Dr. Jenny Ceolta-Smith

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Room C411

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Current positions



I graduated from the University College of Ripon and York St John in 1994. I went on to work as a practitioner and manager in occupational therapy. My work included adult physical and mental health services in the UK which were delivered by the NHS, social serviced and private sector. I have particular expertise in working in intermediate care and vocational rehabilitation services. I have taught occupational therapy for a year in Bangladesh and Masters students undertaking vocational rehabilitation studies at Sheffield Hallam University. I joined the Directorate of Occupational Therapy at the University of Salford in 2014. I am the International Lead for the Directorate of Occupational Therapy. I have recently been co-opted as a trustee of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association. 


Undergraduate and post graduate including the Masters in Occupational and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Research Interests

My research interest centre around health, work and inequalities. I am particularly interested in health-related support within welfare-to-work provision and emerging roles for occupational therapists within vocational rehabilitation fields and any related professional and ethical challenges.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD - Sheffield Hallam University
  • Master of Business Administration - Huddersfield University
  • BHs (Hons) in Occupational Therapy - The University College of Ripon and York St John.


  • British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • The Vocational Rehabilitation Association