Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (Practice Eduction)
Department of Allied Health
tel: 01905 855362
Lotoya has lived, studied and worked in the West Midlands area for over 25 years. She feels very connected to the local community as a result and enjoys working with people to help them live a Well Life. Her diverse work experience and qualifications have led to her current role at the University of Worcester. She has worked in both acute and community settings for Social care, the NHS and private organisations.
Lotoya qualified as a Physiotherapist at the University of Birmingham in 2005. Since then, she has studied Injection therapy at Keele University, and gained a Masters in Health and Social Care at Birmingham City University. Having experienced the atmosphere and course content at various Universities, she believes that the University of Worcester has a supportive community feel and delivers high standards and quality courses. Joining the Practice Placement Team at the University of Worcester in December 2018 compliments her private practice physiotherapy. She believes in keeping her clinical skills up to date in an environment that leads to best practice and involves herself in research and teaching.
As a kinaesthetic and visual learner I appreciate that individuals have different learning styles, individual needs and motivations. By considering these differences, I try to make my teaching varied and inclusive whilst being approachable and flexible.
I am module lead for one of the second year practice placement modules. As one of the practice placement coordinators, I also have the responsibility of organising international practice placements for our Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy students. This is an exciting role and it provides students with unique and exciting learning opportunities.
I have a clinical interest in pain management and find the body of research and emerging practice relating to pain management fascinating. For my masters, I completed a management project in which a patient workbook and accompanying staff handbook was developed and then implemented into clinical practice and then researched. Although this was not published, it was a great project to be involved in and an area that interests me in terms of future research.
Owner and lead physiotherapist at Well Life Physiotherapy
Practice Placement educator
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Member of Health and Care Professions Council