My experience

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

Current since 2007: Senior Practitioner OT advising on the design of new build Extra Care and supported housing commissioned by ESCC for people with physical, cognitive and sensory impairments.

2010 expert observer on RSA Design and Rehabiltiation Workshop

2010  input as expert observer for 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 Assistant on fabrication of 100% Sustainable Stand at 100% Design at Earls Court

2008-2010 Art Fabrication assistant for large scale site specific sculptures at Fabrica, Brighton : The Elephant Bed by John Grade,  , The Undercroft, Vincent Mauger

2006 Art Department Prop Maker on Reptile Day 

2005 ongoing : Inclusive design consultant on new build Extra Care and Supported housing developments in East Sussex. Working with housing providers to maximise housing options for older and disabled people

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 health and social care settings providing assessment and advice on adaptive techniques, equipment and home adaptations.

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
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
2014
COT Annual Conference Brighton presentation: Before and After the Drawing Board
Edulearn Conference Barcelona presentation: 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 Introductory presentation with Andrea Fall at Innovation through Inclusive design 
  COT/Helen Hamlyn Research Centre
2004 COT Conference Eastbourne Workshop on Inclusive Design with Andrea Fall
2003 COT Conference Harrogate presentation: Hands Free Cup of Tea

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