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Ellen Serwaa Adomako

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

Profile

Biography

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.

Qualifications

  • 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)

Appointments

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)

Research and professional activities

Conferences and presentations

The impact of the environment on service users’ engagement in therapeutic activities in an adult acute mental health inpatient unit

SHSC Postgraduate Research Seminar, University of Essex, 26/1/2021

The impact of the environment on service user’s engagement in therapeutic activities in an adult acute inpatient mental health unit

Invited presentation, Virtual Scientific Conference of the Occupational Therapy Association of Ghana, Occupational Therapy Association of Ghana, Ghana, 23/10/2020

The impact of the environment on service user’s engagement in therapeutic activities in an adult acute inpatient mental health unit (Virtual poster presentation)

Society for the Study of Occupation (USA) Conference, Society for the Study of Occupation, United States, 24/8/2020

Black Lives Matter – Lessons from My Story

Invited presentation, Occupational Therapy (OT) Frontiers Meeting, 23/1/2020

Staff and service user’s perception of health facilities impact on service user’s engagement in therapeutic activities

Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference, Birmmingham, RCOT, United Kingdom, 17/6/2019

The impact of the environment on service users’ engagement in therapeutic activities in an inner London acute mental health unit

24th International Mental Health Nursing Research Conference, Manchester, 13/9/2018

Being and becoming occupational therapist perception of students from Ghana (Poster presentation)

College of Occupational Therapist 40th annual conference and specialist section on trauma and orthopaedics, Harrogate, United Kingdom, 29/6/2016

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)

Publications

Journal articles (2)

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

Bryant, W., Cordingley, K., Sims, K., Dokal-Marandi, J., Pritchard, H., Stannard, V. and Adamako, E., (2016). Collaborative research exploring mental health service user perspectives on acute inpatient occupational therapy. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 79 (10), 607-613

Contact

ellen.adomako@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873065

Location:

2S2.3.24, Colchester Campus