Rachel Russell

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Room C413

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Current positions



I qualified as an occupational therapist in 1994, specializing in community care practice and the use of housing modifications to support the health and wellbeing of individuals. In 2011 I gained an MSc in Accessibility and Inclusive Design with distinction. Presently, I completing an EPSRC-sponsored PhD with SURFACE, investigating the process used by occupational therapists when modifying home environments. In September 2015 I joined the occupational therapy teaching team at the University of Salford.

Areas of research

Integration, Ageing in Place, Built Environment, Home Adaptations/Modifications, Inclusive Design


  • Occupational Therapy

Research Interests

  • Built Environment
  • Occupational Performance
  • Home Modifications
  • Dementia
  • Older People

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapist
  • MSc (with distinction) Accessibility and Inclusive Design


  • British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • College of Occupational Therapists specialist section for Housing
  • College of Occupational Therapists specialist section for Older People