Dr Paul Sugarhood
Telephone:020 7815 8472
School/Division:Health and Social Care / Allied Health Sciences
Dr Sugarhood is Course Director for the MSc Advancing Practice in Occupational Therapy and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Health and Social Care.
After qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1997, he worked as a clinician and manager in the NHS in east London, UK and in São Paulo, Brazil. His areas of clinical speciality include community paediatrics and adult community rehabilitation and primary care.
Research interests focus on older people, ageing in place, assistive technology and innovation in health and social care. He completed a Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at London South Bank University in 2014, and was awarded a Research Career Development Grant by the United Kingdom Occupational Therapy Research Foundation in 2017.
Dr Sugarhood teaches on the pre-registration BSc (Hons) and PgDip/MSc occupational therapy courses at LSBU, other pre-registration courses with the School of Health and Social Care, and on post-registration MSc and doctoral programmes.
Dr Sugarhood’s research interests focus on older people, ageing in place, assistive technology and innovation in health and social care. He explores these topics through qualitative methodologies and user-centred design and co-production.
From 2011-2013 he was a visiting Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary University London and co-investigator on the ATHENE project (Assistive Technologies for Healthy living in Elders: Needs assessment through Ethnography).
His Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, completed in 2014, explored the concept of participation (as introduced in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) in advanced age.
In 2017 he was awarded a Research Career Development Grant by the United Kingdom Occupational Therapy Research Foundation for a project “Occupational therapists and digital care records: exploring health and social care integration through ethnography.”
- Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as an Occupational Therapist.
- Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists.
- Member of College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section – Older People.