“Occupational therapy practice, values and professional identity remain at the heart of my clinical, academic and research work.”
Esmé is an independent occupational therapist, providing specialist clinical services and working as an associate for the OT consultancy firm The OT Service. She is also an honorary research fellow and experienced university lecturer.
I have a confession…I have been working freelance. A new and unfamiliar world to me and many others in my field of work. For some time now I have been undertaking short-term academic and clinical job roles; Weaving together a new kind of working life. It felt like a bold move at first but has allowed me to build flexibility and balance into my working life. This has been fantastically useful living through a pandemic with a young family at home. But its somehow more than that……
Wood, E. Ward, G. Woolham, J. and Percy, C. (2021) “The lived experience of using safer walking technology - supporting meaningful occupation for people living with dementia’ Poster Presentation, Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference (ARUK 2021)