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Daniel’s new journal in Hand Therapy has been published

20th November 2023

Daniel Harte

Daniel Harte is a Principal Occupational Therapist working in hand therapy, based in Craigavon Area Hospital, with over 20 years experience in acute physical medicine. Daniel is an Accredited Hand Therapist and he was first awarded this title at the Royal College of Surgeons in 2013. In 2008 he completed a Masters in Clinical Research at Ulster University.  He finds that the combination of his research training and his motivation to actively learn in his clinical area has helped him enormously in producing clinically relevant research output.

Daniel has published in peer-reviewed journals and he has presented his work at numerous conferences. He has published in the Journal of Hand TherapyHandJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, BJOT and Hand Therapy along with a public science article for RTé Brainstorm. He has also worked on behalf of the Trust in a consultancy role to help a start-up robotics company develop their healthcare product and he has collaborated with industry to develop sports apparel. Daniel has collaborated with a wide variety of co-authors including designers, economists, occupational therapists, surgeons, physiotherapists and even a magician!

He also contributes to the direction of his clinical specialism by peer reviewing for the journal Hand Therapy of which he also on the Editorial Board. He is the Publications Officer for the International Federation Societies of Hand Therapists leading on producing their newsletter REACH and the hand therapy contribution for ezine, the quarterly newsletter for the International Federation Societies for Surgery of the Hand.

Daniel intends to use his research towards a PhD by Published Works at Ulster University. He has recently published a new article in Hand Therapy on an innovative device (GoWatch) for measuring joint range of movement of which he developed the concept. The publication is called ‘Validity, reliability and responsiveness of a goniometer watch to measure pure forearm rotation’.

This paper is now available online – Click here to read.