Occupational therapy team

Image of Anna AtkinsonAnna Atkinson
Occupational Therapist at Fullerton House School

My role includes working alongside the MDT and look at young people’s sensory needs, independence skills, home and school environments and their engagement in activities.

I graduated from Northumbria University in 2015. Whilst at university I had a number of placements which included an Inpatient Learning Disability Unit, Care of the Elderly Ward, an Inpatient Dementia Unit and an International Paediatric placement in Malta. Once I had graduated I came to work at the Hesley Group in one of the adult services before moving to Fullerton House School in July 2016.

I first came into contact with an Occupational Therapist when my grandparents required some adaptations in their home. We got chatting and I learnt more about the role and found that you can work with people of any age in a variety of different settings. Having a special interest in children and their development, I would like to continue to explore the role of an OT have a long-term career aspiration to work in a neonatal environment with babies and their families or community paediatrics.

Meet another member of the Occupational Therapy Team...
Rachel O'Sullivan - Head of Therapies and Occupational Therapist covering all sites within Hesley Group
Anna Duncan - Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist covering all sites within Hesley Group
Liz Whiteside - Occupational Therapist at Community Solutions and the Specialist Colleges
Holly Fenton - Occupational Therapist at Hesley Village
Katie Wade - Occupational Therapist at Hesley Village
Rebecca Hillier - Occupational Therapist at Low Laithes and Fullerton House School
Victoria Blunt - Occupational Therapist at Wilsic Hall School
Natalie Foster - Therapy Assistant at Low Laithes
Lauren Waddington - Therapy Assistant at Fullerton House School