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Dr. Judith Pettigrew

Biography

I joined the University of Limerick in 2009. Prior to my appointment I was a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire (1998-2007) where I taught medical anthropology to health studies students and subsequently a principal researcher at the University of Leipzig based at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal (2007-2008).

With academic backgrounds in social anthropology, occupational therapy and history my current research explores the meaning of occupation/work in mid-20th Century Irish mental health institutions from the perspectives of patients, staff and the public thereby drawing attention to the complex social, historical, political and healthcare contexts which have shaped (and continue to shape) Irish mental health services and the profession of occupational therapy.

Drawing on a long history of collaborative multidisciplinary research - including the involvement of research end users – I lead a research project on the Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) established at UL as a field hospital during COVID's initial phase. The project draws on a range of qualitative and ethnographic approaches to explore the experiences of stakeholders involved in the ICF from those who conceived it through to those who physically set it up to those who operated it or received care it in. A collaboration between academics from UL's School of Allied Health and Department of Nursing and Midwifery, the Health Sciences Academy and UL Hospitals Group staff the project also aims to builds clinicians' research capacity and practitioners are involved in every stage of the research.


A final research strand focuses on service users' experiences of forensic mental health settings and explores how people experience everyday life, create meaning and manage their daily activities and social relationships in circumstances marked by uncertainty and confinement.

Previous anthropological research undertaken in Nepal focused on everyday life practices, oral healing traditions and mental health and resulted in key publications including a 2013 monograph on the impact of Nepal's civil war (1996-2006) on social life, cultural practices and wellbeing titled Maoists at the Hearth: Everyday Life in Nepal's Civil War.

Research Interests

Social History of Occupational Therapy (World War 1; mid-20th century Ireland), History of Psychiatry, Forensic Mental Health, Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of South Asia, Anthropology of Everyday Life, Trauma, Culture and Political Violence

Publications

Books

2017

A Place in the Country: Three Counties Asylum 1860-1999
Pettigrew, J; Reynolds, R.W; Rouse, S.
(2017) A Place in the Country: Three Counties Asylum 1860-1999
Hatfield : University of Hertfordshire Press

2013

Maoists at the Hearth: Everyday Life in Nepal's Civil War
Pettigrew, Judith
(2013) Maoists at the Hearth: Everyday Life in Nepal's Civil War
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press

2009

Grounding Knowledge/Walking Land: Archaeological Research and Ethno-historical Identity in Central Nepal.
Evans, C; Pettigrew, J; Tamu, YK;Turin, M
(2009) Grounding Knowledge/Walking Land: Archaeological Research and Ethno-historical Identity in Central Nepal.
(Ed.) Cambridge : McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Cambridge

1998

A Place in the Country: Three Counties Asylum (1860 - 1998).
Pettigrew, J; Reynolds, R; Rouse, S
(1998) A Place in the Country: Three Counties Asylum (1860 - 1998).
(Ed.) Luton : South Bedfordshire Community Health Care Trust Luton

Book Chapters

2017

The social fabric of the jelbang killings
Thapa D.;Ogura K.;Pettigrew J.
(2017) The social fabric of the jelbang killings
In Windows into a Revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal; pp. 309-333
DOI: 10.4324/9781315145723

2017

Fear and everyday life in rural Nepal
Pettigrew J.;Adhikari K.
(2017) Fear and everyday life in rural Nepal
In Windows into a Revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal; pp. 233-258
DOI: 10.4324/9781315145723

2017

The contribution of the Social Sciences to Occupational Therapy
Pettigrew, J. Robinson, K.
(2017) The contribution of the Social Sciences to Occupational Therapy
In Occupational therapy for people experiencing illness, injury or impairment: Promoting occupation and participation (7th ed.).; Edinburgh : Elsevier

2017

Windows into a revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal
Shah A.;Pettigrew J.
(2017) Windows into a revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal
In Windows into a Revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal; Abingdon : Routledge pp. 1-38
DOI: 10.4324/9781315145723

2016

The Role of Business Schools in Framing Entrepreneurial Thinking across Disciplines - The Case of Allied Health Professions;
Hynes, B. Kennedy, N. and Pettigrew. J.
(2016) The Role of Business Schools in Framing Entrepreneurial Thinking across Disciplines - The Case of Allied Health Professions;
In Innovative Business Education Design for 21st Century Learning ; Switzerland : Springer pp. 75-93

2013

Resisting the State in East Nepal: The 'Chintang Incident' of 1979 and the Politics of Commemoration
Gaenszle, M., I.P. Rai, J. Pettigrew, M. Rai, B. Bickel, G. Banjade, T.N. Bhatta, E. Lieven, N.P. Paudyal & S. Stoll
(2013) Resisting the State in East Nepal: The 'Chintang Incident' of 1979 and the Politics of Commemoration
In Revolution in Nepal: An Anthropological and Historical Approach to the People's War; New Delhi : Oxford University Press

2013

Resisting the State in East Nepal: The 'Chintang Incident' of 1979 and the Politics of Commemoration
Gaenszle M.;Rai I.;Pettigrew J.;Rai M.;Bickel B.;Banjade G.;Bhatta T.;Lieven E.;Paudyal N.;Stoll S.
(2013) Resisting the State in East Nepal: The 'Chintang Incident' of 1979 and the Politics of Commemoration
In Revolution in Nepal: An Anthropological and Historical Approach to the People's War;
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089384.003.0004

2012

Windows into a Revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal
Shah, Alpa. & Judith Pettigrew
(2012) Windows into a Revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal
In Windows into a Revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal; New Delhi : Social Science Press pp. 1-38

2012

The Social Fabric of the Jelbang Killings, Nepal
Thapa, D., K. Ogura & J. Pettigrew
(2012) The Social Fabric of the Jelbang Killings, Nepal
In Windows into a Revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal; New Delhi. : Social Science Press pp. 309-333

2012

Fear and Everyday Life in Rural Nepal
Pettigrew, Judith & Adhikari, Kamal
(2012) Fear and Everyday Life in Rural Nepal
In Windows into a Revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal; New Delhi : Social Science Press pp. 233-258

2010

'There is Nowhere Safe': Intrusion, Negotiation and Resistance in a Hill Village in Central Nepal.
Pettigrew, J; Adhikari, K
(2010) 'There is Nowhere Safe': Intrusion, Negotiation and Resistance in a Hill Village in Central Nepal.
In In hope and in fear: Living through the People's War in Nepal ; New Delhi : Adroit Press: pp. 134-155 New Delhi

2010

Children and Revolution: Mental Health and Psychosocial Well-being of Child Soldiers in Nepal
Kohrt, B; Tol, W; Pettigrew, J; Karki, R
(2010) Children and Revolution: Mental Health and Psychosocial Well-being of Child Soldiers in Nepal
In The War Machine and Global Health: A Critical Medical Anthropological Examination of the Human Costs of Armed Conflict and the International Violence Industry.; Lanham. : Altamira Press, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers pp. 89-116 Lanham.

2009

Guns, Kinship and Fear: Maoists among the Tamu-mai (Gurungs)
Pettigrew, J
(2009) Guns, Kinship and Fear: Maoists among the Tamu-mai (Gurungs)
In Resistance and the State: Nepalese Experiences; New Delhi : Social Science Press New Delhi

2009

Observing the Elections in Central Nepal
Pettigrew, J
(2009) Observing the Elections in Central Nepal
In Anthropologists Observe Nepal's Constituent Assembly Election.; Kathmandu : Himal Books Kathmandu
[ULIR]

Edited Books

2012

Windows into a Revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal
(2012) Windows into a Revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal
Shah, Alpa & Pettigrew, Judith(Ed.) New Delhi : Social Science Press pp. 1-337

Peer Reviewed Journals

2019

Safety first: Factors affecting preceptor midwives experiences of competency assessment failure among midwifery students
Bradshaw C.;Pettigrew J.;Fitzpatrick M.
(2019) Safety first: Factors affecting preceptor midwives experiences of competency assessment failure among midwifery students
In Midwifery; pp. 29-35
DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2019.03.012

2019

The Transition to Retirement Experiences of Academics in "Higher Education": A Meta-Ethnography
Cahill M.;Pettigrew J.;Robinson K.;Galvin R.
(2019) The Transition to Retirement Experiences of Academics in "Higher Education": A Meta-Ethnography
In The Gerontologist; pp. e177-e195
DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnx206

2018

An Oral History of Occupational Therapy Education in the Republic of Ireland.
Dunne, B., Robinson, K., Pettigrew, J.,
(2018) An Oral History of Occupational Therapy Education in the Republic of Ireland.
In British Journal Of Occupational Therapy;

2018

A case study of the development of occupational therapy at St. Patrick's Hospital Dublin, 1935-1969.
Dunne, B.D., Robinson, K. and Pettigrew, J.,
(2018) A case study of the development of occupational therapy at St. Patrick's Hospital Dublin, 1935-1969.
In Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy;
[ULIR]

2018

Qualitative synthesis: A guide to conducting a meta-ethnography.
Cahill, M., Robinson, K., Pettigrew, J., Galvin, R. and Stanley, M.,
(2018) Qualitative synthesis: A guide to conducting a meta-ethnography.
In British Journal Of Occupational Therapy;

2018

The Transition to Retirement Experiences of Academics in 'Higher Education': A Meta-Ethnography.
Cahill, M., Pettigrew, J., Robinson, K., Galvin, R. and Heyn, P.C.,
(2018) The Transition to Retirement Experiences of Academics in 'Higher Education': A Meta-Ethnography.
In The Gerontologist;

2018

An oral history of occupational therapy education in the Republic of Ireland
Dunne, BD;Pettigrew, J;Robinson, K
(2018) An oral history of occupational therapy education in the Republic of Ireland
In British Journal Of Occupational Therapy; LONDON : SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD pp. 717-726
DOI: 10.1177/0308022618770135
[ULIR]

2017

The Bluebirds: World War I Soldiers' Experiences of Occupational Therapy
Pettigrew, J,Robinson, K,Moloney, S
(2017) The Bluebirds: World War I Soldiers' Experiences of Occupational Therapy
In American Journal Of Occupational Therapy;
DOI: 10.5014/ajot.2017.023812

2017

The first 100 years of the use of occupation as therapy in Ireland 1863-1963
Pettigrew, J., Robinson, K., Dunne, B., & O'Mahoney, J.
(2017) The first 100 years of the use of occupation as therapy in Ireland 1863-1963
In The Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy;

2017

Community identity and collective efficacy: A social cure for traumatic stress in post-earthquake Nepal
Muldoon, OT,Acharya, K,Jay, S,Adhikari, K,Pettigrew, J,Lowe, RD
(2017) Community identity and collective efficacy: A social cure for traumatic stress in post-earthquake Nepal
In European Journal Of Social Psychology; pp. 904-915
DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2330

2016

Using historical documentary methods to explore the history of occupational therapy
Dunne, B,Pettigrew, J,Robinson, K
(2016) Using historical documentary methods to explore the history of occupational therapy
In British Journal Of Occupational Therapy; pp. 376-384
DOI: 10.1177/0308022615608639

2016

The Role of Business Schools in Framing Entrepreneurial Thinking Across Disciplines: The Case of Allied Health Professions
Hynes, B,Kennedy, N,Pettigrew, J,Daly, P,Reid, K,Buckley, P,Doyle, E
(2016) The Role of Business Schools in Framing Entrepreneurial Thinking Across Disciplines: The Case of Allied Health Professions
In Innovative Business Education Design For 21st Century Learning; pp. 75-91
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32622-1_7

2016

Using historical documentary methods to explore the history of occupational therapy
Dunne, Brid, Pettigrew, Judith, Robinson, Katie
(2016) Using historical documentary methods to explore the history of occupational therapy
In British Journal Of Occupational Therapy; pp. 376-384
[ULIR]

2015

Leisure Occupations in the Central Criminal Lunatic Asylum 1890-1920
Caren Prendiville, Judith Pettigrew
(2015) Leisure Occupations in the Central Criminal Lunatic Asylum 1890-1920
In Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy; pp. 12-19

2015

An integrative review of social and occupational factors influencing health and wellbeing
Gallagher, MaryBeth; Muldoon, Orla T; Pettigrew, Judith
(2015) An integrative review of social and occupational factors influencing health and wellbeing
In Frontiers in psychology;
[ULIR]

2015

The Hen Project: Introducing Vocational Opportunity into a High Secure Forensic Unit
Mulholland, F. Rooney, B. Pettigrew, J.
(2015) The Hen Project: Introducing Vocational Opportunity into a High Secure Forensic Unit
In Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy; pp. -38

2015

Occupational choice of youth in a disadvantaged community
MaryBeth Gallagher, Judith Pettigrew, Orla Muldoon
(2015) Occupational choice of youth in a disadvantaged community
In British Journal Of Occupational Therapy;

2014

Vocational rehabilitation and occupational therapy: Impact of a knowledge translation initiative
Lyons E.;Pettigrew J.
(2014) Vocational rehabilitation and occupational therapy: Impact of a knowledge translation initiative
In Musculoskeletal Care; pp. 118-124
DOI: 10.1002/msc.1063

2014

Vocational Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy: Impact of a Knowledge Translation Initiative
Lyons, Eimear; Pettigrew, Judith
(2014) Vocational Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy: Impact of a Knowledge Translation Initiative
In Musculoskeletal Care;

2014

Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury: the Lived Experience
McDonald, Joeann,; Pettigrew, Judith,
(2014) Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury: the Lived Experience
In British Journal Of Occupational Therapy; pp. 147-154
DOI: 10.4276/030802214X13941036266586

2014

Exploring the Professional Experiences of Occupational Therapists who Started Working in the Republic of Ireland in the 1970s
Lynch, Sarah; Pettigrew, Judith
(2014) Exploring the Professional Experiences of Occupational Therapists who Started Working in the Republic of Ireland in the 1970s
In Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy; pp. 30-36

2012

Nouns and Verbs in Chintang: Children's Usage and Surrounding Adult Speech
Stoll, S., B. Bickel, E. Lieven, N.P. Paudyal, G. Banjade, T.N. Bhatta, M. Gaenszle, J. Pettigrew, I.P. Rai, M. Rai & N.K. Rai
(2012) Nouns and Verbs in Chintang: Children's Usage and Surrounding Adult Speech
In Journal Of Child Language; pp. 284-321
DOI: 10.1017/S030500091100002X
[ULIR]

2012

Unexpected consequences of everyday life in the Maoist insurgency in Nepal
Pettigrew, Judith
(2012) Unexpected consequences of everyday life in the Maoist insurgency in Nepal
In Journal of International Women's Studies;
[ULIR]

2012

Unexpected consequences of everyday life during the maoist insurgency in Nepal
Pettigrew J.
(2012) Unexpected consequences of everyday life during the maoist insurgency in Nepal
In Journal of International Women's Studies; pp. 100-112

2011

Binomials and the noun-to-verb ratio in Puma Rai ritual speech
Gaenszle, Martin.; Bickel, Balthasar, ; Gautam (Sharma), Narayan Prasad,; Pettigrew, Judith,; Rai. Arjun, ;Rai, Shree Kumar andSchackow, Diane,
(2011) Binomials and the noun-to-verb ratio in Puma Rai ritual speech
In Anthropological Linguistics; pp. 365-382

2011

Editorial
Pettigrew, Judith
(2011) Editorial
In Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy; pp. 2-3

2011

Occupational Therapists' Experiences of Using Interpreters. . Vol. 39. No. 1 pp. 18-26.
Mooney, Eileen; Pettigrew, Judith
(2011) Occupational Therapists' Experiences of Using Interpreters. . Vol. 39. No. 1 pp. 18-26.
In Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy; pp. 18-26

2011

Binomials and the noun-to-verb ratio in Puma Rai ritual speech
Gaenszle M.;Bickel B.;Sharma N.;Pettigrew J.;Rai A.;Rai S.;Schackow D.
(2011) Binomials and the noun-to-verb ratio in Puma Rai ritual speech
In Anthropological Linguistics; pp. 365-382

2010

Political Violence and Psychosocial Wellbeing in Nepal: a Systematic Multi-disciplinary Review.
Tol, Wietse; Kohrt, Brandon; Jordans, Mark; Thapa, Suraj; Pettigrew, Judith; Upadhaya, Navaraj; De Jong, Joop
(2010) Political Violence and Psychosocial Wellbeing in Nepal: a Systematic Multi-disciplinary Review.
In Social Science And Medicine;

2010

Political violence and mental health: A multi-disciplinary review of the literature on Nepal
Tol W.;Kohrt B.;Jordans M.;Thapa S.;Pettigrew J.;Upadhaya N.;de Jong J.
(2010) Political violence and mental health: A multi-disciplinary review of the literature on Nepal
In Social Science & Medicine; pp. 35-44
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.09.037

2009

The social fabric of the Jelbang killings, Nepal
Thapa D., Ogura K., Pettigrew J.
(2009) The social fabric of the Jelbang killings, Nepal
In Dialectical Anthropology; pp. 1-18
DOI: 10.1007/s10624-009-9140-7
[ULIR]

2009

Fear and everyday life in rural Nepal
Pettigrew J., Adhikari K.
(2009) Fear and everyday life in rural Nepal
In Dialectical Anthropology; pp. 1-20
DOI: 10.1007/s10624-009-9131-8
[ULIR]

2009

Windows into a revolution: ethnographies of Maoism in South Asia
Shah, A,Pettigrew, J
(2009) Windows into a revolution: ethnographies of Maoism in South Asia
In Dialectical Anthropology; pp. 225-251
DOI: 10.1007/s10624-009-9142-5

1996

Primary Health Care, Community Participation and Community-Financing: Experiences of Two Middle Hill Villages in Nepal.
Sepehri, S. Pettigrew, J.
(1996) Primary Health Care, Community Participation and Community-Financing: Experiences of Two Middle Hill Villages in Nepal.
In Health Policy And Planning; pp. 93-100

Conference Publications

2017

ENOTHE European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education Conference
Pettigrew,J, Hynes, B., Kennedy,N. and Wright, A.
(2017) ENOTHE European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education Conference

2015

Inaugural HSE West Nursing and Midwifery Conference
Bradshaw C., Pettigrew J., Fitzpatrick M
(2015) Inaugural HSE West Nursing and Midwifery Conference

2014

International Confederation of Midwifery Triennial Conference ,Prague
Bradshaw C., Pettigrew J., Fitzpatrick M
(2014) International Confederation of Midwifery Triennial Conference ,Prague

2014

Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference
Bradshaw. C, Pettigrew. J, Fitzpatrick. M.
(2014) Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference

2012

COTEC- European Congress of Occupational Therapy
Mooney, Eileen & Pettigrew, Judith
(2012) COTEC- European Congress of Occupational Therapy

2010

World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress, XV Congress, 4-7 May, Chile
Gallagher, M.B., Harb, A., Pettigrew, J., Robinson, K., Warren, A., McKay, E., Buckley, S., Cahill, M
(2010) World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress, XV Congress, 4-7 May, Chile

2010

15th World Federation of Occupational Therapists
Gallagher, M.B., Harb, A., Pettigrew, J., Robinson, K., Warren, A., McKay, E.A, Buckley, S., Cahill, M.
(2010) 15th World Federation of Occupational Therapists

2010

World Federation of Occupational Therapists XV Congress
Gallagher, M.B., Harb, A., Pettigrew, J., Robinson, K., Warren, A., McKay, E., Buckley, S., Cahill, M.
(2010) World Federation of Occupational Therapists XV Congress

Reviewss

2016

Using historical documentary methods to explore the history of occupational therapy
Dunne B.;Pettigrew J.;Robinson K.
(2016) Using historical documentary methods to explore the history of occupational therapy
In British Journal Of Occupational Therapy; pp. 376-384
DOI: 10.1177/0308022615608639

2010

Political violence and mental health: A multi-disciplinary review of the literature on Nepal
Tol, WA; Kohrt, BA; Jordans, MJD; Thapa, SB; Pettigrew, J; Upadhaya, N; de Jong, JTVM
(2010) Political violence and mental health: A multi-disciplinary review of the literature on Nepal
In Social Science and Medicine; pp. 35-44
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.09.037

Meeting Abstracts

2013

The lived experience of performance and pain in Irish fiddlers
Dunne, B,Pettigrew, J
(2013) The lived experience of performance and pain in Irish fiddlers
In British Journal Of Occupational Therapy; pp. 142-143

2013

Researching the development of occupational therapy in Ireland
Dunne, B,Pettigrew, J,Robinson, K
(2013) Researching the development of occupational therapy in Ireland
In British Journal Of Occupational Therapy; pp. 73-74

Book Reviews

2008

The influence of culture on diabetes self-management: perspectives of Gujarati Muslim men who reside in northwest England
Fleming, E; Carter, B; Pettigrew, J
(2008) The influence of culture on diabetes self-management: perspectives of Gujarati Muslim men who reside in northwest England
In JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING; pp. 51-59