Sam Baker

Job Role
Senior Lecturer Practitioner Occupational Therapy (Mental Health)
Room
M411

Biography

Having spent the early years of my career working in a gym as a personal trainer and GP referral instructor, I trained in Occupational Therapy at the University of Southampton – graduating in 2016.

I then spent several years working in Forensic practice, specifically within a High Security hospital. Prior to joining the Glyndwr team, I took up a first of its kind role for OT in a Stalking Intervention Service in Hampshire – a brand new role for Occupational Therapy, working alongside Police, Probation and Victim Advocacy.

I now work part time at Glyndwr and part time as an Advanced Forensic Practitioner in a community learning disabilities team.

My main interests outside of work include Football (I am a big Liverpool fan), Badminton, CrossFit and spending time with our two sausage dogs!

Qualifications

BSc Occupational Therapy

MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy

Research

Mental Health

Learning Disabilities

The Dark side of Occupation

Forensic practice

Challenging behaviour

Courses

BSc Occupational Therapy

Publications

Baker, S. (2019). ‘Stalking as a meaningful occupation’ – the development of a role for occupational therapy within a first-of-its-kind stalking intervention programme. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 82 (8), p40.

Baker, S. (2018). ‘Have I got news for you’ – a VdTMoCA current affairs group developing communication and conflict management skills for patients in high secure forensic services. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 81 (8), p57.