Jude is the placement lead for occupational therapy and a senior lecturer within the team. She is module lead for the extended scope and final placement on the BSc (hons) course and for the Enabling Occupational Engagement module on the pre-registration MSc but teaches into a broad range of modules across all levels of the occupational therapy pre registration courses based at Hallam.
Her background, as an occupational therapist in mental health has spanned the private and statutory sector and provided extensive experience of working with people with complex mental health needs in a range of settings, from the community to forensic services.
Jude has a particular clinical interest in working with individuals with psychosis and personality disorder, using psychosocial approaches within her OT practice. Jude has been involved with the Personality Disorder Regional Learning Network since 2010, presenting at a number of their regional learning events.
Since 2005 Jude has undertaken a range of leadership and management roles within mental health services, which has enabled her to develop her interest in making service user involvement meaningful and developing innovative approaches to care. In 2009, Jude was awarded an Outstanding Contribution to Telecare award for her work in implementing the use of tele care within mental health services.
Since starting work with Sheffield Hallam University in 2012, Jude has been involved with a range of teaching, both internally and externally, with particular interests in mental health, resilience and wellbeing, psychosocial aspects of working with children and young people, leadership and innovation. Her research interests are around the use of social media to improve partnership working around children with SEN.
Jude was involved in the redesign of the BSc (hons) course and has led the implementation of the extended scope placement for that course.
Specialist areas of interest
Mental Health and well-being
Understanding and working with psychosis
Understanding an working with personality disorder
Working with children
Service development and innovation
Valuing service user involvement
Placement learning (particularly in the extended scope setting)