Dr Susan Mitchell

Dr Susan Mitchell

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (Education)

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)


Teacher on various modules of the undergraduate and postgraduate occupational therapy programmes.
Module leader OCT113 Functional Anatomy & Physiology for Occupation, 
OCTP708: Occupational Studies; Evaluating the Emergent Practitioner.
Co-teacher OCT116: Humans as Occupational Beings throughout the Life Cycle;  
OCTP705: Occupational Studies: Evaluating Humans as Occupational Being through the Life Cycle M;
OCTP709: Occupational Studies; Foundations for Occupation & Well-Being M
Supervisor of undergraduate and Masters research projects
Partaker in a variety of activities necessary for successful student education - assessment, supervision etc.
Personal tutor for undergraduate & postgraduate students at all year levels
Member of post-doctoral group with focus on Participation in Everyday Life


Doctor of Philosophy University of Exeter (2001)

Diploma College of Occupational Therapists
Associate of the London College of Music 
Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music London

Extensive clinical background in paediatrics - children & teenagers in mainstream schools (DCD, ASD, other motor-sensori-perceptual issues), children with disabilities in specialist residential school (CP, MD, SB, OI, arthrogryphosis)
Currently engaged in part-time private practice with children and young people 
Keen interest in the concept of participation and occupation.
Clinical experience with people with spinal injury and other neurological conditions in National Medical Rehabilitation Centre Republic of Ireland
Clinical work with elderly people in hospital and rural community outpatients North West of Ireland.
Teaching experience at undergraduate & postgraduate level on BScOT, MScOT in Exeter.
Previously module leader for Distance Learning Masters programme: Philosophy, Models and Frames of Reference in Occupational Therapy University of Exeter and University of Plymouth
Visiting speaker on DEdPsych course Exeter University 

Professional membership

Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists

Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council
Member of the COT Specialist Section for Children, Young People & Families
Member of the COT Specialist Section for Independent Practitioners
Member of the National Handwriting Association
Registered Tutor National Handwriting Association