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Margaret Spencer CertEd Dip, COT, MA

Senior Lecturer and Consultant Occupational Therapist

Summary

Margaret has been practising clinically for over 30 years, and worked as a senior lecturer for 24 years.

Since starting work at Sheffield Hallam University in 1992, Margaret has researched, designed, developed and implemented the initial practice placement assessment for all levels of undergraduate students.

Margaret has worked on most modules on the BSc course over the years.

She is currently the module tutor for Extended Scope Practice on the MSc pre reg Occupational Therapy course.

She is also the admissions tutor for this course.

Margaret has been part of the practice placement team for BSc and MSc courses for over 24 years.

  • About

    Most recently Margaret has been involved in the successful revalidation of the BSc and MSc Occupational Therapy routes.

    Margaret has been practising clinically for over 30 years, covering a wide range of clinical areas. She has worked in Newcastle, Peterborough, Rotherham and Sheffield.

    Alongside her two days at the University Margaret owns and runs a not for profit business which provides supervision to occupational therapists working in the NHS, charities, private companies and independent practitioners. Margaret works nationally and cover a geographical area from Kent To Skye.

    The clinicians include specialists in eating disorders, older adult mental health, acquired brain injury, transgender, drug and alcohol, youth offenders, psychiatric intensive care units, older adults mental health, wheelchair services, older adult Falls and learning disabilities.

    Clinically her background is working with people with learning disabilities. She is an accredited sexual health trainer with the Department of Health and with a male occupational therapist runs relationship and sexuality workshops for people with learning disabilities.

    Specialist areas of interest

    Relationships and Sexuality, Learning Disabilities, Supervision, New Role Development

  • Teaching

    Providing external training courses about supervision to over 400 nurses at RDASH and AHP staff at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

    MSc pre-registration Occupational Therapy

  • Publications

    Presentations

    June 2004 Non-traditional placements; opportunities and challenges. College of Occupational Therapists' Annual Conference Harrogate

    June 2007 The interface of university and practice based learning in occupational therapy education. College of Occupational Therapists' Annual conference. Manchester.

    June 2007 An interactive poster presentation The inextricable link between link between occupational therapy, philosophy, practice, and policies. College of Occupational Therapists' Annual conference. Manchester.

    June 2008 Poster presentation. The road less travelled - sexuality for people with learning disabilities. College of Occupational Therapists' Annual Conference Harrogate

    June 2008 Workshop. Relationships and sexuality for people with learning disabilities. College of Occupational Therapists' Annual Conference Harrogate

    July 2015 Love2meetu Annual Learning Disabilities Conference Bradford Exploration of mixed gender sexuality workshops

    July 2016 Poster Presentation Core concepts and definition of occupational therapy College of Occupational Therapists' Annual Conference Harrogate

    July 2016 Poster Presentation Identifying best practice in supervision College of Occupational Therapists' Annual Conference Harrogate

    July 2016 Poster Presentation Moving concepts to reality PEOP in practice

    College of Occupational Therapists' Annual Conference Harrogate

    Research

    (2009) Longitudinal study regarding the effectiveness of mixed gender relationships and sexuality workshops. Partnership with: WORK Ltd and Relationships Matter.

    Publications

    Spencer Margaret and Wainwright Christopher (2009) Relationships and sexuality workshops. Occupational Therapy News, June,19

    Spencer Margaret and Wainwright Christopher (2014) Relationships Matter

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