Career History

  • 1977-1983 Junior/Senior Occupational Therapist, Chace Village, Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, Middlesex.
  • 1983-1984 Independent practice (part-time), Cheshire.
  • 1984-1991 Senior Occupational Therapist, Hales Hospital & Little Plumstead Hospital, Nr Norwich.
  • 1991-1993 Deputy Head Occupational Therapist, Jenny Lind Child Development Centre, Norwich.
  • 1993- Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, University of East Anglia, Norwich.  

Academic Background

  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy London 1977
  • Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies) Open University 1981
  • Diploma in Professional Studies (Sev Hand) Council of National Academic Awards 1983
  • Master of Arts (Ed of children in special schools) University of East Anglia 1987
  • Certificate in Education (Further Education) 1990


Memory Boxes Presentation (104KB, Powerpoint Presentation) 

All Publications

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Jepson, J., Chia, S., Curran, M., Watson, M.

(2009)

Assistive technology in care homes: an evaluation of introducing assistive technology into care homes in Norfolk,

University of East Anglia (UEA)

(Other report)

(Published)


Birch, A., Chia, S.

(2007)

A literature review: the effectiveness of therapeutic horse riding as a treatment medium in Occupational Therapy,

in Mental Health Occupational Therapy

12

(1)

pp. 15-19

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Chia, S.

(2007)

Preventing 'burnout',

in International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

14

(3)

pp. 102-102

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bailey, C., Chia, S., Wright, J.

(2006)

To interview or not to interview? That is the question,

in International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

13

(11)

pp. 490-490

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Chia, S., Gabriel, H., St John, C.

(2006)

Sensory motor activities for early development,

in Winslow (Hebrew Edition)

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hibberd, J., Chia, S.

(2006)

The image of occupational therapy,

in British Journal of Occupational Therapy

69

(11)

pp. 489-489

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Micallef, T., Chia, S.

(2006)

The use of assessments in occupational therapy in Malta,

in International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

13

(12)

pp. 542-542

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Rumford, H., Chia, S.

(2006)

Finding the evidence: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sensory integrative dysfunction,

in Sensor Net

26

pp. 14-18

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Chia, S.

(2005)

Assessment for and provision of positioning equipment for children with motor impariments,

in International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

12

(3)

pp. 126-131

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Chia, S.

(2005)

Let us not become institutionalized,

in Nursing and Residential Care

7

(2)

pp. 53-53

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Chia, S.

(2005)

Part five: How to create a reminiscence room,

in Nursing and Residential Care

7

(5)

pp. 223-225

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Chia, S., Heathcote, J., Quinn, P., Plummer, M.

(2005)

Part one: the value of reminiscence,

in Nursing and Residential Care

7

(1)

pp. 27-29

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Chia, S., Wheble, J., HJarvis, S.

(2005)

Bathing and showering equipment for children a guide,

in International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

12

(10)

pp. 1741-1745

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Heathcote, J., Chia, S., Quinn, P., Plummer, M.

(2005)

Part two: Choosing an individual reminiscence approach,

in Nursing and Residential Care

7

(2)

pp. 78-80

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Housden, S., Heathcote, J., Plummer, M., Chia, S., Quinn, P.

(2005)

Part four: Using reminiscence in residential homes,

in Nursing and Residential Care

7

(4)

pp. 174-176

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Quinn, P., Heathcote, J., Chia, S., Plummer, M.

(2005)

Part three: Introduction to the Pabulum Wroxy Music group,

in Nursing and Residential Care

7

(3)

pp. 125-127

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Chia, S.

(2004)

Making sense of multisensory environments,

in Journal of Family Health Care

14

(2)

pp. 35-38

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Chia, S.

(2004)

Students are a benefit for all,

in Nursing and Residential Care

6

(10)

pp. 469-469

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Group, M., Chia, S., Potter, J.

(2004)

Prevention of disabling and fatal strokes by successful carotid endarterectomy in patients without recent neurological symptoms: randomised controlled trial,

in The Lancet

363

(9420)

pp. 1491-1502

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Linwood, V., Roberts, L., Chia, S.

(2004)

How the Norfolk experience develops a childs confidence,

in Early Years Educator

5

(9)

pp. 52-54

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

  • Functional impact of a physical/psychological condition on an individual’s occupation with a consideration of strategies to maximise their occupational performance
  • Assessment strategies used by occupational therapists working with children who have physical disabilities, multiple learning disabilities and learning difficulties
  • Sensory based approaches such as multisensory and reminiscence based work
  • Compliance to therapy
  • Engagement in meaningful occupations

Research Group Membership

RSC Participation research group

Teaching Interests

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

  • Occupational needs of children and young adults with physical disabilities, multiple learning disabilities and learning difficulties and older people who have dementia
  • Standardised and non standardised assessments
  • Sensory based approaches such as multisensory and reminiscence based work
  • Tools for reflective practice

Teaching Activities

  • General principles and practice of Occupational Therapy
  • Principles and practice of Occupational Therapy with children who have disabilities and older people who have mental health difficulties
  • Concepts and application of Continuing Professional Development
  • Techniques and activities used in Occupational Therapy

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Member of the Editorial Boards for International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, Journal of Family Health Care, Journal of the National Association of Paediatric Occupational Therapists, Nursing and Residential Care and Occupational Therapy International

Professional Activities

  • Member of Editorial Boards for: International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, Journal:
    Children, Young People and Families, Journal of Family Health Care, Journal of
    Nursing and Residential Care, Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools and
    Early Intervention & Journal of School Health -  current
  • External Examiner for University of Ulster - current
  • Assessor for Post Qualifying Courses, College of Occupational Therapists - current

Enterprise and Engagement activities

  • Study Day: Preparation for HCPC Audit - current
  • Study Day: Group Work - current

Administrative Posts

  • Member, Archive Group
  • Module Coordinators for MSc Professional Development and BSc Year 3 Professional Development