Jane Hibberd


  • 2.06 Queens Building

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Personal profile

External Activities

  • Qualified risk assessor - October 2002
  • Treasurer of Eastern Region British Association of Occupational Therapists , 2007-2010

  • Chair of the College of Occupational Therapists Disability Forum, 2010 to date

Areas of Expertise

Occupational therapy; risk assessment; working with older people; equipment and adaptations for people with disabilities; students with disabilities.

Academic Background

  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy, St. Loye’s School of Occupational Therapy, Exeter, awarded 1990
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy - conversion course - Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, awarded 2001
  • Level 4 Certificate in Managing in Health and Social Care, awarded 2004 (member of the Chartered Management Institute)
  • Masters of Science Degree University of East Anglia, awarded 2011
  • Currently enrolled on Doctorate in Education programme, University of East Anglia

Additional Contacts

Typetalk / Text Direct 180020 1603591667

E-mail preferred

Key Research Interests

  • Equality and Diversity
  • Older people
  • Practice Education
  • Models and Theory of Occupational Therapy
  • Students with Disabilities in Higher Education
  • Capability Theory
  • Assessment and Outcome Measures

Teaching Interests

  • Role of occupational therapist in working with older people
  • Intermediate care
  • Assessment and outcome measures
  • Models and theoretical approaches to occupational therapy
  • Students with additional learning needs in higher education
  • Practice education


Administrative Posts

  • Disability Liaison Officer
  • Practice Education Coordinator for Occupational Therapy


Professional Activities

  • Qualified AMPS assessor (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills) - August 2001.
  • Qualified N.V.Q. assessor - gained the D32/D33 award in October 1999
  • In conjunction with colleagues from UEA, awarded teaching fellowship in 2007 looking at enhancing student experiences: discerning capabilities in the curriculum: 2007-2009


  • Basic Grade Occupational Therapist: Mitchell Day Centre, Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge (1990-1991)  
  • Basic Grade Occupational Therapist: Chesterton Hospital, Cambridge (1991-1992)
  • Basic Grade Occupational Therapist: Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge (1992-1994)
  • Senior II Occupational Therapist: Hinchingbrooke NHS Trust, Huntingdon (1994-1998)
  • Senior II Occupational Therapist: Lifespan Healthcare, Cambridge (1998-2001)
  • Senior I Occupational Therapist: Intermediate Care, Cambridge Primary Care Trust (2001-2005)
  • Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at UEA: February 2005
  •  Presentation on Memory Boxes (104KB, Powerpoint Presentation) 


Jane worked as an occupational therapist for 15 years in clinical practice before moving into higher education as a lecturer in occupational therapy at the University of East Anglia.  Whilst working in clinical practice she had a keen interest in the education of others, taking on the roles of NVQ assessor and practice educator.  Primary research interests include practice education, students with additional learning needs in higher education and working with older people.