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BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1995 at Oxford Brookes University, School of Occupational Therapy. I have specialised mainly in the areas of neurological conditions, acute general medicine and physical disability in adults. This includes traumatic acquired head injury, long term conditions, stroke, neurology, elderly rehabilitation and Oncology and Palliative care.
Currently I work part time in the NHS and in private practice. My NHS role as a Therapy Manager, managing a team of occupational therapists and physiotherapists, involves providing expert clinical advice to senior and junior occupational therapists in acute general medicine, the emergency department, stroke, and elderly care in an acute hospital setting.
I joined The OT Practice in 2015 as an associate Occupational Therapist, specialising in neurology including traumatic acquired brain injury and functional adult rehabilitation. My work involves detailed assessments, treatment, recommending appropriate specialist equipment, current/future care needs in many areas including personal care, domestic activities of daily living, energy conservation techniques, fatigue management, mobility, transfers and vocational rehabilitation. I work collaboratively with other health care professionals, case managers, solicitors and other services.
I also undertake work for the OT Practice on behalf of the Royal British Legion, assessing beneficiaries for electric powered wheelchairs, scooters and seating.
In addition, I work as a Case Manager working with adults including acquired brain injury, paraplegia, tetraplegia, complex orthopaedic injuries and amputation. I also work as an Independent private neurological Occupational Therapist, working with clients with traumatic brain injury and other neurological conditions.
Prior to these current roles, I gained experience working in Acute and Stroke Rehabilitation, elderly medical rehabilitation and falls prevention, in a young disabled unit for neurological conditions and in Social Services.
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 witnesses.