Training and work experience
Mary qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1998 from Sheffield University.
Since 2000, Mary has worked exclusively with adults who have an acquired brain injury across a range of settings including:
hospital wards, outpatient clinics and home visits (NHS)
a post-acute residential rehabilitation centre (NHS)
a specialist college, including vocational
rehabilitation (Neuro Rehabilitation Services, QEF)
ILS Rehabilitation Solutions
In 2009 Mary gained a Masters degree in Human Communication from City University, focusing on cognitive communication difficulties and disability issues following brain injury.
Mary's main area of interest is acquired brain injury focusing on increasing participation in everyday life activities. This might include re-establishing roles in family, social, leisure and work roles.
Mary's areas of experience and specialism include:
- adults with acquired brain injury (16 years +)
- complex cognitive and social communication difficulties
- communication assessment and therapy relating to vocational
rehabilitation including support to access volunteer posts
- adults with locked-in syndrome
- complex dysphagia management but not tracheostomy care
Mary’s CV is available on request.