27th November 2023

Elizabeth Casson Fellow announced

To celebrate the Elizabeth Casson Trust’s 75th anniversary, the trustees created our prestigious Elizabeth Casson Fellowship to honour our founder and pioneer of the profession in the UK. This unique opportunity asks the successful Fellow to embark on a substantial project that has the potential to further the profession in a significant and impactful way and which will develop the individual in their own career.

The Fellowship was launched on 30th June, our birthday, generating a lot of interest and conversations with OTs across all sectors of the profession and all stages of their career. After a competitive process of short-listing and interviews, we’re thrilled to be able to announce our Fellow: Dr Lisa Taylor.

What is the project?

Lisa’s project is the development of an employability and career hub for occupational therapists: doing, being and becoming my best self.

Why did we choose this project?

The trustees believe Lisa’s project is an investment in our profession and its most valuable assets: YOU. The future of our profession depends greatly on OTs feeling valued, recognised and empowered and we want to contribute to this.

The hub will hold relevant, meaningful and practical guidance for OTs at any stage of their career, from just qualifying to preparing for retirement; across all sectors, and in any area of practice. Offering an opportunity to pause, engage and be inspired about your future, the hub will provide resources to help you achieve your aspirations, develop agency and invites you to become your best self.

We believe the project will help OTs to step forward with focus and confidence, and will provide the tools to help each of us to feel professionally fulfilled.

How to get involved?

Lisa’s project will commence in January 2024. She will be taking a co-production approach to her work so watch our social media channels and website for further information on how you can be involved with the project to do, be and become your best self and to support others in their journey.

Please join us in congratulating Lisa on this achievement of being awarded the Elizabeth Casson Fellowship.

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