Areas of expertise
My interest are Mental health, Early Intervention for Psychosis and other mental helath conditions, Occupation, Meaningful activity and the value of occupation in maintaining and improving health.
Membership of professional bodies
RCOT, CYPF Specialist section
Bryant W, & Parsonage J (2015) Living with Psychosis. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference 2015, Nashville, Tennesse, USA.
Parsonage J, & Franco L, (2014) Researching Psychosis Together: Presentation on research findings to Jami, London, uk.
Parsonage J, Andrews C, Bryant W, Franco L, Clark J (2012) Researching Psychosis Together: changing lives through collaborative research. Refocus on Recovery conference, London, UK.
Bryant W, Andrews C, Franco L, Makdisi L, Parsonage J (2011) Living with Psychosis: collaborative research designed by mental health service users. CNWL NHS Foundation Trust Occupational Therapy Link Forum
Bryant W, Andrews C, Parsonage J, Clark J, Franco L, Makdisi L (2010) Meeting in the mist. College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section – Mental Health, 13th Annual Conference Birmingham, UK
Bryant W, Parsonage J, Craik C (2010) Knowledge transfer in action: from service user, academic and practitioner perspectives. College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference, Brighton, UK.
Bryant W, Andrews C, Franco L, Makdisi L, Parsonage J (2010) Living with Psychosis: collaborative research designed by mental health service users. INVOLVE 7th National Conference. Public involvement in research: innovation and impact. East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK
Parsonage J, Bryant W, Franco L, Andrews C, Clark J, Tibbs A, Butler J (2009) ‘Meeting in the Mist’: A reflection on the Work of The Researching Psychosis Together Group. CNWL NHS Foundation Trust annual Occupational Therapy conference.
Parsonage J & McDonald K (2015) 'Using the Model of Human Occupation to identify conceptual need within an EIS caseload'. College of Occupational Therapist conference, Brighton, UK.
Parsonage J & McDonald K, (2014) 'Using the Model of Human Occupation to identify conceptual need within an EIS caseload'. International Early Intervention Association Conference. Tokyo Japan.
Parsonage J, (2012) ‘Gaining Meaningful Occupation’ following first episode psychosis. International Early Intervention Association Conference. San Francisco, California, USA.
I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2000. THe following are the roles I held prior to taking up the ECT Studentship:-
Disability Student Advisor
Acting Team Leader for Early Intervetion Service
Occupational Therapist/ Care Coordinator in an Early Intervention Service
Occupational Therapist in Mental Health Day Service
Occupational Therapist in a psychiatric Rehabilitation Service
Basic Grade Occupational Therapist (Mixed Rotation) including Care of the Elderly, Acute Psychiatric inpatient unit, and psychiatric rehabilitation.