I graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 2001 and predominately worked with service users with orthopaedic conditions but also took a great interest working with students on placement. Whilst studying for my masters I successfully gained employment as a lecturer. I have been lecturing on the Occupational Therapy course since 2006. In this time I have had various roles including placement and ECE coordinator, first year tutor, admissions officer and lead a variety of modules. I now work part time at the university and continue to teach across all three years of the Occupational Therapy course and some of the master modules. I am keen to develop OT research and have a particular interest in placement assessments.