I joined the University in 2023, moving from a clinical background in Childrens’ Occupational Therapy. Prior to this, I worked in the Adults’ team within the local Housing adaptations team. Before qualifying as an Occupational Therapist, I worked for the Early Intervention in Psychosis Team as a Band 5 recovery coordinator focussing on recovery based occupations. Whilst working there, I completed a Post graduate qualification in Psychosocial Interventions for serious mental illness at the University of York. I have worked in Further education and Health related fields in a number of roles before committing to a teaching role at the University. In addition to my teaching duties, I am working closely with university colleagues and health care partners outside of the University to set up a student led Occupational Therapy clinic.
My first experience of the academic world was when I completed an undergraduate degree in Chemistry with Forensics. I imagine I will continue in my endeavours towards the pursuit of lifelong learning. My current research interests lie in OT coaching, Childrens' health as well as developing a curriculum that addresses local health inequalities.