School:School of Allied Health
Sophie is a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist with 8 years’ experience working in a community paediatric team and with adults in an acute hospital. Sophie joined ARU as a Lecturer Practitioner in September 2021, developing the new MSc (pre-reg) Occupational Therapy course. She has a specialist interest in Occupational Therapy in Critical Care.
Sophie completed her BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy degree at the University of Essex in 2015. She commenced her occupational therapy career in a community paediatric team then went on to complete her core adult rotations at Peterborough City Hospital. These included the specialities of surgery, amputees, orthopaedics, cardiology, respiratory and stroke.
In 2017, Sophie specialised in the area of cardiology and respiratory, joining the critical care team as a static senior occupational therapist. In 2020, Sophie was seconded to the Royal Papworth Hospital, where she focused on setting up an occupational therapy service on intensive care. She was then successful in securing her current post, as the clinical specialist, covering cardiology, respiratory and intensive care at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. A key part of her role is setting up an innovative occupational therapy service on intensive care, with a focus on functional rehabilitation, delirium management, cognitive and upper limb assessments and interventions.
Sophie in her role provides teaching and mentorship to undergraduate, postgraduate and apprentice occupational therapy students alongside junior occupational therapists. She has a vast array of clinical interests and is passionate about the promotion of occupational therapy, holistic patient centred care and research.