Sanzida Hoque


Hi, my name is Sanzida.

I studied at St George’s University of London and qualified in 2021 with an Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons). I have professionally supported children and adolescents with physical and mental health disabilities since I was 16 years old. I completed six placements in occupational therapy and social care with age groups ranging from 0 – 96 years and volunteered at a rehabilitation centre for disabilities in a third-world country (Bangladesh).
I enjoy working with all the healthcare and educational professionals. I find it super exciting to be a part of a child’s care early on and seeing them grow into independence, for example, hanging their coat and bag in the classroom without mums or dads’ help. It gives me the same excitement as seeing a little person take his or her first step or hearing them say their first word or sound.
A book that impacted my life was by Sam Lacey ‘She Believed She Could, So She Did’. My favourite quote from this book is, ‘Inside every girl is a diamond core of strength that helps them achieve anything they put their mind to’. AOTA’s Workforce and Salary Survey in 2019 reported that 84% of occupational therapy practitioners are white females. After reading these, it pushed me to break traditions and set my mind to achieve what I love to do!

In my spare time, I love to focus on self-care; this could be booking a spa date with a friend or glamming up for an evening dinner in London. If you had to call my best friend and ask her to describe me in three words, she would say I am curious, creative, and a little bit of a chatterbox.