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University of Sunderland

Cath Turner

Cath Turner

Occupational Therapist, University of Sunderland

Since 1989, I have dedicated my career to the field of Occupational Therapy, working in a diverse array of settings. With decades of experience, I now contribute to the profession's future by serving at the University of Sunderland, where I help educate and mentor the next generation of Occupational Therapists.

In addition to my academic role, I remain actively engaged in clinical practice. Each week, I spend a day working with trainees at a horticultural day centre for individuals with learning disabilities. This hands-on involvement not only enriches my teaching but also allows me to continue making a direct impact on the lives of those in need of specialized care and support.