Ana Aragon

1960 - 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected death of Ana Aragon (N.D. Aragon)

She will be greatly missed. The cause of death was undiagnosed, asymptomatic heart failure.
Ana died peacefully in her sleep on 9th August 2023.

Ana Aragon was the Co-founder of Phoenix-Aragon Education and an Independent Consultant Occupational Therapist.
Ana created the Map of Parkinson's and the OT Parkinson's Network and was an Honorary Senior Lecturer for the University of East Anglia

She was registered (as N.D. Aragon) with the UK Health Professions Council as an Occupational Therapist in 1989, after 3 years full-time training. Member of;

Ana worked with more than 700 people living with Parkinson’s and their relatives over an 11 year period in an NHS Parkinson’s specialist service. She then moved on to develop and lead an online Master of Science Degree Course about Parkinson’s as an Associate Senior Lecturer for Leeds Beckett University specifically for Healthcare Professionals. Ana now works independently, mainly in online teaching roles, delivering educational resources and virtual meetings supported by Phoenix-Aragon Education. In addition, she collaborates on various health-related projects such as National Best Practice Guidance for Occupational Therapists and the Parkinson’s Foundation’s Global Rehabilitation Task Force. Ana stays in touch with people living with Parkinson’s mostly by volunteering at regular drop-in sessions hosted by a local branch of Parkinson’s UK.

Ana Aragon | Published Work

Peer reviewed journal articles

A.Aragon, et al. in J.Preston & J.Edmans Eds.


Occupational Therapy and Neurological Conditions Paperback – 6 May 2016
Paperback with 232 pages, published by Wiley Blackwell, Oxford. ISBN: 978-1-118-93611-5
Aragon, Kings & Playford


Chapter 7 : The role of Occupational Therapy in the rehabilitation of people with movement disorders
pp. 69 - 80 in, Morris & Iansek Eds. (2013) Rehabilitation in Movement Disorders. Hardback with 268 pages, Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1107014008