About Kate Sheehan
Kate has worked for many years directly with manufacturers, supplying products into the healthcare sector, giving her an opportunity to positively influence all aspects of the supply chain. In 2014 Kate brought together similar minded Occupational Therapists to enhance the professional service they could offer at many levels.
Kate feels that the key to providing the OT Service’s clients with an excellent service is maintaining close networks within the commercial, housing and occupational therapy sector. Delivering quality service to end users demands a commitment across the healthcare sector to a partnership approach one fuelled by sharing the latest knowledge, clinical practices and expertise.
Their passion for helping people to live independently and to enable people to enrich and enhance their lives with the right support and care is inspiring.
Some Key Highlights
Kate Sheehan has presented her work on equipment, inclusive design and housing standards at The Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference, Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Housing Conference (RCOTSSH), and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists in Sydney, Australia. She has also lectured in Athens, Greece, Zagreb, Croatia and Banda Luka Bosnia.
Kate Sheehan teaches at Coventry, Bournemouth and Worcester Universities on the role of housing in the community, equipment provision and entrepreneurial practice.
Kate worked on a number of publication, with Bristol University on the publication of ‘Minor adaptations without delay. She is co-author of the new Wheelchair Housing Design Guide and co-wrote two chapters of a book for newly qualified occupational therapists. And contributed to the book ‘When we are 64’
In 2018 Kate Sheehan was awarded the Elma Shearer award for excellence in housing practice, voted for by her peers.