School of Health Sciences
Salford M6 6PU UK
I graduated as an occupational therapist from Liverpool in the UK in 1991. Since then I have worked in Mental Health, Palliative Care (my passion) and in education. Currently I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Salford, and have been involved in the development of an online MSc in Advanced Occupational Therapy. This stimulated my interest in Web 2.0 applications, in particular the power of online social networking for personal and professional development. I am currently involved in a project with a UK NHS Trust which seeks to explore the use of online networking in relation to team-work and am also working with Angela Hook on the development and application of virtual reality tool in occupational therapy education.
I use Facebook (a lot), blogs (read and learn more than write), wikis (for all sorts of collaborations and planning), Skype (for student tutorials), Second Life (at the behest of my colleague), Google docs (loving these), wiziq (for open access webcasts), and Elluminate (for teaching).