Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
School of Allied Health and Community
Department of Allied Health
Anneka has been a qualified Occupational Therapist since graduating in 2005. She initially worked within in a Physical and Mental Health rotation which gave her a great insight into the various roles of an Occupational Therapist. Following this, she spent 13 years working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. During this time, Anneka has held both clinical and leadership roles within the team which allowed her to utilise my Occupational Therapy reasoning and clinical skills.
Whilst working in practice Anneka has completed various qualifications in Play Therapy, Sensory Processing, leadership skills and Coaching and Mentoring which has enabled her to integrate her OT skills and promote the profession in many different environments and within the multidisciplinary team. She is very passionate about Occupational Therapy and the opportunities the profession has to make a difference and encourage dynamic, holistic approaches.
Alongside her professional journey, Anneka is also a mum of two young boys who keep her busy and greatly amused. She enjoy keeping fit and being outdoors with her family and friends.
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
Post Grad Certificate in Play Therapy
ILM Level 3 Coaching and Mentoring
Working towards PgCert THE
Anneka has recently transitioned from clinical practice to Higher Education, coming from practice she is interested in teaching multi-disciplinary working, professional skills and integrating coaching to further enhance the student’s experiences. She is also interested in teaching quality and service development alongside leadership and the application of Occupational Therapy in practice. Anneka is passionate about service and personal/professional development.
Anneka has completed audits and service reviews within her clinical practice which has given her insight into the importance of quality.
Module lead for OCTH1102, OCTH2102 and ALHS2104
She is also the Admissions Tutor for the MSc Pre-registration Occupational Therapy course.
Anneka is particularly interested in the student journey in Higher Education and the transition from student to qualified clinician. She is also interested in personal and professional development and student emotional health and wellbeing.
Membership of Professional Bodies
Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapists
Registered Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council
Associate Fellow HEA