Andrew Graham

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Academic Biography

Andy completed his BSc in Sports Science and Psychology at Liverpool University and qualified as an Occupational therapist (OT) at Northumbria University through the pre-registration MSc course. Andy worked as a rotational OT for South Tees NHS Foundation Trust and then specialised in vascular and amputee rehabilitation, which led to completing a PhD at Teesside University investigating sensory discrimination training for the self-management of phantom limb pain. 

Andy has maintained his clinical experience through private practice as a specialist OT in amputee rehabilitation and pain management working with clients who have medico-legal claims.  

Andy's primary research area is persistent pain and pain management, particularly phantom limb pain. He also has an active research interest in amputee rehabilitation and extended reality (XR) rehabilitation systems, especially virtual reality. 

Academic Responsibilities

Current modules:

  • Major Project for Health Professional (MSc, Level 7 - module leader)
  • Preparing to Collaborate in Physiotherapy Research (Apprentice, Level 5/6 - module leader)
  • Critical Enquiry for Occupational Therapy Practice (Level 5 - module delivery)

Lectures/seminars across BSc, MSc, and apprenticeship Occupational therapy modules.

External Roles and Professional Activities

Co-lead for Council Allied Health Professionals Research (CAHPR): North East hub

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Engagement with - SensTrain medical device.

VR4Rehab project - virtual reality software: pacing for long-covid fatigue and chronic pain, in collaboration with academics at University College Cork.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Sensory discrimination training for phantom limb pain (PLP): The development of a randomised controlled trial protocol to investigate an automated device for the self-management of PLP, Teesside University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2022

Master, Occupational Therapy (pre-registration), Northumbria University

Award Date: 9 Aug 2013

Bachelor, Sports Science and Psychology , University of Liverpool

Award Date: 10 Nov 2004

External positions

Co-lead, North-East hub , Council for Allied Health Professions Research

Aug 2023 → …

Specialist Occupational Therapist (amputee Rehabilitation & pain management) , Elite Occupational Therapy Services Limited

Aug 2021 → …

Occupational Therapist, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sept 2013Nov 2017


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