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Dr Gwilym Wyn Roberts 

I originally qualified in occupational therapy at the Combined Training Institute in Cardiff. After a period in clinical work in acute and forensic mental health services in Cardiff, I was appointed to develop a new community mental health and crisis intervention service in North Wales. During this period I specialised in working with individuals and communities suffering from post traumatic stress disorders and in particular issues relating to survivors syndrome. This took me to work in mental health services in North London. During this period I worked in organisational development with large pharmaceutical companies looking at the impact of redundancies. On completing my masters degree I entered higher education as a senior lecturer in Brunel University before becoming programme manager of post graduate occupational therapy studies  in St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine, Queen Mary and Westfield.

In 1997 I became the Group Head of Education and Practice at the British Association and College of Occupational Therapists in London. I was invited to present the prestigious Casson Memorial Lecture at the National Conference in Swansea University in 2000.

In 2002 I became programme manager of the undergraduate BSc (Hons) full time occupational therapy programme in the University of Wales College of Medicine. Post merger with Cardiff University I became Director of the Occupational Therapy Department, School of Healthcare Studies. In 2010 under the supervision of Dr Sara Delamont and Dr Raya Jones from the  School of Social Science Cardiff University I was awarded a Professional Doctorate.

I have been elected to the Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Continuing Professional Development.  I have served as external examiner for :-
• Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
• Trinity University of Dublin
• Southampton University
• Brighton University
• Bangor University
• Aberystwyth University

I am on the Editorial Board of  The Journal of Public Mental Health


Originally qualifying in occupational therapy at Cardiff , Gwilym Roberts gained his Masters degree in Further and Higher Education at the Institute of Education London. He is a qualified applied psychosynthesis psychotherapist graduating from the Institute of Psychosynthesis Middlesex University  in 2000. His Doctoral thesis on ‘Creative Tuition – the lived experience of tutors who facilitate problem based learning was completed in the School of Social Science Cardiff University  in 2010.

He presented the Casson Memorial Lecture at the National Occupational Therapy Conference in Swansea  in 2000.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Continuing Professional Development.

Teaching Profile

Dr Roberts holds a Masters degree in Higher Education .

In addition to undergraduate project, dissertation and essay supervision, he contributes to the following taught programmes within the School of Healthcare Studies.

  • Level 4-5 & 6 undergraduate BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • Key notes on professional attitudes and behaviour
  • Key notes on appreciative inquiry and problem based learning
  • Small group work on clinical governance and self regulation
  • Qualitative research methodologies
  • Post graduate and Masters teaching