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Neil Robdale

Lecturer/Practitioner Occupational Therapy

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Neil Robdale

Room: M410


+44 (0) 1978 293467


Neil is a Lecturer and Practitioner on the full time 3 year Bsc (Hons) Occupational Therapy programme. He has worked in this position since 2007.

His previous career was as an Occupational Therapist in mental health, where he has worked for 26 years in various parts of the UK. He currently still works part-time in mental health and part-time lecturing.

What do you do in your spare time? In my spare time I enjoy active sports, running, squash, badminton or just clowning around.

Do you have any pets? I have a dog and breed tropical fish which i'm currently selling to the local pet shop.

Do you have a favourite book? Yes my favourite book is Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy

What is your favourite film? My favourite film is Accidental Hero 

If you won the lottery... I would travel the world/universe.  

Do you have a favourite inspirational quote? “I ain’t dead yet” Woody Guthrie is one of his favourite inspirational quotes.

What would you do if you didn't work here? I would choose to work in countryside conservation.


BA Hons History


Associate Fellow of HEA

Certificate in Mediation OCR

MSc Health Sciences

Robdale, N. (2012) Care Planning in Community Mental Health. In M. Lloyd (ed) Practical Care Planning for Personalized Mental Health Care. Maidenhead: Open University Press. July  2012 

Robdale.N. ‘Neil Robdale describes how laughter proved excellent medicine – for him and his clients’, Mental Health Today. Pavillion publications, Brighton. April 2007

Robdale.N. ‘Enable: A bridge for Shropshire employers’. Employers Update. Employers’ forum on disability. Winter 2005

Robdale.N. ‘Everyone’s a winner. Job Retention and Workstep’.  Newsletter of Occupational Therapy in Work Practice and Productivity. Specialist Section of College of Occupational Therapy. Spring 2005

Robdale.N. ‘Stepping in early. A job retention scheme.’ A life in the day. Pavillion publications, Brighton.  February 2005

Robdale.N. ‘Everyone’s a winner. Job Retention and Workstep’ Rehab Network. National Vocational Rehabilitation Association. No. 68. February 2005

Robdale.N. ‘Vocational Rehabilitation; The Enable Employment Retention Scheme. A new approach’.   British Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 67, no.10 October 2004

Mental health

Vocational Rehabilitation

Mental Health

Laughter therapy

OT Education