In 1990 Colette qualified at Salford School of Occupational Therapy. During this year she accepted a rotational post at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. In 1991 she made a move to Nottinghamshire, accepting a job at Hawtonville Hospital for the Elderly working in both inpatient and day hospital settings. In 1992 Colette began working in Rotherham as a Senior O.T at Rotherham General Hospital in general medicine and In 1993 joined the team in Rotherham's Young Disabled Unit, enjoying this role for nine years. It was in this time that her specialist interest in neurology developed, appreciating the diversity of work with clients with neurological disorders, in particular clients with head injury.
In 2001 Colette Joined Rotherham's intermediate care services working within community rehabilitation team and in 2006 Joined the occupational therapy teaching team at SHU. Colette's area of teaching relates to neurology, brain anatomy, and community rehabilitation and she contributes to all OT and Vocational Rehabilitation course programmes.
In 2013 Colette completed an MSc in Vocational Rehabilitation and earned the award of Inspirational teaching Award for the University in 2014. In addition to the work at SHU, Colette works in private practice in the field of Neuro-rehabilitation conducting assessments and initiating rehabilitation programmes including making recommendations for client's future care and rehabilitation following acquired brain injury.
Long Term Conditions
Brain Injury (TBI or acquired)