Mr Shaen Milward

Mr Shaen Milward

Lecturer/Placement Facilitator in Occupational Therapy

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)



Occupational Therapy Lecturer/ Placement Facilitator

I graduated from the University of Plymouth Occupational Therapy School. Soon after qualification, I worked in stroke rehabilitation and community mental health. I went on to work in the third sector, on a vanguard project supporting those with sight loss (project spanning health, social care and the third sector).

I have spent many years working in palliative care where I managed and worked clinically, leading a small team of therapists (Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy). My team and I supported clients in community and inpatient settings.

I hold a MA in Education, for which I studied at Plymouth Marjon University. My dissertation considered the link between Coaching as a method of support in aiding the transition from student to registered Occupational Therapist.

I currently teach at another local university, leading modules in advanced coaching and mentoring, leadership and management, at level 7.

Additionally, I work with the University of Plymouth Peninsula Medical School as a reflective practice portfolio assessor. In recent years I also facilitated ‘Jigsaw’ sessions at the medical school.


Bsc Occupational Therapy, with hons (1st Class)

Ma Education (Distinction)

Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management

Post Graduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

Professional membership

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council

Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists