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Ria Lonsdale


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Academic Biography

I have 16 years clinical experience working as an occupational therapist in a variety of fields.  As a lecturer I teach and lead modules across the BSc and MSc occupational therapy programmes, as well as the foundation degree for associate practitioners.  I supervise students undertaking the MSc in advanced clinical practice, and provide dissertation support to students on the occupational therapy programmes.  I have particular expertise in the condition of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), and as such I teach on the subject across other programmes in the School of Health and Life Sciences.

Summary of Research Interests

My research interests are concerned with the condition Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), in particular the rehabilitation of those with the condition, and their difficulties accessing health care.    

Education/Academic qualification

Master, MSc Health and Social Care Sciences , Teesside University

Award Date: 19 Sept 2014

Bachelor, BSc Occupational Therapy , University of East Anglia

Award Date: 14 Jul 2005