School of Sport and Health Sciences
Greenbank Building, GR272a
+44 (0) 1772 89 5598
Subject Areas: Health, Social Care, Allied Health
Anna is a Principal Lecturer Academic Development in the School of Sport and Health Sciences. She is an Occupational Therapist and has worked clinically across health and social care sectors and for her professional body (the Royal College of Occupational Therapists), as Head of Education and Learning. During her academic career she has been involved in the development, delivery and quality assurance of programmes for health and social care professions (particularly allied health). She has interests in curriculum design and development and in the professional development of health and social care professionals.
Anna has been involved in higher education since 2000, moving into the University sector after a clinical Occupational Therapy career. Within her clinical career she worked with a variety of client groups across health and social care. She has worked at Canterbury Christ Church University College, Coventry University and moved to UCLan in 2017. She has experience of working with both postgraduate and undergraduate students on a range of health and social care programmes. At UCLan she is academic development lead for the School of Health Sciences (leading on quality, student experience, staff development and teaching and learning for the School) and is Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy. Anna is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Anna also has experience of working within for her professional body (the Royal College of Occupational Therapists), as Head of Education and Learning. Providing strategic leadership for Occupational Therapy Education and Learning in the UK. Her roles included the development, enhancement and quality assurance of pre-registration Occupational Therapy education across the UK, as well as a remit for the promotion and development of continuous professional development opportunities for all members (who included professional, associate and student members).
Responsibilities across the School for quality assurance (including supporting curriculum design and delivery), student experience, staff development and teaching and learning.