Charmaine Chandler

Charmaine Chandler

  • 1.19 Queens Building

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Personal profile


Charmaine is a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy and the Senior Adviser for The School of Health Sciences pre-registration learners.  She joined the School of Health Sciences as an associate tutor in 2015 and then went on to become a full time Lecturer in Occupational Therapy in 2016.  Charmaine is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and teaches on the BSc, MSc and Degree Apprenticeship in Occupational Therapy.  Her clinical background includes working with adults with neurological conditions and adults with learning disabilities.  

Academic Background

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice, University of East Anglia
  • MSc Clinical Research (NIHR route), University of East Anglia - Distinction
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, University of East Anglia - First Class Honours


  • July 2021 to present - Senior Adviser for The School of Health Sciences (pre-registration learners)
  • Feb 2019 - Feb 2022 - Course Director and Admissions Officer - MSc Occupational Therapy
  • 2016 to present - Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, University of East Anglia 
  • 2015-2016 - Senior Occupational Therapist, Adult Learning Disabilities Service, Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust (NCH&C)
  • 2014-2015 - MSc Clinical Research, University of East Anglia
  • 2015 - Senior Occupational Therapist, The Colman Centre for Specialist Rehabilitation Services, NCH&C
  • 2010-2014 - Band 5 Rotational Occupational Therapist, NCH&C.  Rotations included:
    • In-patient stroke rehabilitation
    • Stroke rehabilitation research
    • Community therapy
    • Adult learning disabilities
    • Community neurology


Professional Activities

Conference Presentations:


  • Dr Lisa Taylor & Charmaine Chandler (UEA), Dr Jennie Brentnall, Gretel Evans & Dr Merrolee Penman (University of Syndey) - Revolution in occupational therapy peer assisted practice education: An international research collaboration.  World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress August 2022 


  • Dr Lisa Taylor & Charmaine Chandler - The employability roadmap for placements – application to a peer assisted learning model of placement provision.  Advance HE 2021 Conference.
  • Dr Lisa Taylor & Charmaine Chandler - Is a peer assisted learning placement a recipe for success? (poster presentation).  The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Virtual Conference 2021
  • Dr Lisa Taylor & Charmaine Chandler - A Peer Assisted Learning placement model – a win win solution for placement capacity issues.  The Royal College of Occupational Therapist Annual Conference 2021

External Activities

Committee Member - Norfolk Occupational Therapy Peer Group