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I have been employed at the University of Brighton as an occupational therapy tutor for 20 years.  During this time I have had the opportunity to develop from a clinical practitioner working in mental health into a confident and competent occupational therapy educator. 

In 2020 I successfully completed my part-time Doctoral research journey in recognition of a programme of work entitled 'Exploring the potential of embroidering as a therapeutic intervention in occupational therapy.  My research interests encompass the use of everyday occupations within a transitional process  to influence health and well-being.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Exploring the potebtial of embroidering as a therapeutic occupation in occupational therapy, University of Brighton


Award Date: 12 Aug 2020

Master, University of Kent


Award Date: 24 Nov 1999

Canterbury Christ Church University


Award Date: 6 Nov 1993


External positions

External Examiner University of Worcester

Sept 2020 → …

External Examiner, Robert Gordon University

1 Feb 2015 → …

External Examiner, University of Bradford


External Examiner, York St John University



  • TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
  • Occupational Science
  • Therapeutic use of occupation
  • Occupation as means
  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine


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