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Catherine Wignall -

Catherine Qualified in Occupational Therapy in Exeter. She later gained a Master of Sciences degree at Kings College, London University, which culminated in research into Brain Injury rehabilitation and outcomes. She has always worked predominantly in Neuro-rehabilitation, and is highly specialised in the field of Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Catherine has worked in various settings from acute inpatient rehabilitation, through to outreach and community. She has worked in Australia and in the UK for the NHS, private and charitable sectors.

Highlighted Areas of Experience/Specialism

  • Case Management and Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation in adults with brain injury.
  • Cognitive, Memory and Vocational rehabilitation

Professional Membership

Registered with HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
Member of BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists)
Member of SSNP (Specialist Section for Neurological Practice for Occupational Therapists)
Member of Headway
Member of the Society of Cognitive Rehabilitation
Catherine continues to develop her practice by attending conferences and courses, particularly in cognitive, memory, visual perceptual difficulties.

Career to Date

Case Manager & Coordinator and Clinical lead Occupational Therapist for Treating and Vocational Rehabilitation Team, Independent Living Solutions & ILS Rehabilitation Solutions.

Senior Occupational Therapist at Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre. Catherine is involved in assessing and planning goal based rehabilitation programmes for adults with complex physical, cognitive, behavioural and adjustment difficulties.

Senior Occupational Therapist locum work at Glenside Manor, Salisbury. Brain Injury Rehabilitation, and Poole Hospital, acute and community rehabilitation.

Headway Volunteer. Catherine carried out group and individual work and devised community rehabilitation programmes for patients recently discharged from hospital.

Head 3 Occupational Therapist. St Mary’s NHS Trust, London. Catherine managed the neuro rehabilitation and elderly care Occupational Therapy teams, and had clinical caseload, supervision, support, training, recruiting and budgeting responsibilities.

Senior Occupational Therapist at the Transitional Living Unit, Royal Hospital for Neuro Disability, Putney. Catherine was involved in the initial planning and development of the new unit set up for community rehabilitation for patients with brain injury and other neurological conditions.

Senior Occupational Therapy Locum positions at Devonshire Hospital, London W1 (Brain Injury/ Neuro) Charing Cross Hospital, London (General medical), Bristol Royal Infirmary (Hand Unit).

Occupational Therapy in Australia, Derby Regional Hospital (Stroke , Head Injury, Alcohol and Substance Abuse) and Repatriation General Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria (Anxiety management for people with respiratory conditions)
Catherine completed a full junior grade rotation through all specialties at St Georges hospital, London and senior 2 Locum positions in St James Hospital, and Kings College Hospital London.

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