Career History

Professional Qualifications and Professional Memberships:

PhD

BSc Occupational Therapy

BTEC Diploma in Health Science

Post graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice

Career Summary:

1994-1997

Basic Grade rotation.  Oncology, Rheumatology, Orthopaedics, Elderly Psychiatry, Cardiac Rehab, Elderly General Medicine, Adult Acute Psychiatry

1997-1998 Senior II O.T.  Adult Acute Psychiatry
1998-2003

Senior I O.T. Adult Acute Psychiatry. From 2000 onwards Psychological Therapies Service.

2003-2004

Head III OTPsychological Therapies. Locality Lead part time. . Part time.

2004-2005

Locum Occupational Therapist.

2005-Lecturer Occupational Therapy. University of East Anglia. Norwich. Current.

All Publications

Collins, M.

(2013)

Asklepian Dreaming and the Spirit of Transformational Healing: Linking the Placebo Response to Therapeutic Uses of Self,

in Journal of Religion and Health

52

(1)

pp. 32-45

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Collins, M., Lindqvist, S.

(2013)

Interprofessional practice and rank dynamics: evolving effective team collaboration through emotional, social, occupational, and spiritual intelligences ,

in The Changing Roles of Doctors.

Radcliffe Publishing

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Collins, M.

(2007)

Healing and the Soul: finding the future in the past,

in Spirituality and Health International

8

(1)

pp. 31-38

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Collins, M.

(2006)

Taking a lead on stress: rank and relationship awareness in the NHS,

in Journal of Nursing Management

14

(4)

pp. 310-317

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Collins, M.

(2006)

Unfolding spirituality: working with and beyond definitions,

in International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

13

(6)

pp. 254-258

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Collins, M., Wells, H.

(2006)

The politics of consciousness: illness or individuation?,

in Psychotherapy and Politics International

4

(2)

pp. 131-141

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Collins, M.

(2004)

Dreaming and Occupation,

in British Journal of Occupational Therapy

67

(2)

pp. 96-98

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Collins, M.

(2004)

Rank: understanding the subtle dynamics of rank,

in Health Service Journal

114

(5918)

pp. 31-31

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Collins, M.

(2001)

Who is Occupied? Consciousness, Self Awareness and the Process of Human Adaptation,

in Journal of Occupational Science Australia

8

(1)

pp. 25-32

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

  • Exploring the links between spirituality and occupational therapy.
  • Developing the connections between human occupation and transpersonal perspectives.
  • Evolving an occupational focus to support people through transformational crisis.

Grants

Member of a research team led by Dr Rod Lambert, where we are putting in a  bid to the UK Occupational Therapy Research Foundation: The manualisation of an evidence-based occupational therapy lifestyle intervention for mental health.

Enterprise and Engagement

I am exploring funding to work on issues of empowerment and well-being in local disadvantaged communities.

Research Group Membership

  • RSC Participation research group
  • Member of a new and evolving UEA network that is considering Spirituality in HE

Teaching Interests

Current teaching activity is focused mainly on BSc occupational therapy and the MSc occupational therapy courses. Main areas of teaching are:

  • The science of human occupation.
  • Mental health and recovery.
  • Spirituality.

Key Responsibilities

Administrative Posts

  • Director of Admissions - School of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Admissions officer for Occupational Therapy BSc and MSc courses

Administrative Responsibilities

Module coordinator for:
2OPY (BSc)
3OPY (BSc)