Senior Lecturer, Academic Delivery Manager
I have worked at Sheffield Hallam since September 2003, starting off as a lecturer and moving on to become the course leader for the BSc (Hon) Occupational Therapy in 2005. Since moving away from this role in 2014 I have taken on a role in supporting the academic delivery managers in the department with assessment-related matters, whilst continuing to teach on our undergraduate, pre-registration masters and distance learning masters.
My clinical expertise is in the musculoskeletal arena, with rheumatology as a particular interest. I am specifically interested in how people adaptation to living with a chronic musculoskeletal condition. My masters concentrated on the validation of an instrument to assess the adherence to joint protection behaviours in people with rheumatoid arthritis. I completed my masters at Wayne State University in Detroit, USA.
I have an interest in how the occupational therapy profession is developing world wide, as well as an interest in how changes in (European) healthcare are affecting the profession.
I am a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section on Rheumatology and the British Health Professionals in Rheumatology.
I am a member of the College of Occupational Therapists, the Dutch Occupational Therapy Association as well as the World Federation of Occupational Therapists
Musculoskeletal conditions, life style management
College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences
I am coordinating improvements around assessment and feedback within the department
Occupational Therapy and Vocational Rehabilitation
Departmental management group
BSc(Hons) Occupational Therapy
pre-reg MSc Occupational Therapy Interprofessional education (UG level)
DL PG occupational therapy
Klompenhouwer, P.J., Lysack, C., Dijkers, M., & Hammond, A. (2000). The Joint Protection Behavior Assessment: a reliability study. The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association, 54 (5), 516-524. http://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.54.5.516
No current external examining duties. I have recently been involved in reviews of Dutch occupational therapy programmes.
Reviewer for British Journal of Hand Therapy