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Personal profile

Academic Biography

Geoff is a lecturer in occupational therapy and a practice placement coordinator.

He was a former student at Teesside University and qualified in 2010. Geoff has worked in numerous clinical areas such as stroke rehabilitation, general medicine and safeguarding. Geoff has an expertise in housing and social care and project lead in 2013 on the implementation of a social housing occupational therapy service in a local authority. The service is now embedded in the local authorities social care services. 

Geoff has a keen interest in capacity and deprivation of liberty, he is a qualified best interest assessor and is keen to coninue to pursue this area.

Geoff teaches professional practice and professional bodies guidance.

Academic Responsibilities

Practice placement tutor

Module lead on the following modules:

Promoting Independent Lives

Occupational Therapy Professional Practice

Practice Placement 4

Msc Practice Placement 1,2,3 and 4

Academic Achievements

Working towards Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Educatiion - 2020-2022

BSc(Hons) Occupational Therapy 2007-2010

Best Interest Assessor qualification 

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Professional Standards

Moving and Handling

Assistive equipment aids


Social care

Education/Academic qualification

Northumbria University

Award Date: 30 Nov 2017

Bachelor, Teesside University

Award Date: 30 Jun 2010