Jill Cooper
      • Jill Cooper
      • Occupational Therapist & Care Expert
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      • 9 Chess Business Park
      • Moor Road
      • Chesham
      • Buckinghamshire
      • HP5 1SD
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Jill Cooper

Occupational Therapist & Care Expert

Qualifications

DipOT, Msc Cancer Care

Specialisms

  • ​Oncology and Palliative Care
  • General Medicine & Surgery
  • Elderly Care
  • Physical Disability
  • Stroke
  • Amputation

Introduction

I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1984 at Liverpool and since 1992, I have predominantly worked in the field of Oncology and Palliative Care at The Royal Marsden Hospital in London and Surrey.

I have experience in all areas of acute physical medicine and surgery including care of the elderly, general medicine and surgery, stroke rehabilitation, vascular surgery and amputee rehabilitation. I travelled and worked as an OT in New Zealand for 2 years, returning to St George’s Hospital, London.

After 2 years, I chose to specialise in oncology and palliative care in 1992 when the opportunity arose to head up the Occupational Therapy team at the UK’s leading oncology hospital.

In 2008, I was honoured to receive an MBE in H.M. The Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Services to Allied Health Professions in the South East of England.

I have served on the committee of the OT specialist section HOPC (HIV, Oncology and Palliative Care) and at committees at the College of OT and remain an active member of both.

I accept instruction from both claimant and defendant solicitors and insurers. I have undergone formal training in the medico-legal process and am fully aware of my responsibilities under Civil procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to expert witness

Professional Education

2007-2009: Thames Valley University: MSc in Cancer Care
2005-2007: Thames Valley University: Post Graduate Diploma in Cancer Care

1993 - 2005: The Royal Marsden Hospital, London: Foundations course in Cancer Care
Various modules in specific tumour care eg gynaecolology, breast, brain, sarcoma, haemato-oncology.

1998 - 2000: South Bank University Diploma in Management Studies
September 1981 - May 1984: Liverpool College of Occupational Therapy: Diploma of Occupational Therapy