Research Profile

Eithne Hunt

Biography

Dr. Eithne Hunt is a State registered occupational therapist who has clinical, research and teaching expertise in the area of adolescent health. Dr. Hunt has a first-class honours degree in Occupational Therapy and has 22 years' experience of working directly with young people in health and education sectors. She has worked with adolescents in in-patient acute psychiatric services as they learned to survive and thrive and reengage in the ordinary often taken for granted daily activities that give shape and meaning to our lives.

She is an award-winning university lecturer who has developed innovative curricula on everyday activities and health. Over the last 16 years in UCC, she has witnessed how Occupational Therapy students (adolescents in the majority) welcomed the opportunity to discover themselves as occupational beings and examine the personal blend of work, play, rest and sleep that fills their days, for good or ill. In 2007, she captured, for the first time in Ireland, daily life for over 700 school-going young people, recruited across 28 schools, inviting them to document how they spent their time and how that impacted on their wellbeing. Since completing her PhD (2014), she has expanded her repertoire of skills to better equip her to help young people. She is trained to deliver the Mindfuless in Schools Project (https://mindfulnessinschools.org/) interventions to children and teenagers; and has completed Relax Kids (https://www.relaxkids.com/) and SafeTALK (https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/nosp/training/safetalk.pdf/) training.

Dr. Hunt’s research is underpinned by population health, positive youth development, ecological and occupational perspectives of health; and developmental neuroscience. Her current teaching and research interests are in applying a public health model of occupational therapy in adolescent mental health, with particular interest in universal health promotion and prevention occupation-based lifestyle interventions. Currently, she is developing an evidence-based time use intervention that will support university students to create and enact everyday routines and habits that help them to be well and flourish. She designs and delivers 'Everyday Matters' sessions to secondary school students and UCC students and has presented locally and nationally on this work. Along with a neuroscience colleague, Dr. Hunt delivers training to parents on supporting children and young people’s healthy brains and daily habits as they grow. 

Dr. Hunt supervises undergraduate and postgraduate research on occupations, transitions, wellbeing and adolescence.

Research Interests

  • public health model of occupational therapy in child and adolescent mental health
  • occupational therapy in mental health
  • adolescence (10 - 24 years)
  • occupational science
  • brain and body health
  • developmental science
  • mindfuless
  • transitions
  • time use
  • curricular approaches to wellbeing in higher education





Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
MSCA Networking EventUCC Strategic Research Fund01-SEP-1401-SEP-15€3,000.00
Travel bursary to attend Count Me In! ConferenceOther: Not Listed19-MAY-1420-MAY-14
Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland Summer School Travel bursaryOther: Not Listed28-SEP-1130-SEP-11
Health Research Board Summer Student Scholarship: Daily Occupations, time use & subjective well-being of Irish school-going adolescentsHealth Research Board16-JUN-0825-JUL-08€2,000.00
Travel bursary to present at Researching Children's Worlds ConferenceHealth Research Board01-FEB-0829-FEB-08
International Association of Time Use Research Andrew Harvey ScholarshipOther: Not Listed01-JAN-0731-DEC-07
HRB SSS Daily Occupations, time use & sbjective well-being of Irish school-going adolescentsHealth Research Board16-JUN-0825-JUL-08€2,000.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2015)'Book review: Qualitative research methodologies for occupational science and therapy'
Hunt, E. (2015) 'Book review: Qualitative research methodologies for occupational science and therapy'. Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 43 :44-44 [Details]
(2015)'A person-centred analysis of the time-use, daily activities and health-related quality of life of Irish school-going late adolescents'
Hunt, E., McKay, E. A., Dahly, D.L., Fitzgerald, A. P., & Perry, I. J. (2015) 'A person-centred analysis of the time-use, daily activities and health-related quality of life of Irish school-going late adolescents'. Quality of Life Research, 24 :1303-1315 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'A scoping review of time use research in occupational therapy and occupational science'
Hunt, E., & McKay, E.A. (2015) 'A scoping review of time use research in occupational therapy and occupational science'. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 22 (1):1-12 [Details]
(2015)'What can be learned from adolescent time diary research'
Hunt, E., & McKay, E.A. (2015) 'What can be learned from adolescent time diary research'. Journal of Adolescent Health, [Details]
(2014)'What can be learned from adolescent time diary research'
Hunt, E., & McKay, E. A. (2014) 'What can be learned from adolescent time diary research'. Journal of Adolescent Health, [Details]
(2006)'Editorial: Learning about Occupation: An innovative educational method'
Ryan, S., & Hunt, E. (2006) 'Editorial: Learning about Occupation: An innovative educational method'. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 13 (9) [Details]
(2014)'A person-centred analysis of the time use, daily activities, and health-related quality of life of Irish school-going late adolescents'
Hunt, E., McKay, E. A., Dahly, D., Fitzgerald, A. P., & Perry, I. J. (2014) 'A person-centred analysis of the time use, daily activities, and health-related quality of life of Irish school-going late adolescents'. Quality of Life Research, [Details]
(2014)'A scoping review of time use research in occupational therapy and occupational science. [Epub ahead of print]'
Hunt, E., & McKay, E. A. (2014) 'A scoping review of time use research in occupational therapy and occupational science. [Epub ahead of print]'. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, [Details]
(2014)'Time use and daily activities of late adolescents in contemporary Ireland'
Hunt, E., McKay, E. A., Fitzgerald, A. P., & Perry, I. J. (2014) 'Time use and daily activities of late adolescents in contemporary Ireland'. Journal of Occupational Science, 21 (1):42-64 [Details]
(2012)'Using population level time use datasets to advance knowledge on human activity, participation and health'
Hunt, E., & McKay, E. A. (2012) 'Using population level time use datasets to advance knowledge on human activity, participation and health'. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75 (10):478-480 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Daily life in later life: exploring the time use of community dwelling Irish older adults'
King, A., & Hunt, E. (2010) 'Daily life in later life: exploring the time use of community dwelling Irish older adults'. Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 38 (1):21-29 [Details]
(2008)'Exploring creativity in Occupational Therapy from a personal and professional perspective'
Hunt, E., & Hyde, R. (2008) 'Exploring creativity in Occupational Therapy from a personal and professional perspective'. Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 36 (4):40-43 [Details]
(2007)'Report on 2nd International Occupational Science Think Tank. Catalina Island, California, USA'
Hunt, E. (2007) 'Report on 2nd International Occupational Science Think Tank. Catalina Island, California, USA'. Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 35 (2):59-59 [Details]
(2007)'Conference report: 19th Annual Occupational Science Symposium Health and Wellness: Interdisciplinary and global connections. University of Southern California, USA'
Hunt, E. (2007) 'Conference report: 19th Annual Occupational Science Symposium Health and Wellness: Interdisciplinary and global connections. University of Southern California, USA'. Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 35 (2):58-59 [Details]
(2005)'Conference report: 2004 CAOT conference Bridging Health and Occupation, Prince Edward Island, Canada'
Hunt, E. (2005) 'Conference report: 2004 CAOT conference Bridging Health and Occupation, Prince Edward Island, Canada'. Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 34 (1):31-33 [Details]
(2002)'Book review: Occupational Therapy in child and adolescent mental health'
Hunt, E. (2002) 'Book review: Occupational Therapy in child and adolescent mental health'. Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, [Details]
(1998)'Goal setting in action – the development and implementation of a methodology to facilitate person centred self-directed learning'
Hunt, E., & Nolan, C. (1998) 'Goal setting in action – the development and implementation of a methodology to facilitate person centred self-directed learning'. Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 28 (1):11-17 [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2007)'Doing, being and becoming'
Hunt, E. (2007) 'Doing, being and becoming' In: Visual practices across the university. Munich: Wilhelm Fink. [Details]
(2004)'Innovations in teaching, learning and assessment: task based learning in Occupational Therapy'
Ryan, S., Hunt, E., & Horgan, L. (2004) 'Innovations in teaching, learning and assessment: task based learning in Occupational Therapy' In: University College Cork as a Learning Organisation. Cork: UCC. [Details]

Artwork

 YearPublication
(2016)Ever becoming. First year [15/16] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC, 22 September – 27 October 2016.
Hunt, E. (2016) Ever becoming. First year [15/16] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC, 22 September – 27 October 2016. Artwork [Details]
(2015)Interest – infusing life with meaning. First year [14/15] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC, 17 September – 28 October 2015.
Hunt, E. (2015) Interest – infusing life with meaning. First year [14/15] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC, 17 September – 28 October 2015. Artwork [Details]
(2014)The art of making. First year [13/14] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC,13 May –10June 2014.
Hunt, E. (2014) The art of making. First year [13/14] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC,13 May –10June 2014. Artwork [Details]
(2013)Occupation: Awakening to the everyday. First year [12/13] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC Sept-Oct 2013.
Hunt, E. (2013) Occupation: Awakening to the everyday. First year [12/13] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC Sept-Oct 2013. Artwork [Details]
(2011)Ordinary Extraordinary. First year [10/11] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC March – May 2011.
Hunt, E. (2011) Ordinary Extraordinary. First year [10/11] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC March – May 2011. Artwork [Details]
(2009)MySpace – Space, Place and Evolving Identity. First year [08/09] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC April 2009.
Hunt, E. (2009) MySpace – Space, Place and Evolving Identity. First year [08/09] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC April 2009. Artwork [Details]
(2008)I do therefore I am. First year [07/08] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC April 2008.
Hunt, E. (2008) I do therefore I am. First year [07/08] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC April 2008. Artwork [Details]
(2007)Rhythm of life. First year [06/07] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC September – October 2007.
Hunt, E. (2007) Rhythm of life. First year [06/07] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC September – October 2007. Artwork [Details]
(2006)Head, heart and hands. First year [05/06] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC April 2006.
Hunt, E. (2006) Head, heart and hands. First year [05/06] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC April 2006. Artwork [Details]
(2005)Webs of Significance. First year [04/05] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC September 2005.
Hunt, E. (2005) Webs of Significance. First year [04/05] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC September 2005. Artwork [Details]
(2005)Doing, being and becoming. Entry in the UCC Visual Literacy Exhibition (accompanying the International Conference on Visual Literacy 14-15 April 2005) at the Glucksman Gallery April 2005.
Hunt, E., & O’Connell, C. (2005) Doing, being and becoming. Entry in the UCC Visual Literacy Exhibition (accompanying the International Conference on Visual Literacy 14-15 April 2005) at the Glucksman Gallery April 2005. Artwork [Details]
(2004)Doing, being and becoming….journeying towards becoming an Occupational Therapist. First year [03/04] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UCC 29th April-27th May 2004.
Hunt, E. (2004) Doing, being and becoming….journeying towards becoming an Occupational Therapist. First year [03/04] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of creative work. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UCC 29th April-27th May 2004. Artwork [Details]

Guest Lectures

 YearPublication
(2016)Adolescence. Lecture to first year Occupational Therapy students on the Masters in Occupational Therapy programme at University of Limerick.
Hunt, E. (2016) Adolescence. Lecture to first year Occupational Therapy students on the Masters in Occupational Therapy programme at University of Limerick. Guest Lectures [Details]
(2005)Guest Lecturer Art Therapy Programme, CIT/Crawford College of Art and Design 9th February 2005.
Hunt, E. (2005) Guest Lecturer Art Therapy Programme, CIT/Crawford College of Art and Design 9th February 2005. Guest Lectures [Details]
(2005)Leisure and adolescence. Lecture to first year Occupational Therapy students on the Masters in Occupational Therapy programme at University of Limerick. [2005-2007].
Hunt, E. (2005) Leisure and adolescence. Lecture to first year Occupational Therapy students on the Masters in Occupational Therapy programme at University of Limerick. [2005-2007]. Guest Lectures [Details]

Magazine article

 YearPublication
(2015)Research brief – adolescent time use and health-related quality of life.
Hunt, E. (2015) Research brief – adolescent time use and health-related quality of life. Magazine article [Details]

Other

 YearPublication
(2015)World Occupational Therapy Day 2015 ‘OT over Tea’ charity tea morning and #OTandMe social media event.
Hunt, E. (2015) World Occupational Therapy Day 2015 ‘OT over Tea’ charity tea morning and #OTandMe social media event. Other [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2009UCC President's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2008/2009 University College Cork
2015Emerging Scholar European Association for Research on Adolescence (Student and Early Career Network)

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Society for Occupational Science Member/
Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Member/
Count Me In! Member/
ENGAGE Interdisciplinary Research Network on Mental Health Member/
Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland Member/
European Association for Research on Adolescence Member/
Occupational Science Europe Member/
Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century Member/
International Association for Time Use Research Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2017)AOTA 2017,
Hunt, E. (2017) Session Title: Time-Use, Daily Activities, and Health-Related Quality of Life of Irish Youth. [Oral Presentation], AOTA 2017, Philadelphia, PA , 30-MAR-17 - 30-MAR-17. [Details]
(2016)Occupational Therapy in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advisory regional group meeting,
Hunt, E. (2016) Time use, daily activities and health-related quality of life of late adolescents in Cork city and county: a cross-sectional study. [Oral Presentation], Occupational Therapy in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advisory regional group meeting, Cork, Ireland , 25-JAN-16 - 25-JAN-16. [Details]
(2016)COTEC - ENOTHE Congress,
Hunt, E., McKay, E. A., Dahly, D., Fitzgerald, A. P., & Perry, I. J. (2016) A person-centred analysis of the time-use, daily activities and health-related quality of life of Irish school-going late adolescents. [Oral Presentation], COTEC - ENOTHE Congress, Galway, Ireland , 15-JUN-16 - 19-JUN-16. [Details]
(2016)Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advisory Group study day,
Coakley, E., Cremins, A., & Hunt, E. (2016) Exploring Irish occupational therapists' perspectives of their role within CAMHS. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advisory Group study day, Dublin, Ireland , 13-MAY-16 - 13-MAY-16. [Details]
(2015)Time Use in Britain,
Hunt, E. (2015) A person-centred analysis of the time use of Irish adolescents. Invited presentation. [Oral Presentation], Time Use in Britain, University of Oxford/Centre for Time Use Research, Oxford, UK . [Details]
(2015)UCC School of Clinical Therapies Research Seminar,
Hunt, E. (2015) Time use, daily activities and health-related quality of life of late adolescents in Cork city and county: a cross-sectional study. [Oral Presentation], UCC School of Clinical Therapies Research Seminar, Cork, Ireland , 21-APR-15 - 21-APR-15. [Details]
(2015)Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advisory Group study day,
Hunt, E. (2015) Time use, daily activities and health-related quality of life of late adolescents in Cork city and county: a cross-sectional study. [Oral Presentation], Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advisory Group study day, Dublin, Ireland , 16-APR-15 - 16-APR-15. [Details]
(2014)Count Me In! Children and Youth Occupations Conference. May 2014,
Hunt, E., McKay, E. A., Fitzgerald, A. P., & Perry, I. J. (2014) Counting time: participation in daily activities and health-related quality of life of late adolescents in contemporary Ireland. Paper Presentation. [Oral Presentation], Count Me In! Children and Youth Occupations Conference. May 2014, London, UK . [Details]
(2007)International Association of Time Use Researchers XXV1111 Conference,
Hunt, E., Ryan, S., & Perry, I. (2007) Time Use, Participation In Daily Occupations And Well-Being Of Adolescents In Contemporary Ireland. [Oral Presentation], International Association of Time Use Researchers XXV1111 Conference, Washington, DC . [Details]
(2004)The Annual Conference Access all Ages of the Association of Occupational Therapists Ireland,
Ryan, S., & Hunt, E. (2004) Accessing knowledge from life experience in the School Leaver Population: Task-Based Learning. [Oral Presentation], The Annual Conference Access all Ages of the Association of Occupational Therapists Ireland, Galway, Ireland . [Details]
(2014)Department of Epidemiology, UCC. March, 2014,
Hunt, E., McKay, E. A., Fitzgerald, A. P., & Perry, I. J. (2014) Participation in daily activities and health-related quality of life of late adolescents in contemporary Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of Epidemiology, UCC. March, 2014, Cork, Ireland . [Details]
(2013)UCC/Occupational Science Europe Conference Occupation: Awakening to the Everyday,
Hunt, E., McKay, E. A., Fitzgerald, A. P., & Perry, I. J. (2013) Time use and daily activities of late adolescents in contemporary Ireland. [Oral Presentation], UCC/Occupational Science Europe Conference Occupation: Awakening to the Everyday, Cork, Ireland , 05-SEP-13 - 07-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)UCC/Occupational Science Europe Conference, Occupation: Awakening to the Everyday,
Hennigan, C., Hunt, E., & Jackson, J. (2013) Exploring the occupational lives of older persons recovering from depression through an examination of time use. [Oral Presentation], UCC/Occupational Science Europe Conference, Occupation: Awakening to the Everyday, Cork, Ireland , 05-SEP-13 - 07-SEP-13. [Details]
(2012)36th College of Occupational Therapists annual conference,
Hunt, E., & McKay, E. A. (2012) Time use research in occupational science and occupational therapy: challenges and opportunities. [Oral Presentation], 36th College of Occupational Therapists annual conference, Glasgow, Scotland , 12-JUN-12 - 14-JUN-12. [Details]
(2012)36th College of Occupational Therapists annual conference,
Hunt, E., McKay, E. A., & Perry, I. (2012) Perspectives on adolescent time use and wellbeing. [Oral Presentation], 36th College of Occupational Therapists annual conference, Glasgow, Scotland , 12-JUN-12 - 14-JUN-12. [Details]
(2011)33rd International Association of Time Use Research conference,
Hunt, E., McKay, E. A., & Perry, I. (2011) Measuring and mapping adolescent time use & well-being – an occupational perspective. [Oral Presentation], 33rd International Association of Time Use Research conference, Oxford, UK , 01-AUG-11 - 03-AUG-11. [Details]
(2009)College of Occupational Therapists Conference,
King, A., & Hunt, E. (2009) Daily life in later life: exploring the time-use of older adults. [Oral Presentation], College of Occupational Therapists Conference, Bristol, UK . [Details]
(2009)Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference,
King, A., & Hunt, E. (2009) Daily life in later life: exploring the time-use of older adults in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference, Kilkenny, Ireland . [Details]
(2008)Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Conference,
Hunt, E. (2008) Time for life - time use, participation in daily occupation and wellbeing of adolescents in contemporary Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Conference, Kilkenny, Ireland , 17-APR-08 - 17-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)Researching Children's Worlds Conference,
Hunt, E., Ryan, S., & Perry, I. (2008) Health related quality of life and participation in daily activities among Irish young people - a pilot study. [Oral Presentation], Researching Children's Worlds Conference, Galway, Ireland , 26-FEB-08 - 27-FEB-08. [Details]
(2007)International Association of Time Use Research Conference,
Hunt, E., Ryan, S., & Perry, I. (2007) Time use, participation in daily occupations and well-being of adolescents in contemporary Ireland - a pilot study. [Oral Presentation], International Association of Time Use Research Conference, Washington D.C., U.S.A , 17-OCT-07 - 19-OCT-07. [Details]
(2006)UCC College of Medicine and Health 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference,
Hunt, E., Ryan, S., & Perry, I. (2006) Participation in daily occupations and well-being of Irish adolescents. [Poster Presentation], UCC College of Medicine and Health 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Cork, Ireland , 17-NOV-06 - 17-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006)5th Occupation UK & Ireland Occupational Science Symposium,,
Hunt, E., & Gowran, R. (2006) Weaving creativity into the curricula of two university programmes in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 5th Occupation UK & Ireland Occupational Science Symposium,, Northampton, UK , 11-SEP-06 - 12-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)UCC Visual Literacy,
Hunt, E. (2006) Doing, being and becoming. [Invited Oral Presentation], UCC Visual Literacy, University College Cork , 13-MAR-06 - 13-MAR-06. [Details]
(2005)Society for the Study of Occupation: USA symposium,
Hunt, E. (2005) Developing knowledge on adolescent participation in occupation in contemporary Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Society for the Study of Occupation: USA symposium, Washington DC, USA , 27-OCT-05 - 30-OCT-05. [Details]
(2005)4th Occupation UK & Ireland Occupational Science Symposium,
Hunt, E. (2005) A life of leisure? Leisure in the lives of Irish adolescents at the start of the new millennium. [Oral Presentation], 4th Occupation UK & Ireland Occupational Science Symposium, Cork, Ireland , 08-SEP-05 - 09-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)College of Occupational Therapists 29th Annual Conference,
Hunt, E. (2005) Undergraduate occupational therapy student's introduction to activity, participation and occupation: innovative approaches. [Oral Presentation], College of Occupational Therapists 29th Annual Conference, Eastbourne, UK , 20-JUN-05 - 24-JUN-05. [Details]
(2005)Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference,
Hunt, E. (2005) Doing, being and becoming - Creativity and Occupational Therapy 100 years on. [Oral Presentation], Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal , 02-MAR-05 - 04-MAR-05. [Details]
(2004)Environmental Research Institute Conference, University College Cork,
Hunt, E., & Horgan, L. (2004) The role of the environment in Occupational Therapy. [Poster Presentation], Environmental Research Institute Conference, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland , 02-DEC-04 - 02-DEC-04. [Details]
(2004)UCC Bridging the Gap Project,
Hunt, E., & Ryan, S. (2004) Occupational Therapy and Bridging the Gap. [Invited Oral Presentation], UCC Bridging the Gap Project, University College Cork , 30-NOV-04 - 30-NOV-04. [Details]
(2004)UCC Health Services Research Group,
Hunt, E. (2004) Occupational Therapy and Obesity. [Invited Oral Presentation], UCC Health Services Research Group, University College Cork , 29-NOV-04 - 29-NOV-04. [Details]
(2004)College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference,
Hunt, E. (2004) Leisure matters most - leisure lifestyles of Irish young people. [Oral Presentation], College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference, Harrogate, UK , 08-JUN-04 - 11-JUN-04. [Details]
(2004)Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference,
Ryan, S., & Hunt, E. (2004) Accessing Knowledge for Life Experiences in the School Leaver Population - Task Based Learning. [Oral Presentation], Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference, Galway, Ireland , 24-MAR-04 - 26-MAR-04. [Details]
(2004)Occupation UK Creativity for Health symposium,
Hunt, E. (2004) Closing Session, Advance notice of 2005 Symposium. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Occupation UK Creativity for Health symposium, Brighton, UK , 01-APR-04 - 02-APR-04. [Details]
(2004)Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference,
Hunt, E., & Hoare, C. (2004) Educating Occupational Therapy Students for Practice in the Age of Technology. [Poster Presentation], Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference, Galway, Ireland , 24-MAR-04 - 26-MAR-04. [Details]
(2004)Department of Education, University College Cork,
Hunt, E., & Ryan, S. (2004) Task Based Learning. [Invited Oral Presentation], Department of Education, University College Cork, University College Cork , 19-FEB-04 - 19-FEB-04. [Details]
(2003)Institute of Guidance Counsellors of Ireland Annual Conference,
Hunt, E., & Delaney, M. (2003) Depression in adolescence. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Institute of Guidance Counsellors of Ireland Annual Conference, Cork, Ireland , 31-MAR-03 - 31-MAR-03. [Details]
(2003)Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference,
Hunt, E. (2003) Anxiety management with children and adolescents. [Oral Presentation], Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference, Killarney, Ireland , 01-MAR-03 - 01-MAR-03. [Details]
(2002)Southern Regional Group of Occupational Therapists,
Hunt, E. (2002) An introduction to Occupational Science. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Southern Regional Group of Occupational Therapists, University College Cork . [Details]
(2002)Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference,
Hunt, E. (2002) Leisure lifestyles of Irish adolescents. [Oral Presentation], Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference, Monaghan, Ireland , 01-MAR-02 - 01-MAR-02. [Details]
(1998)World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress,
Hunt, E. (1998) The education of Irish occupational therapists with regard to the therapeutic relationship. [Oral Presentation], World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress, Montreal, Canada , 01-JUN-98 - 01-JUN-98. [Details]
(1998)Model of Human Occupation - Moving Theory into Practice Conference, Trinity College Dublin,
Hunt, E. (1998) Application of the Model of Human Occupation with adults with learning difficulties. [Oral Presentation], Model of Human Occupation - Moving Theory into Practice Conference, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland , 02-MAR-98 - 02-MAR-98. [Details]
(1997)Assessment Issues in Clinical Education, Trinity College Dublin,
Hunt, E. (1997) Experiential learning - what is it and do we provide for it?. [Oral Presentation], Assessment Issues in Clinical Education, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland , 01-SEP-97 - 01-SEP-97. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
School of Clinical Therapies Student Teaching and Curriculum Chairperson2016 /
Conference Committee, Occupation: Awakening to the Everyday Conference Committee Member2013 / 2013
UCC Academic Staff Development and Enhancement Sub-Committee College of Medicine and Health Representative2011 / 2014
UCC First Year Experience Working Group College of Medicine and Health Representative2009 / 2010
College of Medicine and Health Council Member2008 /
UCC Jennings Gallery Committee Committee Member2008 / 2013
UCC Adult Continuing Education Committee College of Medicine and Health representative2008 / 2010
2nd International Occupational Science Think Tank, California, USA Invited Member [representing Ireland]2007 / 2007
Irish representative on the Steering group for Occupation UK & Ireland Representing Ireland2007 /
UCC Visual Arts Committee Committee Member2005 / 2007
Organising Committee of the 4th Occupation UK & Ireland Occupational Science Symposium Convenor/Chairperson2005 / 2005
School of Clinical Therapies Student Affairs Committee Chairperson2004 / 2006
Medicine and Health College Board Board Member2003 / 2006

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Dept. Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University College Cork Lecturer (2003 to Present)01-MAY-03 /
Southern Health Board Senior Occupational Therapist02-JAN-01 / 30-APR-03
St. John of God Hospital Senior Occupational Therapist01-JAN-97 / 01-JAN-01

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2014University College Cork PHDOccupational Therapy (Time use, daily activities and health-related quality of life of School-going late adolescents in Cork city and county – a cross-sectional study)
2001Trinity College Dublin MScOccupational Therapy (An exploratory, descriptive study of the occupation of leisure in a sample of Irish school-going adolescents)
2000Trinity College Dublin Postgraduate Diploma in StatisticsStatistics
1997Trinity College Dublin BSc HonsOccupational Therapy

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of Occupational Science Referee01-JAN-11 -
Journal Of Pediatrics Referee-
Australian Occupational Therapy Journal Referee-
Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-16 -
Disability And Rehabilitation Referee-
Acta Paediatrica Referee-
Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy Referee-
Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy Referee01-JAN-05 -

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
UK Millennium Cohort Study
Asked to contribute to the consultation on the diary design for the age 14 cohort
OTCAMH Special Interest Group
Hunt, E. (2007). Position Document - Occupational Therapy in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (OTCAMH) – Third Edition. Principal author.
National Youth Council of Ireland
Hunt, E. (2004). Good habits of mind. Review of National Youth Council of Ireland document August 2004
ESRI Growing Up in Ireland
Consulted by the ESRI on the design of Growing Up in Ireland diary for 13 year old cohort

Other Activities

 Description

Training • Mindfulness in School .b Training & Certification, Dublin, April 2016 • Visual Thinking Skills Level One Training, UCC, 16-17 November 2015 • Cochrane Ireland 2-day systematic review training, 29-30 June 2015 • Identifying & Responding to Distressed and At Risk Students, UCC, Cork, January 2015

PhD related conferences attended: 1. International Association of Time Use Research conference, Washington D.C., U.S.A. 17th – 19th October 2007 2. International Association of Time Use Research conference, Copenhagen, Denmark 16th – 18th August 2006

PhD Related Courses Taken: 1. Children’s Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland Summer School- Quantitative methodologies in Policy and Practice for Child Health and Well-being Dublin, 28-30 September 2011 2. PG6001 STEPS writing and communication workshop, 15-17 December 2010 3. Turbocharge your Writing Workshop, 14 December 2010 4. University of Essex Summer School: Time Use Data Collection and Analysis, 31 July – 4 August 2006

Coordinator and Lead Lecturer for Year One Undergraduate programme

Curriculum Development / Teaching and Learning • UCC Ionad BairreTeaching and learning with Technology Course 2010 / 2011 • Instrumental in the development of the curriculum for the 4-year undergraduate Occupational Therapy curriculum, with Professor Susan Ryan Spring/Summer 2003. • Responsible for the design, delivery and examination of undergraduate Occupational Therapy modules OT1004, OT1005 and OT2004. • Jointly responsible for the design, delivery and examination of undergraduate Occupational Therapy module OT1002 with Linda Horgan. • Module leader for CT2001 [2014-2015] • Responsible for the original design, delivery and examination of postgraduate module OT5010 Occupational Science, the first such module to be delivered in Ireland (2007) • Coordinator of Year One Occupational Therapy programme • Research supervisor for final year undergraduate Occupational Therapy students • Research supervisor for CT6004 Independent Study and CT6016 Research modules • Workshop on philosophy of practice to UCC 4th year Occupational Therapy students. March 2007 and March 2008 • Lecture on Leisure and adolescence to UCC 2nd year Occupational Therapy students. February 2007 and February 2008. • Workshop on lifestyle redesign to UCC 3rd year Occupational Therapy students. March 2006 and March 2007

Abstract reviewer for Occupational Science Europe conference, Bournemouth, UK, 2015

Invited reviewer for special edition of Journal of Occupational Science 2011

Member of the Steering group for Occupational Science Europe

Conference Committee Member Occupation: Awakening to the Everyday, 5-7 September 2013, UCC.

Director of Undergraduate Education

Abstract Reviewer, Scientific Programme, World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress, 2006 and 2010

Past Co-editor of Student Column of the Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy

Convenor of a one day seminar on Lifestyle Redesign with distinguished international speakers, 22nd October 2007

Convenor/Chairperson of organising committee of 4th Occupation UK & Ireland Occupational Science Symposium ‘Culture and Health – An Occupational Perspective’ 8 & 9 September 2005

Lifestyle Redesign Seminar.
Hunt, E (2007) Convenor of one day seminar on Lifestyle Redesign - Chairperson of Organising Committee
Cork, Ireland , 22-OCT-07 - 22-OCT-07.

Peer Esteem Invited Member [representing Ireland] of the 2nd International Occupational Science Think Tank, California, March – April 2007 Invited Guest Editor, Special Issue of Occupational Therapy International on Child and Adolescent Mental Health [2016-2017]

Culture and Health - An Occupational Perspective, 4th Occupational Science Symposium.
Hunt, E (2005) Convenor/Chairperson of Organising Committee.
University College Cork, Ireland , 08-SEP-05 - 09-SEP-05.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Person Environment Occupation II OT1002Person Environment Occupation II
2020Person Environment Occupation I OT1001Person Environment Occupation I
2020Becoming a Healthcare Professional OT1004Becoming a Healthcare Professional
2020Occupational Science OT6011Occupational Science
2020Creative Occupations and Health OT1005Creative Occupations and Health

Contact details

  • Eithne Hunt
    Lecturer
  • e.hunt@ucc.ie
  • Dept. of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
    Ground Floor
    Brookfield Health Science Complex
    College Road, Cork.
  • +353-21-490-1531

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