Debbie Burrell

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton C408

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Current positions

Occupational Therapy Teaching and Learning Intern


Debbie qualified as an occupational therapist in 2012 and enjoyed working in mental health throughout practice. She worked in a variety of settings including forensics and rehabilitation, predominantly with women with a diagnosis of emotionally unstable personality disorder. Debbie is also trained in dialectical behavioral therapy which has supported the application of occupational therapy with this client group and has influenced research interests. Debbie joined University of Salford in 2021 as a Teaching and Learning Intern.


Module lead for Foundations of Occupational Therapy Practice (L4) and assisting with teaching across multiple modules in the BSc programme.

Research Interests

  • Self-harm as a 'dark' occupation
  • OT and women with EUPD

Qualifications and Memberships

  • MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-reg)
  • HCPC
  • RCOT