Susan is an occupational therapist with over 15 years of experience in Scotland and Australia. She has worked in both in-patient and community psychiatric services including forensics and as a result, gained a thorough understanding of risk-management. Susan over 10 years of experience in adult community neuro-rehabilitation working with clients who are living with acquired and traumatic brain injuries
Susan is confident working with individuals to develop cognitive strategies to increase their independence, including the use of mainstream technology. She enjoys working with individuals who experience challenging behaviours in order to improve function and engagement with others.
Susan has led research projects within the community TBI population, exploring compensatory strategies and sensory modulation interventions to reduce challenging behaviours. She has also provided teaching in the area of cognitive rehabilitation to both students and clinicians, and enjoys providing mentoring and training support.
Susan is an accredited AMPs assessor and is trained in the motivational interviewing technique, both of which are valuable for use with psychiatric and neuro-rehabilitation client groups.