Erika Kerry

School of Health and Social Care
 Erika Kerry



As a qualified Occupational Therapist specialising on orthopaedics, I currently work at the University of Essex as an OT lecturer and Programme Lead for the OT Degree Apprenticeship (OTDA). I have been employed by the University since 2017 and have gone from working as a practice educator in placements to my current role. Within this time I have also completed an MSc in Medical and Clinical Education and I am a qualified moving and handling trainer.


  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy University of Essex, (2008)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer (Occupational Therapy), School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex (1/9/2017 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Placement Supervision

Placement supervision and impacting factors within acute hospital settings for OT students.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Informing Sciences 1 (HS173)

  • Therapy and Occupation (HS274)

  • Advancing Occupational Therapy Practice (HS371)

  • Becoming a Practitioner (HS372)

  • Transition from Student to Occupational Therapist (HS374)

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours Portfolio 1 (HS705)

  • Developing Professional Skills: Therapy and Occupation (HS805)

  • Advancing Practice: Occupational Perspectives in Diverse Communities (HS807)

  • Becoming a Professional: Professional Skills (HS808)

  • Foundations for Occupational Therapy (HS892)



Colchester Campus