I’m Kirsty Stanley (she/her) and I’m an Occupational Therapist (HCPC Registered) and a Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (as an individual).
I completed my BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy at St. Loyes in Exeter between 1996 and 1999.
I then completed a hospital rotation over 3 years followed by working in a community rehabilitation team for 4.
In 2006 I moved into Higher Education as a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy where I completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Care Education and started my doctorate. My teaching focus was on Continuing Professional Development (CPD), occupational therapy assessment and planning and client-centred practice. I also co-ordinated the course admissions for a number of years.
In October 2011 I was one of the founding member of the #OTalk Twitter chat team – you can find out more about #OTalk here. Although I have stepped back from this role I still regularly frequent Twitter.
In Nov 2014 I left Higher Education to return to practice in the NHS. I worked in a Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Service between 2015-2019.
Outside of work I am a keen book blogger and creative writer (I also have a BA (Hons) in Literature from The Open University).
I am now self-employed as an Independent Occupational Therapist and Writer and looking to develop an innovative range of occupation based services delivered both face to face and virtually.
Please contact me using the form below – I offer a free 15 minute consultation for all services I provide.