Nottingham in Return to work after traumatic brain injury: A cohort comparison and feasibility economic analysis. Since then she has worked as a research Occupational Therapist on a variety of studies regarding Return to work after traumatic brain injury (FRESH 2013- 16) and RETAKE (Return to work after stroke ) 2017- ongoing.

Expertise Summary

Current work:

Research Occupational Therapist on RETAKE - Return to work after Stroke 2017- on-going

Research Occupational Therapist on COVID-19 Vocational Intervention Development study - 2020 - ongoing


Craven, K., J. Holmes, K. Powers, S. Clarke, R. L. Cripps, R. Lindley, J. Phillips, R. Tyerman, C. McKevitt, D. Clarke and K. Radford (2021). "Embedding mentoring to support trial processes and implementation fidelity in a randomised controlled trial of vocational rehabilitation for stroke survivors." BMC Medical Research Methodology 21(1): 203.

Radford, K. A., K. Craven, V. McLellan, T. H. Sach, R. Brindle, I. Holloway, S. Hartley, A. Bowen, R. O'Connor, J. Stevens, J. Philips, M. Walker, J. Holmes, C. McKevitt, J. Murray, C. Watkins, K. Powers, A. Shone and A. Farrin (2020). "An individually randomised controlled multi-centre pragmatic trial with embedded economic and process evaluations of early vocational rehabilitation compared with usual care for stroke survivors: study protocol for the RETurn to work After stroKE (RETAKE) trial." Trials 21(1): 1010.

Watkin, C., J. Phillips and K. Radford (2020). "What is a 'return to work' following traumatic brain injury? Analysis of work outcomes 12 months post TBI." Brain Injury 34(1): 68-77.

Phillips, J., K. Gaffney, M. Phillips and K. Radford (2019). "Return to work after stroke - Feasibility of 6-year follow-up." British Journal of Occupational Therapy 82(1): 27-37.

Radford, K., C. Sutton, T. Sach, J. Holmes, C. Watkins, D. Forshaw, T. Jones, K. Hoffman, R. O'Connor, R. Tyerman, J. A. Merchan-Baeza, R. Morris, E. McManus, A. Drummond, M. Walker, L. Duley, D. Shakespeare, A. Hammond and J. Phillips (2018). "Early, specialist vocational rehabilitation to facilitate return to work after traumatic brain injury: the FRESH feasibility RCT." Health Technol Assess 22(33): 1-124.

Kettlewell, J., J. Phillips, K. Radford and R. dasNair (2018). "Informing evaluation of a smartphone application for people with acquired brain injury: a stakeholder engagement study." BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 18(1): 33.

Holmes, J., J. Phillips, R. Morris, Y. Bedekar, R. Tyerman and K. Radford (2016). "Development and evaluation of an early specialised traumatic brain injury vocational rehabilitation training package." British Journal of Occupational Therapy 79(11): 693-702.

Radford K, Phillips J, Jones T, Gibson A, Sutton C, Watkins C, Sach T, Duley L, Walker M., Drummond A., Hoffman K., O'Connor R., Forshaw D. and Shakespeare D. (2015). "Facilitating return to work through early specialist health-based interventions (FRESH): protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial,." Pilot and Feasibility Studies 1(1): 1-24.

Radford, K., et al. (2013). "Return to work after traumatic brain injury: cohort comparison and economic evaluation." Brain Injury 27(5): 507-520.

Phillips J, Drummond A, Radford K, Tyerman A. Return to work after traumatic brain injury: recording, measuring and describing occupational therapy intervention. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2010;73(9):422-430

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