Angela Kerr - Chair
Angela is the Managing Director and Consultant Case Manager of AKA Case Management Limited( from 2002) and has acted as a Brain Injury Case Manager since 1992. Her core professional qualification is that of Registered General Nurse Level one with relevant qualifications in Neurosurgical Neuromedical Nursing, Teaching and Assessing Clinical Practice, Counselling Skills, Postgraduate Certificate in Health Service Management and read for an MA in Art and Psychotherapy.
Her experience as a case manager has ranged from working within Heath Authorities mainly the Nottingham Health Authority (Nottingham Traumatic Brain Injury service), Charitable Trusts ( Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust) and private sector ( Frenkell Topping and AKA Case Management).
Angela has previously been a committee member of BABICM during 1996 to 2005 and Treasurer from 1999 to 2004.
Andrew Rose - Treasurer
Currently employed as Supervision and Compliance manager for Northern Case Management Ltd. Andrew has over 8 years experience working with complex clients in the community who have complex needs and present with a range of behaviours of concern. He also has over 16 years experience in training and lecturing. Andrew has a background in psychology and information technology and has worked as a university psychology lecturer. After 8 years in academia Andrew decided to utilise his psychology training in an applied field by moving into brain injury case management for Northern Case Management in Bury.
Andrew worked as a case manager and behavioural trainer for over two years before being approached to work for the NSW government in Australia. Andrew was recruited to work as part of a specialist programme supporting very complex clients to live in the NSW’s community. Andrew worked as a senior clinical consultant in Australia for over 4 years working with clients with combinations of learning disabilities, multiple mental health diagnoses, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), drug and alcohol dependency and forensic backgrounds. Andrew specialised in working with the most complex clients and those who exhibit severe behaviours of concern. During his time in Australia Andrew increased his experience of developing positive behavioural management plans and writing risk assessments for extremely complex clients. Andrew also gained experience in managing clinical, case management and support staff teams and liaising with senior management teams in hospitals, the public guardians office, police and prison services. Andrew expanded his training experience by delivering training in Motivational Interviewing, ABI, positive behaviour support, problematic sexual behaviour and systemic dialectical behaviour therapy.
Andrew moved back into the field of ABI after being approached to work for an Australian brain injury neurorehabilitation company as their project development manager. Andrew has subsequently moved back to the UK and has taken up his current position with Northern Case Management.
Tim Watson - Membership Secretary
Following a successful career in retail management, I began to study Occupational Therapy at Southampton University in September 2006. During my studies I developed a keen interest in both neurology and mental health. I graduated from University in July 2009 as a Bachelor of Science with Honours. Following graduation I worked for the Priory in a medium and low secure forensic unit for males in Surrey. My role involved providing treatment and rehabilitation to patients with severe and enduring mental health problems, as well as developing the overall occupational therapy service.
I worked with a range of diagnoses including; brain injury, schizophrenia, personality disorder, learning disabilities and mood affective disorders. In 2010 I moved to a female forensic unit in Sussex run by Partnerships in Care, taking on a senior role. Again I worked with a range of diagnoses, providing rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, support, education and guidance to patients. I provided education and supervision to staff and visitors to the hospital.
Due to my increasing interest in brain injury I decided to focus my learning and development in this area. I began working with Head First as a Case Manager in April 2011. I am an advanced practitioner member of BABICM, the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers and a member of the College of Occupational Therapists