The following article is a personal reflection on becoming an OT expert witness, by...
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, PG Dip Neurological Occupational Therapy, Full Member of Expert Witness Institute (MEWI)
- Neurology / Brain Injury including cognitive dysfunction
- Loss of Service
I qualified as an occupational therapist in 1995, and since then I have gained a significant breadth and depth of experience in my specialist field of neurology (especially traumatic brain injury). I have worked in a variety of settings ranging from acute inpatient, inpatient rehabilitation, and community-based rehabilitation.
I am the owner of Total Neuro Rehab, which provides independent neurological occupational therapy. I am able to assess individuals following a range of neurological illness or injury and provide a client goal focused occupational rehabilitation programme. I work with clients in a community setting, which includes both home and work environments. I have a special interest in the cognitive consequence of brain injury.
I undertake medico-legal work for Somek and Associates. I accept instructions 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 the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to Expert Witnesses.