Terri Grant

Terri Grant

Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy / Practice Education Lead Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy

Department of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Nutritional Therapy

Contact Details

email: t.grant@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542768

Terri has been an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years, practising for 14 years as a specialist Occupational Therapist in the field of Stroke Rehabilitation. In her most recent years in practice, she was involved in setting up services locally to improve the quality of rehabilitation for people following Stroke.

She has spent the majority of her clinical practice supporting and developing others, from students to colleagues to support staff. As a team leader and manager within the NHS, she realised this was an area in which she felt enthusiastic and energised, and was positively received by her colleagues.

She joined the Occupational Therapy lecturing team full time in 2015, having taught on the programme part time during the previous academic year and finding that she loved it. Her role as Practice Education Lead allows her to stay connected with clinical practice and also develop her knowledge across professions. 

In her spare time, Terri endeavours to remain healthy in both a physical and mental sense by practicing the Korean sword martial art of Haidong Gumdo.


  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • MSc Neurological Occupational Therapy
  • PG Cert Learning &Teaching in Higher Education
  • PG Cert Research Methods

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Terri is interested in making classroom learning accessible to all students and enjoy devising weird and wonderful tasks to help accomplish this. She is module lead for a number of subjects in both the BSc and MSc courses, including Anatomy & Physiology for Occupational Therapy, Essential Occupational Therapy Practice and Critical Perspectives of Occupational Therapy. She also teaches content about neurological conditions, specifically stroke, in a variety of modules across the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy programmes. She has previously led modules at all levels of both Occupational Therapy courses, and therefore know the programmes well.

Until 2022, she worked as Practice Education Lead for both Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy which kept her in touch with practice, but has more recently stepped back from placements to focus on the new MSc (Pre-registration) Occupational Therapy course.

She has been shortlisted for a number of Student Choice teaching awards, including the Deputy Vice Chancellor’s award.  She is a current holder of the University of Worcester Leading Teaching Award and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.

Research Interests

Terri is currently studying for her PhD here at the University of Worcester. Her research explores what students actually learn (not just what we think they learn!) during their first placement experience, with a view to considering how this knowledge can be used to develop simulation in relation to Practice Education in Occupational Therapy. She is using Grounded Theory Methodology to develop a theory of Practice Learning.

She is the winner of the 2022 Royal College of Occupational Therapists Early Researcher Award, having presented results from her research at national conference. 

Professional Bodies

  • British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section – Neurological Practice
  • Fellow HEA
  • Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare

External Roles

Royal College of Occupational Therapists Practice Placement Tutors Forum (Secretary) 2017 – 2021

External Examiner MSc (Pre-registration) Occupational Therapy UCLAN 



  • Grant T, Thomas Y, Gossman P and Berragan L. (2021). The Use of Simulation in
  • Occupational Therapy. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
  • Grant, T. (2021) Occupational Therapy Placements. Banbury: Lantern Publishing Ltd.
  • Grant, T. (2019) ‘Using Technology Enhanced Learning to Promote the Acquisition of Practical Skills in Occupational Therapy’, Journal of Occupational Therapy Education. Eastern Kentucky University, 3(2). doi: 10.26681/jote.2019.030212.
  • Grant, T. (2017b) ‘Creating care homes that aid stroke rehabilitation’. AKW
  • Grant, T. (2017a) ‘A Leap into the Dark and the Unknown’, OT News.

Conference Presentations:

  • Frank, H., Grant, T., Thomas, Y., Lees, R. (2022) Student experiences of practice education during COVID 19 -Resilience and Readiness for employment. NET (Networking for Health Education) conference 2022, Lancaster University, Sept 6 & 7.
  • RCOT National Conference 2022: Simulating Practice Education – what should we simulate?
  • UW Teaching & Learning Conference 2022: Simulating Practice Education –
    how do we know what to simulate?
  • TAMK (Tampere University, Finland) Practice Education during Covid 19
  • RCOT National Conference 2019: Going on a goose chase - practical equipment skills in a competitive learning environment
  • UK Stroke Forum 2018: Development of an App to support service users understanding of cognitive changes after stroke
  • UW Teaching & Learning Conference 2017: Enhancing The Student Experience Without Diminishing The Staff Experience Via Peer Assessment