Location: Kent

Coverage: London & the South East

Sarah is a Case Manager who manages adults and children who have sustained a brain injury, spinal cord injury and other complex physical or psychological trauma. As an Occupational Therapist she has practiced across a variety of clinical settings in England, Ireland and the United States. Her breadth of experience has enabled her to maintain and develop her scope of occupational therapy skills and thus support her commitment to holistic and comprehensive assessment and treatment planning.

Sarah has worked with individuals with brain injury in residential and rehabilitative settings. She has also worked in acute settings with patients with neurological and palliative illnesses, and on cardiac, respiratory, orthopaedic and surgical wards, and psychiatric settings with young people, adults and older adults. Sarah is passionate about improving a person’s quality of life through client centred goal setting. Due to her experience in mental health, she is skilled at working with individuals with complex presentations and adjustment difficulties following illness and injury and is knowledgeable on how this influences participation in rehabilitation. Sarah has worked extensively with families, carers and professionals involved in patient care. She has experience of working with within the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

Sarah is committed to continuously improving her practice and most recently has focused this towards integrating the Occupational Therapy Intervention Process Model (OTIPM) (Fisher; 2009) into her practice. This model underpins the standardised observational assessment of motor, process and social interaction skills (AMPS and ESI) and can be utilised across all client groups. She has taught this as part of a module as Canterbury Christchurch University.

Sarah has published her MSc research and has presented at a number of conferences with regards to her service development projects in vision rehabilitation and inpatient mental health. She has contributed to NICE guidelines and is currently contributing to a book chapter regarding occupational therapy practice education.

In addition to case management, Sarah maintains her direct therapeutic practice by working in pain management, and she is completing further training in this specialist area.

Sarah is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC); is a professional member of the British Association of Occupational Therapy (BAOT) and the Specialist Section Neurological Practice (SSNP) interest group and a member of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM).