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School of Health and Society

Carol Bartley



I qualified as an occupational therapist in August 1984.  My clinical experience involves working with people in a variety of settings most notably health and social care, assessing and providing major and minor adaptations and equipment for people with complex disabilities.  Latterly I worked as lead therapist for a complex seating and wheelchair service, assessing people for bespoke seating inserts interfaced onto wheeled mobility bases.  I joined the University of Salford as a lecturer practitioner in September 2012 and became a permanent member of the occupational therapy directorate in September 2013. 


Undergraduate BSc occupational Therapy Full and Part time

Level 4 Year Manager

Research Interests

My professional interests involve pressure care and comfort  in seating for people with mobility problems, ergonomics and its application in the workplace and 24 hour posture management.

Qualifications and Memberships


Currently studying for PG CAP


Webb, J., Szczepura, K., Bartley, C. 2016.  ‘The Comfier bed converter: an innovation for pressure management and comfort.’ Equipment Services pp18-24.


Bartley, C., Webb, J., Bayley, J. 2015 ‘Multi-disciplinary approaches to moving and handling for formal and informal carers in community palliative care’ International Journal of Palliative Nursing 21 (1) pp 17-22


Bartley, C. 2015. ‘A marriage made in heaven? Pressure and comfort in wheelchair cushions.’  Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors.  Taylor and Francis London, UK pp 67-71. Conference Proceedings The International Conference of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.


Bartley, C., McKenna, J. 2013.  The role of the lecturer practitioner: reflections from an occupational therapy perspective.  ‘International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation’ 20 (12) pp 578-579