My experience

2005 ongoing : Inclusive design consultant on the design of housing to maximise housing options for older and disabled people. Housing LIN Associate, Motionspot Associate, OT Service Associate,

 

2011 to 2014 - Research Assistant Centre for Research and Development, Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton on BRIDGE Building Research and Innovative Deals for a Green Economy

 

2005 ongoing  : Specialist occupational therapist advising on the design of new build accessible and inclusive housing, Extra Care , Supported Housing  

 

2010 expert observer on RSA Design and Rehabiltiation Workshop and Dr Tom Ainsworth PhD Research Improving exercise devices for people with rheumatoid arthritis

 

2008-2010 Design and Traditional Indian Manufacturing  student led design research project

 

2010  Production Assistant, Gee Gee, Film 4 backed short film directed by Peter Straughan

 

2008 Art fabrication of  100% Sustainable Stand at 100% Design at Earls Court

and at Fabrica, Brighton : The Elephant Bed by John Grade,  , The Undercroft, Vincent Mauger

 

2006 Art Department Prop Maker on Reptile Day 

 

2003 to2009 : Module Leader for Disability and Society Module on the Inclusive Design MA at the London Metropolitan University

 

1992 to 2010 occupational therapist in housing, health and social care settings

 

1980 to 1989 work for voluntary sector organisations including Greenpeace and Scope Assessment Centre as an information officer

 

Qualifications

2010 BA 3D Design , First Class Honours , University of Brighton

2002  MA Design Research for Disability: London Metropolitan University

1992  Diploma of College of Occupational Therapy : Oxford Polytechnic

 

Awards

2020 Elma Shearer Award for excellence in promoting occupational therapy in housing

2010 Santander Award for Excellence and Achievement in Design

2009 University of Brighton  Faculty of Art and Design Award for Excellence in Academic Study

 

Publications and Events

2019 Adaptations without Delay Russell, R., Walker, M., Copeman, I., Porteus, J

2017 Access Checklist

2016 : Getting the Message Across : Effective communication methods for housing OTs

2014 

COT Annual Conference : Before and After the Drawing Board

Edulearn Conference Barcelona  The True Value of Materials: Establishing a Community of Practice and Transdisciplinary Learners.."

2010 New Designers

          Street Stuff - book documenting urban environment

          Design and Traditional Indian Manufacturing: Our Experience

2009 Review for BJOT of

        Occupational Therapy and Inclusive Design by Maggie Conway

2007 OTs working with designers Walker,M: OT News 8:39

2006  Any colour so long as its beige Fall, A and Walker, M OT News 3:18-19

2005 Fall, A + Walker, M - Keynote at Innovation through Inclusive design 

        COT/Helen Hamlyn Research Centre

2004 COT Conference Workshop on Inclusive Design with Andrea Fall

2003 COT Conference: Hands Free Cup of Tea