Reader in Occupational Therapy, Life Balance and Wellbeing, Cardiff University

My research interests are focused on how neoliberal capitalism impacts on stress at work and how living a more meaningful and balanced life can enhance health, wellbeing and resilience. My most recent book on this, ‘Challenging stress, burnout and rust-out: Finding balance in busy lives’ particularly explores how neoliberal capitalism impacts on stress at work, work-life or occupational balance and creates the stress and pressures of our modern lifestyles. I purport a focus on a meaning orientation in life as opposed to productivity and growth to address this at indivudal and social levels. I am also interested in how facilitating wellbeing in organisational cultures can support health, wellbeing and resilience.

I have also researched and published papers on the teaching of care and compassion in health and social care practice; integrated teams, professionalisation and professional identity in health and social care practice and problem based learning.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Reader, Cardiff University
  • 2005–2014
    Senior lecturer, Cardiff University

Education

  • 2012 
    Cardiff University, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • HCPC
  • RCOT

Honours

Fellow of Health Education Academy