Career History

Professional Qualifications and professional memberships

  • 1977 Diploma in Occupational Therapy. Derby School of Occupational Therapy.
  • 1996 MSc in Research Methods, with distinction. University of Derby.
  • 2006 PhD, Sheffield University
  • Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Member of the British Association of Hand Therapists

Career summary

After some early, general experience, the majority of the clinical career was devoted to hand therapy services. A career in education in commenced in 2005.

All Publications

Payne, C., Jerosch-Herold, C., Mason, R.


Key outcomes for shoulder problems: An ICF-based study to determine how well patient reported measures capture patients' perspectives,

in Manual Therapy


pp. e52-e53

Full Text



Mason, R., Butterfint, Z., Allen, R., Bygrave, K., Gelder, E., Pomroy, E.


Learning about Professionalism within Practice-based Education: what are we looking for?,

in International Journal of Practice-Based Learning in Health and Social Care



UEA Repository



Mcarthur, M., Mason, R.


Theory into practice: a model to facilitate the integration of CPD,

in Tools for Continuing Professional Development.

Quay Books

pp. 171-181

UEA Repository



Payne, C., Jerosch-Herold, C., Mason, R.


Key outcomes for shoulder pain: the final countdown,

UEA Repository



Payne, C., Jerosch-Herold, C., Mason, R.


Key outcomes for shoulder pain: an ICF based comparison of the outcomes which patients consider important and the content of patient-reported measures,

UEA Repository



Jerosch-Herold, C., Mason, R., Chojnowski, A.


A Qualitative Study of the Experiences and Expectations of Surgery in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,

in Journal of Hand Therapy



pp. 54-62

Full Text UEA Repository



Sinha, R., Cresswell, T., Mason, R., Chakrabarti, I.


Functional benefit of Dupuytren's surgery,

in Journal of Hand Surgery-British



pp. 378-381

UEA Repository



Key Research Interests

PhD work analysed the professional identity of occupational therapists. This was a qualitative study using a symbolic interactionist framework. Other projects have examined CPD provision and the evaluation of a Healthy Living Centre. Also, an investigation was undertaken to explore the experiences of patients undergoing treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome using a mixed methods study. Work is underway to evaluate the implementation of a Professionalism Charter.

Research interests

Professionalism, professional identity and socialisation

Teaching Interests

Teaching activity is focussed on the BSc, MSc pre-registration programmes and post graduate Masters Programmes.

  • Human Sciences
  • Qualitative research
  • Professional development
  • Occupational therapy theory and practice

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Reviewer for the British Journal of Occupational therapy - 2008 to present
  • Reviewer for the Journal of the British Association of Hand Therapists
  • External examiner Brunel University - 2013 to present

Enterprise and Engagement activities

  • Creation of Professionalism Charter for health students for HEoE - 2013
  • Creation of Professionalism Charter for qualified staff - 2013
  • Creation of care and respect package for support workers - 2013

Key Responsibilities

Academic Lead for Values Charter project

Professionalism Lead


Administrative Posts

  • Module Organiser HSC-6021Y
  • Professionalism Lead