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Rachel is a senior lecturer who has been teaching in higher education since 1993. She is a HCPC registered occupational therapist with a background in mental health and learning disabilities. She has held a wide variety of administrative posts, including programme leadership and is currently the Directorate of Occupational Therapy’s Business Champion.
She has expertise in occupational therapy theory and practice and understands the impact of engagement in occupation on health and wellbeing. She is interested in the therapeutic use of activity, social exclusion/inclusion, vocational rehabilitation, models of practice, enquiry based learning and qualitative research.
Rachel is a member of the University of Salford’s Vocational Rehabilitation Service Team; which has service delivery and research functions.
Her primary teaching responsibilities are to the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy full and part time programmes and she provides research supervision to students on the MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy programme
Social exclusion risk factors and the promotion of social inclusion for health and wellbeing
The effectiveness of Arts on Prescription in anxiety and depression management
Qualifications and Memberships
MSc in Sociology
PGCE Higher Education & Research
HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist
Member of the College of Occupational Therapists, British Association of Occupational Therapists and World Federation of Occupational Therapists
Supyk, J, Martin, R E and Marsden, D 2007, An innovative approach to programme delivery within an allied health degree in: Evidence Based Practice: Inter-Professional Conference, May 2007, Liverpool, UK.
Martin. R, Supyk. R, (2004) Modernising Pre-Registration Education for the Allied Health Professions – Utilising Inter-Professional PBL. Problem Based Learning Conference Proceedings, University of Salford. ISBN 0902896652.
Tickle. E, Martin. R, (2010) Self-Directed Care – Is there a Role for Occupational Therapists? Facilitated Poster; College of Occupational Therapists 34th Annual Conference, Conference Centre, Brighton.
Martin. R, Supyk. J, Bowden. P, Dodgeon. J, Smith, C (2008) The Integrated Team: Are Four Heads Better Than One? Poster; International Interprofessional Health and Social Care Conference, University of Salford.
Supyk. J, Martin. R, Bowden. P, Dodgeon. J, Smith, C (2008) The Realities of Delivering IPE; the Oasis in the Desert! Presentation; International Interprofessional Health and Social Care Conference, University of Salford.
Supyk. J, Martin. R, Marsden. D, (2007) An Innovative Partnership Approach to Programme Delivery Between Practice and Education. Presentation; College of Occupational Therapists 31st Annual Conference, International Conference Centre, Manchester.
Martin. R, Supyk. J, (2007) Evaluating the University of Salford’s Inter-Professional Programme for the Allied Health Professions. Poster; College of Occupational Therapists 31st Annual Conference, International Conference Centre, Manchester.
Martin. R, Supyk. J, Dodgeon. J, Crozier. S, Bowden. P, (2004) Modernising Pre-Registration – Utilising Inter-Professional PBL for the Allied Health Professions. Presentation; Problem Based Learning International Conference, Cancun, Mexico.
Bates, P. (2010) The Inclusion Web Resource Pack. National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTI) – review of document prior to finalisation and circulation.