Tell me – what do you do?

Our Speaker

Telling someone what you do and then explaining occupational therapy has been know to trip many of us up. Dr Lynne Goodacre helps us to think through how to respond to this, whomever may be asking, with some useful exercises and guidance.


Lynne is an occupational therapist and has worked in the NHS, voluntary sector and academia before becoming Assistant Director at NHS R&D North West supporting the development of research capability within AHPs across 41 NHS Trusts.

Whilst working clinically her practice and research focused on working with people with rheumatic diseases. She has written and contributed to textbooks, papers and given presentations at a national and international level in this field.

Lynne has served as Chair of the editorial board of British Journal of Occupational Therapy and the Research and Development Board of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and as a member of Council.

Having qualified as a personal coach she is now working in independent practice supporting women who want to bring about an aspect of change in their lives and through her blog writes on different aspects of personal development. Using her coaching expertise she recently co-led the Year 1 Thriving not Surviving project, funded by the Elizabeth Casson Trust, to support the wellbeing of newly qualified occupational therapists in their first year of practice