Emma qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2000 from University of Northampton. She worked in the NHS in the early part of her career then went on to specialise in Brain Injury at the National Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation, at St Andrews Hospital for 8 years. She has experience working as a Case Manager, working with adults and children with brain injuries and cerebral palsy. This experience has broadened her skills and enabled her to take a true holistic view of clients needs, along with gaining an understanding of the litigation process and the impact this can have on a client and the family.
Emma has also completed a Masters in Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Case Management from the University of Birmingham.
Emma has recently consulted on a new acquired brain injury service incorporating post acute stroke-rehabilitation. Providing both clinical input and guiding service development.
Emma is Full Professional Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists; and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council;
Emma is a member of the following organisations:
> Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT) Specialist Section – Neurological Practice
> RCOT Specialist Section – Work
> RCOT Specialist Section – Independent Practice
> World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)
> United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) – Emma was until recently an active member of the Northamptonshire Acquired Brain Injury Forum which can provide information about local services that offer a range of support for anyone affected by the consequences of an acquired brain injury their website can be found here.
Emma maintains her own development and enhances her skill base through regular CPD, She has also set up a local peer support group and is passionate about supporting other OT’s to reach their potential.