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Miss Sarah L McGinley BSc, MSc, FHEA

Occupational Therapy Lecturer & Admissions Tutor

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I am an Occupational Therapist with experience in neurological rehabilitation and specialist palliative care.

I am an Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Lecturer and Admissions Tutor for the BSc (Hons) and MSc occupational therapy programs at the University of Southampton.

I joined the University of Southampton in 2012 as a clinical secondee and skills facilitator. In 2016 I joined the occupational therapy team as admissions tutor and occupational therapy lecturer. I am currently studying part-time for a Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD).


Research interests

  • Making Internationalisation a Reality for Occupational Therapy Students (MIROTS): An Erasmus + funded transnational occupational therapy education project(s) with international partners National University Ireland, Galway; Lund University, Sweden; Bournemouth University, UK.
  • Further development of MIROTS projects with additional partners in Artevelde University, Ghent; University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Pre-entry selection assessment results and final degree outcomes of occupational therapy students: Are there relationships?

Research projects

With current financial support from the Elizabeth Casson Trust, I am completing a Professional Doctorate of Education (EdD). I am developing a research project titled “The assessment, identification and recording of academic and professional skills used by United Kingdom Higher Education Institutions at the point of selection onto pre-registration Occupational Therapy programmes: Development of a core recruitment and selection outcome set”.

Research group

Active Health for Living

  • Admissions Tutor for BSc (Hons) and MSc occupational therapy programs
  • Role Emerging Placement Supervisor
  • Academic Integrity Officer (AIO)
  • Member of Athena Swann Committee
  • Personal Academic Tutor
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  • Module Lead: OCCT2025 Therapeutic Engagement and Partnerships in Occupational Therapy II
  • Assistant Module Lead: OCCT1034 Therapeutic Engagement and Partnerships in Occupational Therapy I
Miss Sarah L McGinley
Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number : 67/3005

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