Lecturer, Art Therapy


Division: Occupational Therapy & Arts Therapies

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Adrienne McDermid-Thomas (MA, PGDip) is a Lecturer in the Occupational Therapy & Arts Therapies Division.

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Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • Member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
  • Health Professions Council ( HPC) registered practitioner

2006-present MSC in Art Therapy, QMU

Provision of lectures relating to practice experience:

  • Art Therapy in an adult mental health community setting (voluntary sector).
  • Art Therapy in a forensic mental health inpatient setting (NHS) .
  • The Recovery approach and its implications for clinical practice.

Also acted as Placement Supervisor

2008 – present

Introduction to Arts Therapies Certificate Course

Course coordination and occasional teaching input.

2011 - PhD in Occupational Therapy, Occupational therapists’ perceptions of preterm children’s academic difficulties in the early years of mainstream schooling, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

2015 - Edinburgh Napier Mentoring and Coaching Award, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh