Rachel Martin

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Room C402

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy


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. In addition to lecturing, she has held a wide variety of administrative posts, and is currently the programme leader for the MSc pre-reg occupational therapy programme, the enterprise lead for Occupational Therapy and the Directorate of Allied and Public Health's quality assurance lead. She is experienced in programme development and management, with involvement in both educational and clinical inter-disciplinary initiatives. 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 prescription, social exclusion/inclusion, vocational rehabilitation/work as a health outcome, qualitative research and practice evaluation. Rachel is a member of the Social Prescribing Hub and also part of an interdisciplinary vocational rehabilitation team, which both have service delivery, research and evaluation functions.


  • Occupational therapy
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Social prescribing

Research Interests

  • Social prescription
  • Social exclusion/inclusion
  • Vocational rehabilitation/work as a health outcome
  • Qualitative research
  • Practice evaluation

Qualifications and Memberships

  • MSc
  • PGCert HE & Research
  • DipCOT
  • HCPC
  • VRA
  • FHEA