Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy / Practice Education Lead Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
Department of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Nutritional Therapy
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
Teaching & Research
I am interested in making classroom learning accessible to all students and enjoy devising weird and wonderful tasks to help accomplish this. I am module lead for a number of subjects, including Anatomy & Physiology for Occupational Therapy, Teamworking and Enabling Others, and Practice Learning modules. My role as Practice Education Lead spans both Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy and I am actively involved in teaching placement preparation sessions as well as training Practice Educators to support our students.
I have been shortlisted for a number of Student Choice teaching awards including the Deputy Vice Chair’s award. I am a current holder of the University of Worcester Teaching Award and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.
I am currently studying for my PhD here at the University of Worcester. My research explores the use of simulation in relation to Practice Education in Occupational Therapy.
- British Association of Occupational Therapists
- Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section – Neurological Practice
- Fellow HEA
Royal College of Occupational Therapists Practice Placement Tutors Forum (Secretary)
Grant, T. (2017a) ‘A Leap into the Dark and the Unknown’, OT News.
Grant, T. (2017b) ‘Creating care homes that aid stroke rehabilitation’. AKW
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.
UW Teaching & Learning Conference 2017: Enhancing The Student Experience Without Diminishing The Staff Experience Via Peer Assessment
UK Stroke Forum 2018: Development of an App to support service users understanding of cognitive changes after stroke
RCOT National Conference 2019: Going on a goose chase - practical equipment skills in a competitive learning environment