Esmé is an independent occupational therapist, academic researcher, and experienced university lecturer. She is a clinical specialist in dementia care with a range of experience working in, and leading, dementia services across Staffordshire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester, and remains a HCPC registered occupational therapist. “Occupational therapy practice, values and professional identity remains at the heart of my academic and research work.”

As a teaching fellow with the Higher Education Academy, Esmé also has considerable teaching experience as a senior academic working at several universities in the UK.  She has contributed to the development, delivery, and evaluation of courses at BSc, MSc and professional CPD level. With a particular interest in blended learning and online pedagogy, she also works as an approved assessor for the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

With a good publishing record, Esmé is also a reviewer for several scientific journals, research blogger and has supervised research at both BSc and MSc level. Her own doctoral research explored the lived experience of both family carers and people with early-stage dementia who used safer walking technology to maintain outdoor occupations.