Kennedy, Fiona

Dr Fiona Kennedy

Senior Lecturer and Subject Lead in Occupational Therapy
Dr Fiona Kennedy is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, and Assistant Head of the Department of Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Sciences (Head of Occupational Therapy and Social Work). Prior to working in Glasgow Caledonian University, Fiona’s clinical background was working with older adults within a variety of settings including accident and emergency, acute medical admissions and community based interventions to prevent admission and support hospital discharge. As part of her clinical practice, Fiona was a keen practice educator and in April 2004 she took her passion for teaching further and took up a post with Glasgow Caledonian University. Since then, Fiona has developed a specific interest in the first year experience, acting as first year coordinator and admissions tutor, and being heavily involved in the teaching of the first year curriculum. Fiona teaches across both the undergraduate and pre-registration Occupational Therapy programmes and has involvement with interprofessional modules within the School of Health and Life Sciences.

In 2010, Fiona was nominated and shortlisted for two student led teaching awards; ‘Effective Teaching that Motivates and Inspires Teaching’ and ‘Effective Teaching that Offers Timely and Constructive Feedback ’. She went on to win the category ‘Effective Teaching that Inspires and Motivates Learning’. In 2011, Fiona was again nominated and shortlisted for a student led teaching award, this time in the category ‘Effective Teaching that Helps Make Sense of the Subject’, and in 2014, Fiona was nominated and shortlisted for the award of ‘Tremendous Technology’.