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Miss Alison Seymour 

I came into education following a twenty year career as a mental health occupational therapist working in the NHS and prison service. I initially started as a lecturer/practitioner but joined the Occupational Therapy Department full time in December 2004. I work full time on the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy based at Ty Dewi Sant and also input into the full time BSc programme.

I am also a part time PhD student at  Cardiff University. My research will use a constructivist grounded theory methodology to investigate the nature and process of the therapeutic relationship between people with an eating disorder and their therapists.

I continue my interest in mental health through being a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section (Mental Health) and undertaking the role of peer reviewer for their publication.