- Member of HCPC – OT33372
- Member of BAOT
- Member of RCOTSS- Housing
- Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Emma qualified from Northampton University in 2001. She completed a rotational post at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in general medicine, elderly care and stroke and spinal injuries.
In 2003 Emma commenced a Senior Occupational Therapy role at Gloucester Royal Hospital further developing skills and knowledge of orthopaedics and acute neurological conditions before rotating into the community rehabilitation team.
Between 2005 and 2010 Emma progressed from Senior Therapist to Head of the Occupational Therapy Department at National Star College, a residential college for young adults with physical and associated learning disabilities. This role included working with clients with acquired brain injuries, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy. Her passion here was supporting students to develop independent living skills and transition to supported independent living in the community.
In 2010 Emma was presented with a unique opportunity to lead a Social Care Team in Shetland for a year. This included overseeing the provision of equipment and adaptations for a wide range of service users in an unusual environment.
Since 2011 Emma has worked as a Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor at Coventry University. She has completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Professional Practice and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. This role ensures that Emma is cognisant with the latest developments within occupational therapy practice.
Emma strongly believes that the environment influences a person’s occupational performance which led her become the course director for a Foundation Degree in Assistive Technology between 2011 and 2013 and achieving an MSc accessibility and Inclusive Design in 2015.
In 2020 Emma joined CJ Occupational Therapy as a Senior Associate Occupational Therapist. She provides Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention to clients with catastrophic neurological diagnoses both within specialist residential facilities and the wider community.