Emma joined the university in 2004 having worked in the community as an occupational therapist. Prior to becoming programme lead for Vocational Rehabilitation, Emma was the placement led for the pre-registration occupational therapy programmes.
Emma has taught on subject specific modules as well as well as interprofessional modules. She has a keen interest in the use of technology in education and has introduced technology and social media into her teaching activities. In 2014 she won a SHU inspirational teaching award, nominated by her students.
She has been involved in external projects developing business for the subject group and also promoting CPD opportunities for clinicians.Outside of teaching Emma continues to practice as an occupational therapist, mainly in the area of vocational rehabilitation. She also works with people with neurological conditions looking at IT solutions to access their environment.
Specialist areas of interest
Ergonomics and human factors
Technology in education