I started my Career at Kings College Hospital, and then moved into community based work following some time working in California. My work has allowed me to appreciate the importance of Home and, following recent work with people living in Hostels, the power of the environment and the personal significance of objects and spaces.
Film and Video is a particular interest. I have been maintaining a person video diary for some years now and this has developed many of my ideas around the value of video as a reflective tool. My filming of service users during their rehabilitation over a three year period lead me to reconsider the therapeutic value of personal documenting as a support to adapting and accommodating personal change and my recent work with young people living in Hostels has made me see the power of the activity as a means of developing interpersonal communication and negotiation as well as a means of understanding different experiences of space and place.
I am working with a local Arts Project (Canterbury Mind the Gap) and am committed to developing occupational practice through creative and innovative methods.
Teaching and subject expertise
My main teaching interests are around assessment , the environment and Creative and Innovative practice.
I am a partner assesor for the Health and Care Professions Council