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 a Forensic Unit, Bethlem Royal Hospital UK and at the Stroke Unit, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. 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 acute mental health 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)


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)

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