About a year ago I was given an opportunity of leaving the comfort of the NHS to undertake a PhD. Being a year into my PhD I want to use this blog as a way of reflecting on what I’m learning, what I am doing and what I am finding out through my research endeavours. Hopefully by committing to blogging I will keep the momentum of the PhD process going – fingers crossed! My intention is to commit to at least one blog a week to reflect on where I’m at with things in the journey I’m on.
For those who don’t know me I am an Occupational Therapist by profession. My main passion is the use of the built environment to support people’s occupational performance (basically ensuring people are able to do the things they want, need and have to do in their everyday lives without being hindered by the built environment). Having completed an MSc in Accessibility and Inclusive Design I was given an opportunity to complete a PhD. So, I am now based with the SURFACE Team within the School of the Built Environment at University of Salford study. My research is looking at how Occupational Therapists can use the concept of Building Information Modelling to improve the design and delivery of housing modifications.
Wish me luck!