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