I recently joined Sheffield Hallam in October last year having worked for the NHS for fourteen years. I currently work in the OT team and am module lead for Personal and Professional Development year 1 and 2. I worked in many varying roles whilst working for the NHS and feel this has made me a well rounded practitioner.
I graduated from York St John in 2000 with a Bsc (hons) Degree in Occupational Therapy. I have gone on to gain firther accreditation in the form of a PG Cert in Leadership and Service Imporvement and I am currently working towards my full Msc in Advancing Professional Practise. I stared my OT career on a rotation at my local hospital. I then went on to specialise in Neurological Rehablitation.
I then worked in a partnership prgoramme with the DWP as a Condition Management Practitioner working with people on incapacity benefits trying to help them back into work.
I then went to work as a Clinical Lead on a brain injury rehabilitation unit. I was responsilbe for the OT team.
I then worked as a Case Manager on a emergency admission unit carrying out reviews of patient to ascertain what level of care they required.
I then went to work as a Advanced Therapy Practitioner for a falls prevention team. I thoroughly enjoyed this role and was involved in many service improvements and initiatives that benefitted patients.
Most recently I worked as a Rehabilitation Co ordinaor and falls lead. I was responsible for 3 service areas and over 30 staff.
Specialist areas of interest
Health And Wellbeing
Fit for work programme- development and delivery of a 5 day bespoke training programme for HML case managers
Team development day for Mexborough Montagu Hospital.
Occupational Therapy and Vocational Rehabilitation
PPD2 Occupational Therapy, Leadership and Innovation
Occupational therapy Application to Practise