Anna Watkiss - Chair
Professional Standards Group
Anna Watkiss is a Chartered Psychologist, graduating with a BSc in Psychology in 1993. Anna has worked in neuropsychological rehabilitation since 1994 when she started work as an assistant psychologist working with clients with acquired brain injury. She worked with clients and their families in the community and also at an in-patient neuro-rehabilitation unit.
Anna has been a brain injury case manager since 1998. Anna works with clients with complex needs and has a particular interest in running community rehabilitation packages. Anna is National Clinical Co-ordinator for Tania Brown Ltd, providing supervision and development to case managers and is passionate about all case managers working from a client goal-directed perspective.
Anna was a core part of the working group leading the development of core competencies for BABICM produced in 2010 and part of the team who wrote the BABICM standards of professional practice.
Ella Cornforth - Chair
Ella has been a case manager since 2001 and became an Advanced member of BABICM in 2006. She is the Regional Manager of JS Parker’s Scottish office and also leads the company’s expert services. She has a professional background in occupational therapy. Ella is a member of the BABICM Scottish subgroup.
Ella has been active in various BABICM events leading the CQC registered managers forum day in 2014. She has also contributed to the organisation of two Scottish sub group events over the last 12 months.
Ella is keen to promote the profile of BABICM and case management in Scotland and also to joint work with council to further the development of case management as a profession
Mary Gilman & Vicki Moss - Joint Chair
Children and Young People Group
Vicki Gilman - Chair
Training and Education Group
I qualified in 1988 as a physiotherapist from King’s College, London, specialised in neurology and got bitten by the ABI ‘bug’ initially in a military hospital where team-working was excellent and very positive outcomes were achieved. I then gained experience setting up 3 community teams in the NHS and independent sector and working as an expert witness (claimant, defence and SJE) in ABI cases.
I believe case management makes a big difference to clients, families and the wider teams which become involved in such cases. I would like to think that I can give something back to case management as well as represent a wide variety of views and experiences of working alongside case managers.
Ben Holmes - Chair
Ben qualified as a physiotherapist from Sheffield Hallam University where he began his career within a rotational post in the NHS. Here he gained experience across multiple disciplines, including amputee management, trauma orthopaedics, acute/chronic respiratory care and acute/sub-acute stroke rehabilitation. Ben went on to specialise in neurological rehabilitation whereby he developed wider skills in multi-disciplinary discharge planning of complex neurological cases and inputting to appropriate support packages to facilitate a return home.
Ben moved into the private arena working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in slow stream rehabilitation for those who have sustained ABI, before working as a case manager with Bush & Company Rehabilitation.
Ben is passionate about the role of a case manager and the influence they can have on those who have sustained an ABI and their wider networks (family and friends). He is a strong advocate for using evidence based practice to ensure that the service that is delivered is effective. He is an active member of the Research Sub-Committee with BABICM and is currently completing his Masters in Neurological Rehabilitation with Keele University.
Ben is keen to support/work with colleagues to engage in research to further enhance our practice as case managers and demonstrate its effectiveness in the field of ABI. He feels strongly that in an arena whereby it is becoming increasingly important to demonstrate our effectiveness as practitioners, it is paramount that further studies are completed to identify the impact we can have on a client’s life.
His particular areas of interest are working with clients with disorders of consciousness and those with high level executive dysfunction who are keen to seek employment/return to work.
Jackie Chappel - Joint Chair
Jackie is an occupational therapist with over 14 years’ experience. Jackie has a wealth of experience of working with adults and children within a variety of different settings. Jackie has spent the majority of her OT career working with children and young adults with cerebral palsy and challenging behaviour.
Jackie has worked In case management since 2008, working with catastrophically injured adults and children. She has worked as a Care Quality Commission Registered Manager for case management direct employment services, ensuring that the injured persons using the service receive care of the highest standards.
Jackie is currently the Manager of Clinical Services at Tania Brown Ltd and is responsible for the support, supervision and development of the highly skilled case management team. Jackie is passionate and driven to improve the quality of case management interventions to ensure that injured clients achieve the best possible outcomes