Dr Wendy Sherwood PhD, MSc, Dip COT is an occupational therapist who has specialised in mental health for over 25 years. Wendy has held positions as a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy and also as Course Director for the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy programme at London South Bank University. Wendy is a visiting Professor in Singapore and an Honorary Fellow at St George’s University, London.
Since 2005, Wendy has been dedicated to introducing a model for occupational therapy practice to UK services called the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability (VdTMoCA), which has enabled significant improvement in the delivery and outcomes of occupational therapy and whole service delivery in mental health and learning disabilities services.
Wendy has co-authored and edited two texts on the model in the UK and is a contributing author and co-editor of the first full text on the model. Wendy is the Executive Director of the VdTMoCA Foundation (UK), which is a Community Interest Company serving the community of VdTMoCA-informed occupational therapists. Wendy is recognised nationally and internationally as an expert in the VdTMoCA, delivering an international conference on the model every two years. Wendy brings her expertise to the field of PICU in order to contribute to improving the quality of PICU services for clients and staff.