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Sallyscott roberts

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Diploma in Occupational Therapy,
Masters in Education


I joined the University in 2008 from Cardiff University. I lead the MA Autism and the MSc Developmental Disorders courses, contributing to a range of other undergraduate and postgraduate courses on these specialist areas at USW and proposed course for DAS Singapore. In addition, I work clinically and collaboratively on research with the Dyscovery Centre, an internationally renowned centre that offers assessment, training and research on Developmental Disorders. My research focus is in the field of developmental disorders and I am currently leading a research project exploring the incidence and impact of falls on adults with significant motor difficulties


Scott-Roberts, S (2010) Psychosocial influences on human movement In Everett, T & Kell, C (2010) Human Movement: An Introductory Text. London: Churchill Livingstone /Elsevier.
Scott-Roberts, S; Stead, P & Morgan, G (2010) Becoming lifelong learners in health and social care In Clouston et al (2010) Problem-based learning in Health and Social Care. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.


Health Professions Council – Occupational Therapist
College of Occupational Therapy- Full professional membership
Higher Education Academy – Fellow of the HEA


Public Engagement Activities and Esteem Indicators

External Verifier for Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Higher Education Academy assessment panel (2010-present)
Journal reviewer – British Journal of Occupational Therapy (2009-present)
Consultancy work with REACH supported living
University external examiner at:
Sheffield and Hallam University, Master Degree in Rehabilitation (2009-2012) York St John, Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation (2005- 2009)
Chair of BBC Wales Charities Forum (Children in Need; 2005 -2009) Ongoing consultancy.
Panel member of BBC Wales Charities Forum (Children in Need;2002-2005)
Curriculum development team member, trainer and volunteer for Girl Guiding UK (2011-present)


Expertise or Interest

Developmental Disorders – I am currently leading a research project exploring the incidence and impact of falls on adults with significant motor difficulties

Grants Awarded

Research grant awarded from the University of Wales, Newport Research Support scheme (2013-present)
Falls in adults with significant motor difficulties: Quantifying the incidence, severity and cost to the individual.
British Council funded visit (March 2003) to The Ukrainian Medical Rehabilitation Centre for children with Organic Disorders, Kyiv.
To conduct clinical workshops and seminar sessions on the facilitation of family centred therapy.
DIFED funded project (2001-2003) in conjunction with The Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy, Kolkata.
To support the team to design and deliver rehabilitation for individuals with a disability who dwell in the bustees/slums of Kolkata.


15 students completing Masters level dissertations (MA Autism and MA SEN).
6 students completing MSc dissertations (Developmental Disorders

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