2020 applicants

Selena Hammond

School of Health and Social Care
 Selena Hammond
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    +44 (0) 1206 873847

  • Location

    2S2.3.26, Colchester Campus

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I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2003 from Brunel University. Since qualifying, my clinical experiences have been within the NHS in the South East of England and East Anglia, in a variety of settings, including inpatient orthopaedics, intermediate care, A&E and Hand Therapy. My clinical interests remain in hand therapy and Accident and Emergency, and the importance of working holistically within such predominantly medically oriented areas of practice. In 2009 I joined the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Essex as a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy. Since 2014 I have been the BSc admissions tutor and in September 2017 I became the BSc (Hons) Full time Occupational Therapy Programme Lead. Within this educational role my focus is on activity/occupational analysis, Occupational Science and Public Health. I completed my Masters in Public Health in 2015, focusing on the link between the occupations people engage in and their long term health outcomes and in particular the education and employment opportunities available to offenders. In education and research I have interests in social determinants of health, and, the impact of the choices people make and the occupations they engage in on their life course and health outcomes. Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy Brunel University London, (2003)

  • Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice University of Essex,

  • Masters in Public Health University of Essex,


Other academic

  • Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex (2/2/2009 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Football as an intervention for young people with Learning Disabilities

The link between occupation and health promotion

Social inequalities and youth offenders

Conferences and presentations

Presentation on the KAWA River model at the Eastern Region College of Occupational Therapy study day

Occupational Science workshop presented to a range of Occupational Therapists

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Interprofessional Working and Development (HS140)

  • Occupational Being (HS171)

  • Informing Sciences 2 (HS174)

  • Practice Placement Two: INITIATE (HS273)

  • Therapy and Occupation (HS274)

  • Professional Enquiry Proposal (HS340)

  • Competence in Occupational Therapy Practice (HS355)

  • Employability in Occupational Therapy (HS372)

  • Mastering occupation (HS895)

  • Professional Enquiry Proposal (SE340)

  • Foundations for occupational therapy (HS892)

  • Occupational performance and process (HS893)

  • Leadership in Service Enhancement (HS276)

  • Practice Placement Three: LEAD (HS275)


+44 (0) 1206 873847


2S2.3.26, Colchester Campus

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