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BABICM Best Practice Poster Competition 2024
Winners Announced


On the 18th & 19th June 2024 BABICM presented their annual conference entitled ‘Great Expectations: A Spotlight on Clinical Excellence” at the Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry. This year, there was an award of £500 to the best Non Academic poster, and an opportunity to write an article or present their work next year at Conference for the winning Academic entry.

Members at Conference were asked to vote for the Non Academic poster that they liked best and a separate vote was conducted by a selected panel of judges from research.

Winners of the BABICM Conference 2024 Best Practice Posters Competition 

WINNER Academic Category 

Working with the ‘Life Thread’ approach to support families after traumatic brain injury

Whiffin, C.J.,1 Ellis-Hill, C.,2  Norman, A.,3 Lee, M.,4 Singh, P.,4 Clark-Wilson, J.,5 Daisley, A.,6 Felles, N.Y.,1 Holloway, M.,5 Rose, S.,1 Gracey, F.


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WINNER Non-Academic Category 

Navigating Pay: Understanding Regional Pay
Themes to Attract and Retain Care Staff

Marcus Williamson – Social Care Recruiting


Runner up WINNER Academic Category

How can we support relationships and sexual wellbeing after brain injury?

Dr Hayley Wright & Dr Aimee Walker-Clarke;
Coventry University

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Academic Category

Thank You for the Music’: Exploring the functional and emotional impact of a community aphasia friendly choir

Vicky Guise ( Music Therapist, Chroma), Esther Goodhew (Speech and Language Therapist, Cardiff and Vale university Health Board)

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Academic Category

Effect of Low-Intensity Group Exercises (Neuro Walks) on Mood and General Well Being for Service Users with Complex Brain Injury at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Centre

Sam Pittam, Elizabeth Evans, Grace Keaveney, Flavia Pap, Lydia Church, Kit Arnold, Emma Staddon, Shona Barr & Dr Olga Dolley-Lesciks

Academic Category

Evaluation of Mindfulness-Based Intervention: Impact on Mental Wellbeing and Challenging Behaviour in Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury within an Inpatient Rehabilitation Service

Emma Staddon and Dr Olga Dolley-Lesciks


Academic Category

Child and Adolescent Brain Injury and Criminal Justice risk- Considerations for Case Management

Kim Taylor, Case Manager JSP


Academic Category

Communication between families and health care professionals in the preparation for discharge of adults post acquired brain injury – A mixed methods case study

Kirsty Simpson, Charlie Whiffin, Henry Lennon, Natasha Felles, University of Derby

Academic Category

Justifying individual support worker input for individuals with cognitive difficulties following aquired brain injury; using occupational therapy theory and bespoke worker records

Anita Pascoe BSc (hons) MRCOT
Clinical Lead Case Manager


Non -Academic Category

Key learning from a pilot multidisciplinary paediatric FND service: the importance of trust, respect and understanding

Jim J, Hunt J, Vithlani R, Harbinson J, Smoothy E, Stallabrass J, Costello G, Tuppeny S


Non -Academic Category

Enhancing a Purposeful Approach to Therapeutic Use of Self: Maximising the impact of Occupational Therapy in Complex Rehabilitation

Danni Swaithe MSc


Non -Academic Category

Driving, it’s a right of passage: how a case manager supports a client to driving with an ABI/TBI

Samantha Metcalfe Bsc(Hons) RCOT and. Carla Turner BSc (Hons), Prof Cert MGMT (HSC) (OPEN), MCSP

Non -Academic Category

Nurturing Digital Independence: Safeguarding Individuals with Brain Injuries & Upholding Human Rights

Kelly Thrussell & Josie Banks, access: technology

Non -Academic Category

Traumatic Brain Injury or Korsakoff Syndrome?

Rhiannon Taylor & Dr Sarah Ashworth, Cygnet


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