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Expert in Physical Trauma, Rehabilitation, Brain Injury, Neurology, Orthapaedics, Post Traumatic Stress

Expert ID: 731740 United Kingdom

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Expert has been actively involved in the assessment and treatment of individual clients and families with both a variety of physical and mental health difficulties. Expert has managed to rehabilitate the most complex and challenging individuals with time, consistency and expertise in her field of Occupational Therapy. Expert has gone that extra mile to facilitate individuals as well as their carers and families to obtain quality housing with full structural adaptation and appropriate aids and adaptations. Expert has also been instrumental in her rehabilitation work with ex-service men and women who as a result of active military service have experienced both physical trauma (muscular-skeletal injuries, amputee, acquired brain injury etc) often with a secondary factor such as acquired psychosis and post traumatic stress disorder. Expert has also been fully involved in the medico-legal arena providing highly detailed, lengthy and comprehensive Occupational Therapy assessments to clients as a result of personal injury or trauma have experienced a limitation to their independent living skills, level of function and the debilitating effects of their injury. Part of the assessment role as an expert witness in litigation and personal injury instructions is for Expert to provide a clinical Medico-legal report to demonstrate her findings post assessment and to fully detail the impact of the individual injury on their activities of daily living. Expert's clinical report with recommendation is of an extremely high standard and with the professional excellence to stand up in a court of law. Expert has also provided comprehensive work place assessments to assist employers to obtain a greater work performance level and higher levels of motivation and moral for employees within its organisation. Additionally Expert has worked with the forensic arena looking at reducing risk, hazard and accident causation amongst the mental health and acquired brain injury arena. Expert is available and equipped to work nationally and overseas.

Full Lobbying for appropriate housing to local Council for an ex-service man with florid military flashbacks.Full Expert Witness and Medico-Legal assessment reports for personal injury claims provided to insurers and legal representation.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2000 Degree: BSc (Hons) Subject: Occupational Therapy Institution: Lancaster University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to 2013 Employer: NFI Consultancy Title: Occupational Therapist Department: Expert Witness/Case Managment Responsibilities: She was fully responsible for detailed and comprehensive functional assessments to clients with physical injury and debilitating conditions affecting their every day living skills and independence. In addition to provided clinical reports and recommendations. Expert Witness assessment reports for client/claimants involved in personal injury reports provided to insurers and legal representatives.
Years: 2004 to 2005 Employer: Cheadle Royal Hospital Title: Manager/Senior Occupational Therapist Department: Responsibilities: Providing assessment and treatment packages (therapeutic group workings) to adults with complex mental health needs and challenging behavior and learning disability who are often detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) with a forensic history with sometimes an acquired head injury. Also CPA involvement, progress reporting and community integration working. Also solely responsible for the management of unit and supervision of junior staff which involved full support, supervision and appraisal. Liaising with outside agencies and statutory bodies. Full support/advice and education given to families and carers.
Years: 2000 to 2004 Employer: Merseycare Mental Health NHS Trust Title: Mental Health Occupational Therapist Department: Responsibilities: Provide full assessment both standardized (Model of Human Occupation) and non-standardized of function, cognitive ability and independent living skills within an acute mental health facility and in the community. Also responsible for setting up and implementing and therapeutic programme which involved group and individual work. Additionally I was also involved with all CPA and multi-disciplinary workings within the facility.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
HCPC
Opening doors
Licenses / Certifications
HCPC
Awards / Recognition
Honors Degree

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Highly experienced Expert Witness experience for personal injury claims more recently with amputees and acquired brain injury. Extensive experience of formal Medico-legal report writing with full Occupational Therapy clinical conclusions and recommendations.
Training / Seminars
Acquired psychosis, post traumatic stress disorder, The Mental Capacity Act
Vendor Selection
Inclusion to a regional directory and focus groupings
Other Relevant Experience
Stress/anxiety management, confidence building.

Fields of Expertise

birth defect, damage, expert witness, forensics, hazard, health safety, legal liability, legal litigation support, A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction Program, accident causation, age discrimination, alcohol related injury, birth injury, blindness, brain injury, catastrophic injury, cognitive disorder, deaf-blind disorder, deafness, developmental disability, disability, disability accessibility, disability and employment, disability assessment, disability claim, disability income, disability management, dissociative disorder, dynamic balance, dyslexia, eating disorder, employee assessment, employment, factitious disorder, head and neck injury, head injury, human developmental effect, injury assessment, injury law, insanity, insurance, intellectual disability, language disorder, learning disability, mental disorder, mental health, mental impairment, mood disorder, motorcycle accident, neck injury, neurology, occupational injury, orthopedic injury, personal accident injury, personal disability, personal injury, personal injury investigation, personality disorder, psychological injury, psychology, psychosis, recreational injury, schizophrenia, seasonal affective disorder, self-injury, sport injury, subluxation, substance abuse, swelling, trauma, wheelchair, work capacity evaluation, workplace injury, adolescent psychology, adult psychology, alcoholism, anorexia nervosa, antisocial personality disorder, apraxia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depressive disorder, forensic mental health, Disability Discrimination Act, psychiatric status rating scales, pervasive child development disorder, abdominal injury, poisoning, autism, employment screening, employment discrimination, disability discrimination, pre-employment testing, independent medical evaluation, clinical management, disability insurance, human development, cognitive psychology, injury prevention, hearing loss, fetal alcohol syndrome, valuation, spina bifida, medical diagnosis, comfort, insurance claim, management, safety, sleep disorder

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