Tracy is a Senior Lecturer on the pre registration MSc OT course where she has worked since 2001. She has had 10 years experience as the practice placement tutor where she developed diverse practice placements for students on both the MSc and BSc preregistration programmes. She continues to lead and develop the diverse settings academic module. Her background and specialist areas of interest and research are in later life studies and dementia. She is also the MSc therapeutic cooking skills tutor where she works with students to develop their skills in person centered care and activity analysis.
In addition Tracy is the lead on the Later life studies – Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care post graduate module.
Tracy’s clinical experience in health, social care and private practice has primarily been in the community setting working with people in later life together with their carers. She is also a trained family therapist which stemmed from her work with clients with dementia.
Currently Tracy is a core faculty member of the MDTea podcast team and is developing her research in dementia studies.
Szekely T (2009) Occupational Therapists’ perceptions of support in their role as a practice placement educator. Paper presentation, College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference.
Szekely T (2013) Back to our Roots – Students promote their core skills in general hospital settings. Paper presentation, College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference.
Master, University of Brighton
1 Sep 2003 → 1 Sep 2005
St. George's University of London
1 Sep 1998 → 1 Sep 2001
University of Greenwich
1 Sep 1996 → 1 Sep 1997
1 Sep 1981 → 1 Feb 1985
Birkbeck University of London
1 Sep 1988 → 1 Sep 1992
External Examiner , University of Salford1 Sep 2016 → …