, Allied and Public Health
Kalimah Ibrahiim (MPH, MRCOT, FRSPH) is an Occupational Therapist, Lecturer, BSc Occupational Therapy Course Leader and Admissions Lead at the School of Health, Sport and Bioscience .
- BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), MPH
- Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists/ British Association of Occupational Therapists
- Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health
- Member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists
- Member of the Faculty of Public Health
Areas Of Interest
- Health policy services research
- Public health
- Health/ mental health of marginalised communities
- Ethnographic and community co-production research pertaining to marginalised groups
- Non-traditional/ role emerging areas of practice for occupational therapists/ AHPs
- Social transformation
- Health justice
- Digital, health literacy, language and communication
- Complex moving and handling
- Allyship, inclusion and belonging
- Occupational science
- Curriculum development
- Health and care workforce development
Kalimah has worked in clinical practice as an occupational therapist in many clinical areas, including the NHS (acute, community and mental health settings), social care, public health, prisons, and quality improvement.
Elected as the Council member for England and Chair of the England Board at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists/ British Association of Occupational Therapists, is a member of the Health and Care Professions Council Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Forum and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.
She obtained a master’s degree in public health and is currently a doctorate student in public health with interests in health policy services research, health justice, social transformation, allyship, inclusion and belonging, prisons, digital and health literacy, occupational science, ethnographic and community co-production research pertaining to marginalised groups and intersecting identities, developing a diverse occupational therapy curriculum and the development of the AHP workforce.
Kalimah’s doctorate research area is prison health policy and systems. She is involved in various research projects and is a member of several advisory and steering groups.
Kalimah is motivated to contribute to contemporary discourses and critical perspectives in health policy and systems, developing the future health and care workforce to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve
- Doctorate research in prison health policy and systems.
- Research team for – 'Fair access to AHP careers', Health Education England funded research project
- Research team for – 'Fair access to research for AHPs'
- Clinical Research Group (CRG)
- Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Group (ASSRG)
Atwal, A. and Ibrahiim, K. (2022) ‘Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement and Leadership’, in A. Atwal (2ed.) Preparing for Professional Practice in Health and Social Care. Wiley-Blackwell.
Baird, T., Ibrahiim, K. and Hay, C. (2022) Principles of practice-based learning. Working together to develop our future workforce. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
Work as an occupational therapist and help people develop, recover from physical impairments or maintain their daily living and working skills.Read more
- Council Member for England - Royal College of Occupational Therapists/ British Association of Occupational Therapists
- Chair of the England Board - Royal College of Occupational Therapists/ British Association of Occupational Therapists
- Chair - RCOT- BAMEOTUK Network collaboration steering group
- Editorial Advisory Board - McGraw-Hill/ Open University Press
- RCOT Equity, Diversity and Belonging reference group
- Health and Care Professions Council Equality Diversity and Inclusion Forum
- Advancing practice reference group
- International recruitment - occupational therapy reference group
- Ethics in public health group
- Health services research group
- Law and public health group
- Migrant and ethnic minority health group
- Public mental health group
- Public health epidemiology group
- Public health policy and politics group
- Steering group - research project 'No barriers to success'
- Occupational therapy: engagement and well-being
- Describing occupation - the assessment of occupational performance
- Occupational performance: engagement and well-being
- Describing occupation – facilitating occupational change
- Effective collaborative practice
- Practice in context one - occupational therapy practice placement 4
- Enterprise and innovation