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Mick Collins


  • 1.11 Queens Building

Personal profile


Professional Qualifications and Professional Memberships:


BSc Occupational Therapy

BTEC Diploma in Health Science

Post graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice

Career Summary:


Basic Grade rotation.  Oncology, Rheumatology, Orthopaedics, Elderly Psychiatry, Cardiac Rehab, Elderly General Medicine, Adult Acute Psychiatry

1997-1998 Senior II O.T.  Adult Acute Psychiatry

Senior I O.T. Adult Acute Psychiatry. From 2000 onwards Psychological Therapies Service.


Head III OTPsychological Therapies. Locality Lead part time. . Part time.


Locum Occupational Therapist.

2005-Lecturer Occupational Therapy. University of East Anglia. Norwich. Current.

Key Research Interests

  • Exploring the links between spirituality and occupational therapy.
  • Developing the connections between human occupation and transpersonal perspectives.
  • Evolving an occupational focus to support people through transformational crisis.


Member of a research team led by Dr Rod Lambert, where we are putting in a  bid to the UK Occupational Therapy Research Foundation: The manualisation of an evidence-based occupational therapy lifestyle intervention for mental health.

Enterprise and Engagement

I am exploring funding to work on issues of empowerment and well-being in local disadvantaged communities.

Key Responsibilities

Administrative Posts

  • Director of Admissions - School of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Admissions officer for Occupational Therapy BSc and MSc courses

Administrative Responsibilities

Module coordinator for:
2OPY (BSc)
3OPY (BSc)

Research Group or Lab Membership

  • RSC Participation research group
  • Member of a new and evolving UEA network that is considering Spirituality in HE

Areas of Expertise

Spirituality in therapeutic practice. Spirituality and continuing professional development. Understanding transformational crisis.

Teaching Interests

Current teaching activity is focused mainly on BSc occupational therapy and the MSc occupational therapy courses. Main areas of teaching are:

  • The science of human occupation.
  • Mental health and recovery.
  • Spirituality.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being