I am an occupational therapist and PhD student. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to gain valuable clinical experience while commencing a research career straight after graduating. I’ve always been a curious person and enjoy putting my energy into understanding concepts and processes. Ultimately I believe that engaging in occupation is A Good Thing, but would like to understand the complexities as to ‘how’ and ‘why’ it is so.
I’m also an ex service-user, who has recovered from Borderline Personality Disorder (sometimes also referred to as Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Anorexia and Bulimia.
I hope this blog can help me develop my academic writing and reflections, as well as providing a space to explore the experience of entering a profession of which I once was a (somewhat difficult and unmanageable) client.