Zoe Dovaston

School of Health and Social Care
 Zoe Dovaston



I have been qualified as an Occupational Therapist for 22 years (completing my degree at the then Essex School of Occupational Therapy). My work experience mainly lies with community mental health working in secondary care in the NHS. I have also worked in social care and forensic mental health for a private organisation. I am currently undertaking the MSc in Healthcare Practice at University of Essex. I have a specialist interest in the mental health, particularly peer support, social prescribing and co-production. I have always taken an interest in clinical teaching opportunities and am excited to commence my role as Lecturer in Occupational Therapy on the Apprenticeship Degree Programme.


  • BA (Hons) Social Science University of Hertfordshire, (1995)

  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy Anglia Ruskin University, (2000)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Adult Mental Health

Mental health experience and peer support/ coproduction

Key words: co-production

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Working in Partnership to Lead and Enhance Practice (HS806)

  • Professional Reasoning in Practice (HS801)

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours Portfolio 1 (HS705)



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