Dr Lisa Taylor is an Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Associate Dean for Employability. Lisa graduated from UEA with a BSc (hons) in Occupational Therapy in 1995 and spent ten years in clinical practice and healthcare management, whilst simultaneously completing her MSc in Health Sciences and her PhD.
Lisa subsequently returned to UEA as a lecturer, and was awarded her Senior Fellow (SFHEA) in 2017 and promoted to Associate Professor in 2019. Lisa is passionate about employability and has developed innovative and widely adopted initiatives, initially in her role as School Employability Director and more recently as Associate Dean for Employability. Lisa has published her work, presented at numerous National and International conferences and edited an employability book “How to develop your healthcare career - A guide to employability and professional development.” Lisa has built a National reputation for employability and was invited to co-facilitate the 2020 Advance HE Employability Symposium. Lisa's most recent employability innovation is the creation of the Peer Enhanced-E Placement (PEEP), which is a pioneering model of online peer group placement delivery, with strong pedagogical underpinnings in peer learning and the online design and delivery.
The PEEP has been widely adopted throughout the UK, via the PEEP acquisition package, enabling multiple health and social care placement providers from across the UK to customise their own PEEP for their own students; with their student learning outcomes at the core of the design. Within the first six months of delivering the PEEP acquisition packages, over 25 course teams spanning 15 professions have worked with this, across the UK. The PEEP has to date, created the potential of over 6000 weeks of placement capacity. The PEEP model of placement provides a legitimate placement experience, offering rich in depth learning for the students. PEEP also assists with placement capacity demand issues, that are growing, with increasing higher education student numbers.