Area of Expertise: Occupational Therapist
Qualifications: MSc, DipCOT
Fiona graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 1992 from the West London Institute of Education (Brunel University).Her first full time position at Defence Services Medical Rehabilitation Unit, Headley Court, motivated her interest to specialise in the area of neurology specifically with clients with acquired brain injury.
She has experience working across a range of clinical settings: acute neurological rehabilitation, specialist brain injury rehabilitation for both adults and children (residential and community services).Fiona developed and was clinical lead of a national community brain injury service for children for a leading charity.Fiona has worked in the NHS and third sector and independent sectors.
Fiona has always been involved in-service training as well as training students. She worked as an associate for Adam’s Training and Advisory, then Harrison’s Training teaching and developing various courses.She has been responsible for organising the neurology option (as well as teaching various sections) at London Hospital Medical School Occupational Therapy course and taught on the Physiotherapy undergraduate programme at St George’s Hospital. She has also presented at clinical governance days, special interest groups and medico legal conferences.
She recently wrote and presented a Master Class at the College of Occupational Therapists in Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury (November 2012).
Fiona completed her MSc in Rehabilitation in 2009, and has presented at international conferences in Europe and Asia.
Fiona works closely with her colleague Jo Kavanagh on a school based practice for children with developmental delay or neuro disability.
Fiona holds full professional membership of British Association of occupational Therapy; is registered with the Health Profession Council; is a member of the Occupational Therapist Specialist Section for Neurological Practice and the Occupational Therapy Specialist Section for Children young people and families.