Dr Sebastien Pollet is an Occupational Therapist and Research Fellow based in Psychology at the University of Southampton.
Dr Pollet’s main interest is in developing innovative health interventions and delivery methods (including the use of existing or novel technologies) that help individuals prevent, manage, and improve health conditions.
Using the Person-Based Approach, he has contributed to the development and/or evaluation of several digital health interventions such as LifeCIT, a self-directed home-based programme of Constraint Induced Therapy after stroke; Active Brains, which aims to reduce cognitive decline in older adults through physical activity, online brain training, and healthy eating; Renewed, which offers lifestyle and wellbeing support for cancer survivors; and Empathico, a training programme for Primary Care Practitioners in Empathy and Optimism which aims to improve outcomes for patients with osteoarthritis.
External roles and responsibilities
Dr Pollet is registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professionals Council and has worked in the NHS with people with neurological and musculoskeletal conditions in various clinical contexts, from acute hospital settings to community rehabilitation services.
Dr Pollet holds a PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Southampton in the UK, as well as a BSc in Occupational Therapy (McGill University, Canada) and a BSc in Computer Science (University of Montréal, Canada). His PhD thesis focused on investigating cortical activity changes associated with robotic upper limb rehabilitation after stroke.