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Emma Taylor

Emma Taylor

Senior Lecturer


Emma Taylor teaches across different programmes and is the course leader for the PGcert in Vocational Rehabilitation.  Much of her teaching is based around work and vocation although she also has an interest in the area of professional development.


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

Vocational rehabilitation
Ergonomics and human factors
Environmental adaptations
Technology in education


College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
PG Cert Vocational Rehabilitation
MSc Occupational Therapy (post-reg)


Project lead for Fit for Work external training package
Development of external training in Human Factors and Patient Safety

Assistive equipment: what do users think of its appearance?
A systematic review of vocational outcomes following vocational rehabilitation

Other activities

External examiner for MSc Occupational Therapy, Brunel University

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