Occupational therapy team

image of Rebecca HillierRebecca Hillier
Occupational Therapist at Low Laithes and Fullerton House School

I always knew I wanted a career that helped people, but wasn’t quite sure what this was going to be. I spent some time volunteering in a primary school as a teaching assistant which I absolutely loved, as well as tutoring younger students. I then had a relative born with profound autism. An Occupational Therapist was brought in and helped to create a sensory room within the home. This was my first experience of OT, and after a bit more research and a day shadowing an OT within equipment provisions, I knew it was what I wanted to do. Whilst at university I did placements within older people’s community mental health, rheumatology, early intervention in psychosis, vocational rehabilitation and a role-emerging placement within a community centre. 

Working at the Hesley Group is my first role as an Occupational Therapist. I work three days in adult services and have just started working the other two days within children's. I love the variation and have been really enjoying my job.

I spend most of my weekends either down in Oxford or up in Newcastle, and usually spend my evenings on the sofa with some chocolate! I love animals and get crazy excited when I get to stroke cuddly things. I have a French bulldog who is the most beautiful/ugly little girl, and has to put up with a lot of cuddles.

Meet another member of the Occupational Therapy Team...
Rachel O'Sullivan - Head of Therapies and Occupational Therapist covering all sites within Hesley Group
Anna Duncan - Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist covering all sites within Hesley Group
Anna Atkinson - Occupational Therapist at Fullerton House School
Liz Whiteside - Occupational Therapist at Community Solutions and the Specialist Colleges
Holly Fenton - Occupational Therapist at Hesley Village
Katie Wade - Occupational Therapist at Hesley Village
Rebecca Hillier - Occupational Therapist at Low Laithes and Fullerton House School
Victoria Blunt - Occupational Therapist at Wilsic Hall School
Natalie Foster - Therapy Assistant at Low Laithes
Lauren Waddington - Therapy Assistant at Fullerton House School