I am the Programme Lead for the MSc (Pre-registration) Occupational Therapy programme, I lead modules on Occupational therapy theory and practice.  My extensive clinical experience is in neuro occupational therapy, working with people with brain injury, stroke, long term neurological conditions and complex disability.  I joined the University in 2006 after working in the NHS and third sector for 16 years as an Occupational therapist and Neuro-rehabiliation co-ordinator, leading the multi-disciplinary team. 

I am keen to maximise student experience, learning and engagement particularly within the widening participation agenda.  As well, my academic and professional interest continues in neuro occupational therapy with an increasing focus on the use of Arts in health to support recovery, health and wellbeing.  

I am currently studying for my PhD in Educational Research at Lancaster University

Qualifications and memberships


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council

Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section - Neurological Practice

Academic and research interests

  • Occupational therapy student education
  • Arts in Health
  • Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Carers Experiences
  • Digital Health /Technology Enabled Health and Care

Recent external roles

External Examiner MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) at Leeds Beckett University