Staff Profile

  • Jane’s clinical experience spans a number of settings within statutory, private and contemporary areas of practice, including as a community enablement worker for a Midlands inner-city charity, as a health advisor for people on long-term sickness absence from work, working with people experience first episode psychosis in the community, in a forensic neurological service supporting males with Huntington’s Disease and acquired brain injury and, most recently, as the senior OT for in-patient rehabilitation and care in a specialist neurological care centre.

  • Jane has worked as a lecturer & admissions tutor in Occupational Therapy at Coventry University on both hourly paid and permanent contract at various times over the last 9 years. Jane has also created module content for the Assistant Practitioner foundation degree at Coventry University.

  • Jane conducted empirical research exploring the attendance of community craft groups which was later published in Occupational therapies without borders (see below).

  • Diamond, J. and Gordon, I. (2017) Community crafts: A sustainable resource contributing to health, well-being and community cohesion. In Sakellariou, D. and Pollard, N. (eds) Occupational therapies without borders: integrating justice with practice. 2nd ed. Oxford: Elsevier, pp.468-475.