Staff profile

Cate Allen

Programme Leader/ Senior Lecturer


Occupational Therapy


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am the Programme Leader for the MSc Hand Therapy, additionally, I am a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach both online and campus based students. 

Professional interests

I am interested in the field of Hand Therapy, I work as a Clinical Specialist at Wythenshawe hospital alongside my University roles. I have extensive previous experience as a Clinical Specialist and in developing the role of a hand therapist to extend the traditional role. I am qualified to inject soft tissues and joints in the hand and carry out wound care, physiotherapeutic exercises and run independent clinics. I am also interested in education in general and in the education of Hand Therapists and the development and progression of the MSc Hand Therapy.  

Membership of professional bodies

I am a member of BAHT and COT