Liz qualified in 2000 in Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) from York University. She initially worked as an Occupational Therapist at Durham Hospital in stroke, orthopaedics and elderly rehabilitation before specialising in paediatrics. She then worked as a Senior Occupational Therapist at Sheffield Children’s Hospital for over 14 years. Here she was involved in assessing and treating children with a huge variety of complex care needs including acquired brain injuries, birth injuries, oncology, burns, orthopaedics and hand injuries.
She has worked privately with adults and children in the community and combines this with Expert Witness work which she has done since 2009. Liz has been a Case Manager since 2013 working with both children and adults. She provides detailed reports on the clients’ immediate needs and puts complex care and rehabilitation packages into place.
Tracy graduated from the University of Teeside in 1994 with a BSc (hons) degree in Physiotherapy, and has since then been working as a Physiotherapist in the NHS; firstly in Worksop in a large teaching hospital and then in a specialist children’s hospital with a Major Trauma Centre. Tracy has spent the majority of her career working within the specialist areas of limb reconstruction, orthopaedics, amputees and more latterly plastic surgery and burns injuries.
Tracy has led a large team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Therapy Support Staff within the areas of limb reconstruction, orthopaedics, amputees, burns and plastic surgery, supervising and mentoring all the staff within the team and developing the services offered within these specialities. In 2014 Tracy qualified as a Non-medical Prescriber allowing the development of services provided within her clinical practice.
Dawn began her career at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust where she completed a rotational post developing her occupational therapy skills in assessment, rehabilitation and hospital discharge planning in acute medical, surgical, orthopedic, burns and plastics and rheumatology. Dawn ran a Cardiology Rehabilitation programme for patients returning to fitness after heart attack and attended the Burns Clinic to measure and fit pressure garments to adults and children with substantial burns and scarring.
Dawn currently works as a Regional Assessor for the charity Canine Partners. She completes assessments for adults in their own home with a wide range of complex physical health disabilities including cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophy as a part of their application for an assistance dog. The assessment is occupational therapy based and identifies the level of function and care requirements of the applicant and the suitability of the home environment to ensure that the canine partner’s needs will also be met.
Anna Cawdry is an experienced Occupational Therapist having qualified in 1996. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists. Anna is also a member of the College of Occupational Therapists special interests groups for Housing and Practitioners in Independent Practice.
Anna has worked in the NHS, Local Authority and the Independent Sector gaining extensive experience of working with adults and children with complex disabilities. In 1997, Anna worked as an Occupational Therapist in the USA and still maintains her American OTR registration.
Meryl is an experienced Occupational Therapist; having qualified in 1988 she went on to specialise as a Hand Therapist in 1991. She has extensive expertise and knowledge of the hand/upper limb from her work experience in employment, charity and teaching roles.
Meryl has taught throughout her career; teaching a wide range of people including undergraduates, colleagues, Doctors, Surgeons, medical representatives and the public. Teaching at national and international conferences, York University and for the National Rugby League at Twickenham Rugby Ground. She was also involved in the Anatomy Course at The Windsor Hand Clinic until its closure in 2013.