I qualified in 1990 at Salford School of Occupational Therapy. I joined the occupational therapy team full time at Sheffield Hallam in 2008, having previously been seconded from the NHS. My clinical experience has been in the area of older adults and mental health. I am involved in teaching on the occupational therapy and interprofessional modules. I have contributed to the development of a self assessment tool for workforce development skills around behaviour change. I have recently completed an MSc in Health Psychology using internet mediated research, which is currently being written up for possible publication.