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Mr Darren Awang


hsx224@coventry.ac.uk

Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
Course Director MSc in Assistive Technology

Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies
FACULTY OF HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB
Building: Charles Ward Building
Room: CWG17
Biography:

Darren Awang is Course Director for the MSc in Assistive Technology within the Department of Social Therapeutic and Community Studies at Coventry University. He has a wide range of research interests that includes occupational therapy, assistive technology and accessible housing. He is a co-lead of a new Social Therapeutic and Community Care Applied Research Group

Darren’s most recent work has been in setting up a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Orbit Care and Repair. This two year project will review and generate evidence to design an intervention toolkit and associated training programme for support workers and practitioners who work with people that compulsively hoard. For more details please visit the Hoarding Intervention Training Programme. You may also wish to visit the Guardian webpage article on hoarding for more information on hoarding


Qualifications

  • M.A., Housing Studies
  • Pg.Cert., Learning and Teaching
  • Diploma, College of Occupational Therapists
  • Foundation Certificate, Art and Design

Professional Licences and Certifications

  • 2011-present, Occupational Therapist, Health and Care Professions Council
  • Research Interests

    • Assistive Technology
    • Disability Issues
    • Home Accessibility
    • Research Studies
    • User Involvement
    • Applied Research

    Selected Outputs

    • Heywood, F., and Awang, D. (2012) 'Developing a housing adaptation genome project'. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 74 (4), 200-203
    • Awang, D., and Ward, G. (2011) 'The role of Assistive Technology in Long Term Care'. In The Textbook of Long Term Conditions. Ed. by Randall, S., and Ford, H. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
    • Campion, C., Awang, D., and Ward, G. (2010) 'Broadening the vision: the education and training needs of occupational therapists working with people with sight loss'. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 73 (9), 413-421
    • Epstein, L., Ward, G., Awang, D., and Ali, I. (2009) 'Developing knowledge together: Involving people with disabilities in education using webcams'. Journal of Assistive Technologies
    • Ward, G., and Awang, D. (2009) Improving outcomes for people with sight loss: identifying the Continuing Professional Development needs of Occupational Therapists. Thomas Pocklington Trust
    • Awang, D., and Archer, K. (2008) 'An evaluation of an integrated occupational therapy student conference'. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 71 (9), 303-397
    • Awang, D., and Taylor, M.C. (2005) 'Professional practice placements and disabled students: how prepared are you?'. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 12 (11), 478
    • Awang, D. (2004) Building in Evidence: reviewing housing and occupational therapy. London: London: College of Occupational Therapists
    • Awang, D. (2002) 'Social Services OTs, Housing and Environmental Health Officers, Lend me your evidence'. Occupational Therapy News
    • Awang, D. (2002) 'Housing Reports Wanted'. Therapy Weekly. Dates: Sept 26
    • Awang, D. (2002) 'OTs well placed to help on adaptations'. Therapy Weekly 25 Jul 2002
    • Awang, D. (2002) 'Older people and participation within disabled facilities grant processes'. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 65, 261-268
    • Awang, D. (2001) 'DFG Pitfalls'. Therapy Weekly 24 May 2001

    Selected Funding

    • Exploring the therapeutic potential of the Nintendo Wii, HDTI
    • CPD needs for OTs regarding sight loss education, Thomas Pocklington Trust
    • Exploring the educational experiences of disabled students, Coventry University Small Educational Research Grant
    • 2013, Development of an online Assistive Technology tool, Coventry University
    • 2012-2013, iFOCUS WarmNeighbourhoods; AroundMe pilot service development, DALLAS/TSB funded project in conjunction with HDTI
    • 2012, Internet of things: Telecare and Lifestyle Convergence Feasibility Study funded project, TSB

    Selected Professional Activities

    • 2012: Lead and Chair of College of Occupational Therapists genHOME project
    • 2011-present: External examiner and CPD link tutor for a portfolio of accredited programmes delivered by the Thomas Pocklington Trust and Thrive
    • 2011-present: Co-Opted Steering Group Lead for the genHOME project (housing outcomes, information management and evidence) as part of a collaborative project between the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section- Housing and UK OT Research Foundation

    Other Responsibilities

    • 2009: Leader of Living and Working with Disability ARG

    Mr Darren Awang

    Senior Lecturer in Occupational TherapyCourse Director MSc in Assistive Technology
    Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies
    FACULTY OF HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES
    Coventry University
    Priory Street
    Coventry
    CV1 5FB
    Building: Charles Ward Building
    Room: CWG17
    Biography:

    Darren Awang is Course Director for the MSc in Assistive Technology within the Department of Social Therapeutic and Community Studies at Coventry University. He has a wide range of research interests that includes occupational therapy, assistive technology and accessible housing. He is a co-lead of a new Social Therapeutic and Community Care Applied Research Group

    Darren’s most recent work has been in setting up a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Orbit Care and Repair. This two year project will review and generate evidence to design an intervention toolkit and associated training programme for support workers and practitioners who work with people that compulsively hoard. For more details please visit the Hoarding Intervention Training Programme. You may also wish to visit the Guardian webpage article on hoarding for more information on hoarding


    Qualifications

    • M.A., Housing Studies
    • Pg.Cert., Learning and Teaching
    • Diploma, College of Occupational Therapists
    • Foundation Certificate, Art and Design

    Professional Licences and Certifications

  • 2011-present, Occupational Therapist, Health and Care Professions Council
  • Research Interests

    • Assistive Technology
    • Disability Issues
    • Home Accessibility
    • Research Studies
    • User Involvement
    • Applied Research

    Selected Outputs

    • Heywood, F., and Awang, D. (2012) 'Developing a housing adaptation genome project'. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 74 (4), 200-203
    • Awang, D., and Ward, G. (2011) 'The role of Assistive Technology in Long Term Care'. In The Textbook of Long Term Conditions. Ed. by Randall, S., and Ford, H. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
    • Campion, C., Awang, D., and Ward, G. (2010) 'Broadening the vision: the education and training needs of occupational therapists working with people with sight loss'. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 73 (9), 413-421
    • Epstein, L., Ward, G., Awang, D., and Ali, I. (2009) 'Developing knowledge together: Involving people with disabilities in education using webcams'. Journal of Assistive Technologies
    • Ward, G., and Awang, D. (2009) Improving outcomes for people with sight loss: identifying the Continuing Professional Development needs of Occupational Therapists. Thomas Pocklington Trust
    • Awang, D., and Archer, K. (2008) 'An evaluation of an integrated occupational therapy student conference'. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 71 (9), 303-397
    • Awang, D., and Taylor, M.C. (2005) 'Professional practice placements and disabled students: how prepared are you?'. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 12 (11), 478
    • Awang, D. (2004) Building in Evidence: reviewing housing and occupational therapy. London: London: College of Occupational Therapists
    • Awang, D. (2002) 'Social Services OTs, Housing and Environmental Health Officers, Lend me your evidence'. Occupational Therapy News
    • Awang, D. (2002) 'Housing Reports Wanted'. Therapy Weekly. Dates: Sept 26
    • Awang, D. (2002) 'OTs well placed to help on adaptations'. Therapy Weekly 25 Jul 2002
    • Awang, D. (2002) 'Older people and participation within disabled facilities grant processes'. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 65, 261-268
    • Awang, D. (2001) 'DFG Pitfalls'. Therapy Weekly 24 May 2001

    Selected Funding

    • Exploring the therapeutic potential of the Nintendo Wii, HDTI
    • CPD needs for OTs regarding sight loss education, Thomas Pocklington Trust
    • Exploring the educational experiences of disabled students, Coventry University Small Educational Research Grant
    • 2013, Development of an online Assistive Technology tool, Coventry University
    • 2012-2013, iFOCUS WarmNeighbourhoods; AroundMe pilot service development, DALLAS/TSB funded project in conjunction with HDTI
    • 2012, Internet of things: Telecare and Lifestyle Convergence Feasibility Study funded project, TSB

    Selected Professional Activities

    • 2012: Lead and Chair of College of Occupational Therapists genHOME project
    • 2011-present: External examiner and CPD link tutor for a portfolio of accredited programmes delivered by the Thomas Pocklington Trust and Thrive
    • 2011-present: Co-Opted Steering Group Lead for the genHOME project (housing outcomes, information management and evidence) as part of a collaborative project between the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section- Housing and UK OT Research Foundation

    Other Responsibilities

    • 2009: Leader of Living and Working with Disability ARG