Independent Occupational Therapist
Graduating in 2003, I worked as an occupational therapist within the NHS for 18-years. I established my own private practice in 2017 alongside my NHS role before leaving this position at the end of 2021 to focus solely on independent practice.
I have a vast array of experience spanning various conditions and presentations including Orthopaedics and Trauma, Surgical, Vascular Surgery / Amputation Rehabilitation, Neurorehabilitation, Stroke and Older Peoples Rehabilitation.
Advances in my practice with the introduction of remote assessments in my NHS post were featured in OTnews in July 2020 - in response to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions.
I have participated in the delivery of health promotion seminars with Age Scotland, educating those approaching retirement on the importance of active ageing.
Registrations and Memberships
Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
Registered with Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Disclosure Scotland approved
Member of RCOT Specialist Section: Older People
Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section: Independent Practice (RCOTSS-IP)
University of Aberdeen Bond Solon (UABS) Expert Witness Certificate (2021)
Influenced largely by my experience specialising within Older Peoples Rehabilitation in the latter years of my NHS career, I wrote two occupational therapy-based chapters for 'A Comprehensive Guide to Rehabilitation of the Older Patient - 4th Edition' published December 2020.
I hold the University of Aberdeen Bond Solon (UABS) Expert Witness Certificate (2021), providing me with the knowledge and understanding to write medicolegal reports for the court.
I hold the position of Communication Lead within the National Executive Committee for the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section for Independent Practitioners.
My passion both personally and professionally lies with leading a healthy active life and the the positive impact that this can have on our health and wellbeing. I truly believe this can make us all feel so empowered and can give us a real sense of purpose!