Staff profile

Dr Teresa Rushton

Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy


Occupational Therapy


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am the Practice Placement Lead and a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy. I work across the Pre-Registration and Post Registration Occupational Therapy Programmes.

Teaching responsibilities

I am the Occupational Therapy Practice Placement lead for the pre-registration programmes.

I also lead the Post Graduate Advanced Occupational Therapy and Hand Therapy Independent Scholarship Module, which allows students to investigate topics of their choice, through primary or secondary research and I teach on a range of pre-registration occupational therapy modules.

Professional interests

I am interested in professional practice and its interface with the knowledge base and theoretical underpinning of Occupational Therapy.

Research interests

I am interested in the lived experiences of students studying occupational therapy, specifically those who have additional support requirements.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

I have presented recently at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference and at the National Educators in Practice Conference.