Staff Profile: Sara Roberts

Sara Roberts
Sara Roberts
Lecturer in Allied Health Professions,
01248 383169
Fron Heulog

Current position

  • Lecturer in Allied Health Professions, School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University
  • Pathway Leader Advanced Clinical Practice MSc (AHP)
  • Module Co-ordinator Healthcare Sciences MSc Dissertation

Previous positions

Bangor University

Senior Lecturer School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University


Course Director of OT


Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning)


Acting Director of Postgraduate Studies (taught)

July 2007- October 2015


October 2003 to January 2015


May 2011 to October 2013


August 2010 -2011

University of Wales College of Medicine - Cardiff

Locum Lecturer teaching on M level educators module and study days

July 2002 to October 2003

Project Development Officer for the Occupational Therapy Programme

Fron Heulog

July 2003 to October 2003

Children’s OT services

Senior II & I Senior Occupational Therapist:

October 2001 – June 2003


Part time work as a counsellor working for the employee counselling scheme - MEDRA

September 1998 - April 2003

Community Mental Health Team                   

September 1998 - April 2003

August 1997- October 2001

University of Wales College of Medicine - Cardiff

Lecturer in OT

September 1994 – August 1997 

Community Mental Health Team Community

Occupational Therapist
Senior II

Senior I

July 1989 - January 1990

January 1990 - August 1994

E.M.I in patient unit

Locum with.EMI  patients Senior I

June 1989 – July 1989

Physical Handicap and Elderly Team

Social services OT,

September - 1987 June 1989

Rotational Post

Basic Grade Occupational Therapist

Care of the elderly


Acute psychiatric wards,


April 1987 - August 1987

 September 1986 - March 1987               

External positions

  • Member of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and the CCC Panel Iechyd
  • Member of COHABS T&L Task Group
  • External Examiner for Plymouth University BSc OT programme (4 years completed 2012)
  • Member of OTAF (Occupational Therapy Advisory Forum for Wales) – ongoing from 2003
  • Member of COTED (Council of Occupational Therapy Education Directors) from 2003 to 2015
  • University representative on the Ynys Mon, Gwynedd & BCUHB OT integration project 2009
  • Member of the College of Occupational Therapists
  • Member of the COHABS Teaching and Learning Committee as Deputy Head of T&L for the School until October 2013


Professional Diploma


Welsh School of Occupational Therapy, Caerdydd


Masters Degree


University College of North Wales, Bangor 


Post Graduate Diploma

Pg Diploma in Counselling Skills
(Surrendered to use as part of the MEd award)

University College of North Wales, Bangor





Started October 2010

Research interests

  • Staff and student supervision
  • Teaching and learning (including EBL, IPE and e-learning / blended learning)
  • Member of the OTAF OT Research Network Board
  • PHD: The influence of learning on a bilingual pre-registration programme on language and cultural sensitivity within client centred practice in Occupational Therapy (Bangor University)


International Conference on Bilingualism in Education

Gwerfyl Roberts, Marie Drolet, Sharon Pierce, Jacinthe Savard, Sara Roberts

Diverse approaches to embedding bilingualism in healthcare education: a Wales-Canada perspective


Cardiff University 50th anniversary of OT education

Sara Roberts

Language and Culturally Appropriate Practice in Occupational Therapy – How ready is your service?


Bangor / Aberystwyth University e-learning forum

Sara Roberts

Using Blackboard for gathering
 research data from students


COT Conference Brighton

Sara Roberts

The impact of bilingual teaching and learning in Occupational Therapy


Sydney WFOT conference poster

Sara Roberts

An innovative approach to meeting the linguistic and cultural needs of North West Wales – A model for global adoption?


COT Conference Eastbourne


Sara Roberts
Lyn Westcott

Student participation in activity on a dual site curriculum


Occupational Therapy, UWCM, Fieldwork Conference

Sara Roberts & Louise Ingham


presented 2 papers : Education mentorship

The use of learning contracts


World Federation of OT Conference in Canada

Susan Corr
Sara Roberts

Poster - Facilitating students to become reflective practitioners and life long learners


COT Conference Southampton

Susan Corr
Sara Roberts

Facilitating students to become reflective practitioners and life long learners




Why Bangor?

  • ‘I came to work at Bangor University so that I can use my professional knowledge and skills as an Occupational Therapist to develop bilingual student centred education opportunities for pre and post registration students in Health and Social Care. Having been brought up on Anglesey, working in Bangor for the past 13 years has given me the opportunity to return home to live and work in a beautiful and inspirational environment.’