Ellen Serwaa Adomako

School of Health and Social Care
Postgraduate Research Student
School of Health and Social Care
 Ellen Serwaa Adomako



I qualified as an Occupational Therapist (MSc Pre-registration Programme) from Brunel University - UK in 2010. Prior to this, I completed a first degree in Psychology from University of Ghana. Clinical experience in Occupational Therapy includes working in the Medium Secured Forensic Unit, Bethlem Royal Hospital UK and at the Stroke Unit, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital - Ghana. Since 2008, I had been part of the team that facilitated the establishment of the occupational therapy department at the University of Ghana. Currently, I am pursing my PhD in Occupational Therapy at the University of Essex on the topic: Impact of the environment on service user's engagement in therapeutic activities in an adult acute mental health inpatient unit.


  • PhD Student University of Essex, (2021)

  • MSc in Occupational Therapy (Pre registration) Brunel University London, (2010)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology major with Philosophy) University of Ghana, (2007)


University of Essex

  • Role emerging placement tutor, Occupational therapy/SHSC, University of Essex (2/3/2020 - present)

Other academic

  • Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex (8/1/2019 - present)

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex (24/7/2017 - 8/1/2019)

  • Clinical Tutor, Occupational Therapy Department, University of Ghana (25/8/2008 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Occupational Being (HS171)

  • Professional Enquiry (HS240)

  • Advancing Occupational Therapy Practice (HS371)

  • Occupational performance and process (HS893)

  • Mastering occupation (HS895)

  • Foundations for occupational therapy (HS892)

  • Informing Sciences 2 (HS174)

  • Advancing Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy (HS894)


Journal articles (1)

Bryant, W., Cordingley, K., Adomako, E. and Birken, M., (2019). Making activism a participatory, inclusive and developmental process: a research programme involving mental health service users. Disability and Society. 34 (7-8), 1264-1288

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