Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
Department of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Nutritional Therapy
tel: 01905 542619
I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2005 after graduating from the University of Queensland, Australia. Since then I have primarily worked in paediatric Occupational Therapy both in Australia and the UK within a range of settings including acute, community and schools. I have worked within clinical and management roles and have been significantly involved in staff development and support. I have a particular interest in working with children within early years Occupational Therapy.
I joined the team at University of Worcester in January 2017 and since then have worked within the practice education team, supporting both students and clinicians within the scope of student placements. I love working within practice placements and feel that I can use skills developed over my career to work with students and clinicians.
Outside of work I spend most of my spare time with my family and love travelling whenever I can.
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy B OccThy
Teaching & Research
Working within the practice placements team my teaching primarily relates to practice learning. This includes supporting coaching for practice sets, preparation for practice and practice educator training.
I also teach into other modules, particularly those related to paediatrics.
I have previously been involved in research within the paediatric population.
Since working at the University of Worcester I have been involved in publications relating to practice placements and I am keen to continue work within this area.
Associate Fellow HEA
Royal College of Occupational Therapists