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Dr Sushmita Mohapatra

Dr Sushmita Mohapatra
Lecturer (Professional Practice) in Occupational Therapy


Dr Mohapatra is a specialist Occupational therapist with expertise in Stroke and Neuro rehabilitation.  She is a Fellow in HEA; her Doctorate was funded by the LifeCycle-3 from University of Nottingham and focused on recovery and rehabilitation of survivors of severe disabilities after stroke, including decision making for rehabilitation care provision and carergiver's experience.

Sushmita joined Brunel University in 2019 as a Lecturer in the College of Health and Life Sciences. Previous to Brunel, she was a Clinical lead Therapist at Kings College Hospital, London and a Specialist Advisor for Care Quality Commission. She has experience in leading multi disciplinary rehabilitation care pathways, working across a broad range of complex neurological conditions within hospital, community and out patient setting both in public and private sectors. Sushmita is passionate about improving health care through innovative research and  her area of research interest include mixed methods participatory design, co-design, user-centered design fousing on incorporating service users’ perspective to develop innovative clinical practice solutions in stroke and neurological rehabilitation.