Supporting Occupational Therapy in low & middle income countries
Supporting Occupational Therapyin low & middle income countries

What is OT Frontiers?

We are a UK-based network that welcomes international members, building partnerships and promoting occupational therapy in low and middle income countries. We aim to develop an understanding of how occupational therapists can collaborate internationally, learn from, and support each other, and best apply occupational therapy practice in unique contexts.

Find out how to get involved here. Find more information about us here and about our work here. Browse our resources here and get in touch here


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Next OT Frontiers Meeting:

Saturday 20th July 2024

Join us for another wonderful education and networking opportunity! Contact to register.  

OT Frontiers Meeting: Saturday 20th April 2024


We enjoyed another stimulating and encouraging meeting in April, hearing from Lauren Somerville and Claire Brundle on: 


The refurbishment and redistribution of disability equipment
from the UK to Low-and-Middle-Income-Countries (LMICs)
Presenter: Lauren Somerville
The Humorous habit of Exclusion:
Education for disabled children in England and Uganda.
Presenter: Claire Brundle
Please contact for links to the recordings. 

OT Frontiers Meeting: Saturday 20th Jan 2024


We enjoyed another inspiring online gathering, networking and sharing knowledge. Presentations included:


E-mentorship in the Development of Occupational Therapy in Rwanda

Epiphanie Murebwayire


Disability and Humanitarian Settings

Dr. Israel Balogun

Please contact if you would like to attend a future meeting.

Our Working Groups are Recruiting!


Contact to find out more about getting involved with the work of OT Frontiers through joining one of our rewarding Working Groups. Please note: due to our widespread membership, the Working Groups are carried out online.



Resources Working Group


This new group is aims to develop and streamline the resources on the OT Frontiers website so OTs working in low and middle income settings can access the most useful, up-to-date resources as easily as possible.



Research Working Group


Help find relevant research and evidence related to OT practice in low and middle income countries.



Impact Working Group


Help dig into the impact OT Frontiers has had and is having, to help us channel our efforts and resources most effectively, notice areas that need development, and celebrate our triumphs!  



Media Working Group 


Help us promote the work of OT Frontiers! If you're familiar with navigating social media outlets, we'd love to hear from you. 



Education Working Group 


If you have experience training or lecturing in Occupational Therapy, we'd love to hear from you. This group aims to support emerging courses in Occupational Therapy in low resource settings. 

Disabled Village Children (2022 Edition)


We are delighted to share news of the third edition of this seminal manual on community-based rehabilitation suitable for professionals and community workers. Find this outstanding resource here


Future meetings:


20 July 2024

19 October 2024


OTs, students, and others interested in occupational therapy in low and middle income countries are very welcome to participate in these rich, varied and thought-provoking conferences that provide exciting opportunities for networking, meaningful discussion and certified CPD activity. Contact to register.

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