I am the clinical lead for the London branch of the Steeper Clinic - STARband treatment and private orthotics. This is a very rewarding area of orthotic practise and one which I enjoy very much. Through this role I am involved in teaching presentations and seminars to a variety of clinicians and medical staff raising awareness of plagiocephaly and brachycephaly within the healthcare community.
Upon graduating from the University of Strathclyde in 2001 with an honours degree in prosthetics and orthotics I accepted a job as a dual practising prosthetist/orthotist at Nottingham City Hospital with RSLSteeper.
Here I gained experience all areas of prosthetics with a particular interest in silicone cosmetic coverings for trans-tibial amputees. I was fortunate enough to present the findings of an audit into this area of prosthetics at the ISPO conference in York. As a dual practising clinician I was also involved in the daily running of the orthotic clinic, treating both inpatients an outpatients in this busy hospital.
I moved to London in 2005 to take on the role of Principal Orthotist at Whipps Cross University Hospital, and from there was promoted to Clinical Service Manager for the South East in 2010. Within my role as CSM I am fortunate enough to manage a talented and dedicated team of clinicians over a large geographical area spreading from Bishops Stortford, London and out to Dover.
I am a keen runner and cyclist. I have completed a number of half marathons and wherever possible cycle from place to place around London. I also have a long history in martial arts gaining my first dan black belt in Shotokai Karate at the age of 11 and my first Dan black belt in Taekwando in 2002. Sadly I no longer have the time to practise however it is a sport that will always remain close to my heart.