Sarah Bodell and Angela Hook are occupational therapy educators at the University of Salford.

Sarah Bodell Sarah Bodell

Angela Hook Angela Hook

Sarah’s speciality interests include:

  • E-learning, programme development,
  • online identity for health care professionals,
  • Development and research into using Second Life for virtual practice and education of healthcare
  • online activity and CPD.

Sarah and Angela have a recent article published in The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (June 2009), pp. 279-281

Creating a learning community in today’s world: how blogging can facilitate continuing professional development and international learning


Sarah’s role at Salford includes acting as the Professional Lead for the Directorate, and the Admissions Tutor. Sarah and Angela share the role at Salford as the Joint Programme Leaders for the MSc in Advanced Occupational Therapy.

Angela’s speciality interests include:

  • E-learning and using web 2.0 applications for professional development and networking,
  • Social networking tools for professional development

She is also currently engaged in research

  • With a local Trust on the stories people tell: receiving healthcare as a service user
  • Development and research into using Second Life for virtual practice and education of healthcare
  • Online social networking for professional development

Angela’s role at Salford includes teaching and facilitating learning on both undergraduate and post graduate programmes as a Senior Lecturer.

Sarah and Angela are also partners at Yo-Yo Consultancies, offering clients the benefit of a combined total of 42 years within the profession of occupational therapy. In addition they have extensive skills in project management, professional networking, programme design and elearning.

Sarah and Angela are founder members of OT4OT, a group of international occupational therapists in Higher Education who are committed to using the power of the online technology for knowledge sharing.

Angela, along with the OT4OT Team, has opened up new ways of working for Occupational Therapists who wish to engage with online technology. By co-founding this international professional development group, she has ensured a continuing source of high quality professional development resources for worldwide OTs. Thank you- Claire Jones