Mrs Samantha Turner

Mrs Samantha Turner

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)


My role at the University of Plymouth focuses on teaching mainly the BSc Occupational Therapy programme. I have occasional input with the MSc pre-registration students. I am a member of the placements team which requires provision pf support to coordinate, educate and work towards ensuring that all of our students engage in and experience a range of clinical placements. I am the lead member of staff for the first year Occupational Therapy students. My clinical experience has been varied within a number of different physical settings in London and the South West. I specialised in the area of neurological rehabilitation for a number of years. I have also previously worked in managerial roles within the NHS in the South West of England. 


BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

Professional membership

I am HCPC registered. I am a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and the Specialist Section of Neurological Practice. 

Teaching interests

I have module leadership responsibility for the following modules:

- OCT118- Psycho-social Concepts of Occupation
- OCT213- Occupational Presence- Volunteering
- OCT312- Practice Placement: Critical Appraisal

Research interests

I am currently engaged in MSc level study in Advanced Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy. I have a range of research interests and will be exploring these further in my research dissertation next year. I am also currently studying towards achieving my PGCAP higher education teaching qualification.