Jackie Dean

Chair, Research Group

Currently a Case Manager and Director of N-Able Services Ltd in the North West, Jackie has worked in the role of a Brain injury Case Manager since 1994. Jackie is a Fellow of BABICM, having previously acted as Chairperson from June 2010 – June 2013. Jackie remains wholly committed to raising the standard of care and rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injury and continues to represent BABICM in the work with CMSUK and the VRA, regarding development of a register of case managers.

Ben Needham-Holmes

Research Group Member

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, and later operations manager with Bush & Company Rehabilitation. Ben’s current role is working as a rehabilitation co-ordinator for Ashtons Legal, providing clinical support to injured clients and their families and their families prior to an independent case manager being instructed.

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.

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.

Dr Alyson Norman

Research Group Member

Alyson has been a Lecturer in Psychology at University of Plymouth, School of Psychology since 2011. Alyson runs the MPsych and MSc Clinical Psychology programmes as well as acting as module lead for some of the clinical modules. Alyson also works privately as a psychotherapist, her research interests include working with people with long term conditions, particularly those with appearance-altering conditions and brain injuries.  Alyson has experience of working with clients and family members of those with acquired brain injuries, both in research and in clinical practice and is  also a trustee for Headway Somerset.

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/alyson-norman

Rachel Charles

Research Group Member

Rachel is a case manager with substantial experience in leading and coordinating neurorehabilitation for adults with brain and spinal injuries and other complex conditions.

Rachel works with numerous clients within their own homes and specialist rehabilitation and care placements. She is experienced in developing specialist programmes of support, underpinned by research and best-practice guidance. She also has considerable experience of professional report writing and utilising appropriate outcome measures to provide evidence and justification for clinical interventions and specialist equipment.

A strategic thinker, Rachel has a background as an occupational therapist within the independent sector and statutory services and in higher education, delivering programmes of education and mentorship to healthcare professionals and students.

Andrew Patterson

Research Group  Member

Andrew is a Neuro-Physiotherapist with 10 years experience of community neuro-rehabilitation. He joined JS Parker Ltd, North East Office, as a Case Manager in January 2017 and has a caseload of adults with brain injury and complex disabilities.

Andrew varies his approach to his caseloads to accommodate the unique requirements of all individuals. All input provided is client centred so that their aspirations and goals are the primary focus of rehabilitation input.

The client’s aspirations and goals are the basis of any therapy intervention and Andrew guides and monitors this with the use of specific interdisciplinary goals. The therapists involved in all caseloads understand the approach that is required and Andrew ensures that the chronology of the client progress is documented and reviewed appropriately.

Andrew is responsible for initial needs assessments and co-ordination, monitoring and supervision of support and rehabilitation packages for clients, both pre and post settlement and has experience in managing complex packages which require a range of support up to 24 hours. All support packages managed by Andrew adhere to CQC requirements at all times.

Commitment to brain injury is demonstrated by Andrew’s involvement as a trustee at Headway Wearside. He is also working towards his advanced BABICM membership, with a date scheduled in October 2020.

Phillipa Feltham-White

Research Group Member

Philippa is an independent Occupational Therapist, expert witness and advanced brain injury case manager. Her professional experience has focussed on supporting individuals and their families following an acquired brain injury. Her professional experience has been in community, hospital, rehabilitation units and long-term care settings. She completed a MSc in Health Sciences from University of London in 1995 and a Diploma in Inclusive Environments from Reading University in 2005.

Philippa’s speciality is the rehabilitation and care of individuals with acquired brain injuries alongside a secondary diagnosis such as a learning disability, or neuropsychiatric difficulties.

She has gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Autism and Aspergers from Sheffield Hallam University in 2017, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods in 2019 from the University of Worcester.

With a commitment to enhance the research knowledge base, Philippa has embarked on a MPhil/PhD alongside her lecturing role on the BSc Hons Occupational Therapy degree course at the University of Worcester.

Jo Clark-Wilson

Research Group Member

Jo is a State Registered Occupational Therapist, 1979 and completed a BA (Open University) in Psychology and Research 1986. She is the Managing Partner of Head First (Assessment, Rehabilitation & Case Management) LLP.

Jo has had a variety of jobs in the past before specialising in brain injury. She initially worked as a theatre usherette for the pantomime seasons from the age of 13, before becoming a residential social worker for disturbed adolescent girls and then qualifying as an Occupational Therapist. Jo worked as an Occupational Therapist in general units in Australia and the UK.

Jo specialised in brain injury at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, then in brain injury rehabilitation units at Kemsley, Grafton Manor and Ticehurst House. In May 1994, Jo established Head First and since then has continued in her role as Managing Partner of Head First, Care Expert, Case Manager, Therapist, Researcher and Writer.

Jo was a member of the Advisory Board for the Department of Health project on Head Injury in 1993-5 and a founder member of BABICM (British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers). JCW was Chair of BABICM for the period 2003-2006 and afterwards Chair of the Professional Standards Group developing competencies and standards for Brain Injury Case Managers. In June 2016 she was granted an Honorary Fellowship of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers.

JCW has various publications, in collaboration with others, as described below:

  • Clark-Wilson, J. (1988). The use of a computer in aiding functional skills training: a single case study. Clinical Rehabilitation, 2, 199-206.
  • Giles, G.M and Clark-Wilson (1988). The use of behavioural techniques in functional skills training after severe brain injury. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 42, 658-665
  • Giles, G.M and Clark-Wilson, J (1988). Functional skills training after severe brain injury. In I Fussey and G.M. Giles (Eds) Rehabilitation of the Severely Brain Injured Adult: A Practical Approach. London: Croom Helm
  • Giles, G.M and Clark-Wilson, J (1993). Brain Injury Rehabilitation: A Neurofunctional Approach. Chapman and Hall
  • Clark-Wilson, J and Sargent, M. (1998). Assessment, Care, Equipment and Case Management in “Medical Aspects of Personal Injury Litigation” edited by Barnes, Braithwaite and Ward.
  • Giles, G.M and Clark-Wilson, J (1999) (Eds). “Brain Injury Rehabilitation: A Practical Approach” (second Edition) Nelson Thornes
  • Clark-Wilson, J (2006). What is Brain Injury Case Management in ‘Good Practice in Brain Injury Case Management’, Parker J and Pritchard V (Eds.)
  • Clark-Wilson, Giles, G.M. and Baxter, D.M (2014) ‘Revisiting the Neurofunctional Approach: Conceptualising the Core Components for the Rehabilitation of Everyday Living Skills’. Brain Injury. Vol 28, No 13-14, Pages 1646-1656
  • Clark-Wilson, J. and Holloway, M. “Life care planning and long-term care for individuals with brain injury in the UK.” NeuroRehabilitation3 (2015): 289-300.
  • Clark-Wilson, J., Giles, G. M., Seymour, S., Tasker, R., Baxter, D. M., and Holloway, M. (2016). Factors influencing community case management and care hours for clients with traumatic brain injury living in the UK. Brain Injury, 1-11.
  • Giles, G.M., Clark-Wilson, J., Baxter, D., Tasker, R., Seymour, S. (2018) “The interrelationship of functional skills in individuals living in the community, following moderate to severe traumatic brain injuryBrain Injury
  • Holloway, M., Orr, D., and Clark-Wilson, J. (2019) “Experiences of challenges and support among family members of people with acquired brain injury: a qualitative study in the UK” Brain Injury
  • Clark Wilson, J., and Holloway, M. (2019) Family Experience of Brain Injury: Surviving, Coping, Adjusting, 1st Edition  ISBN 9781138896697

Mark Holloway

Research Group Member

Mark is a social work qualified independent brain injury case manager and expert witness and has worked with individuals and families affected by acquired brain injury since 1991.

Mark is Advanced Member of British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM), former Chair of the BABICM Training and Education Sub-Group and former elected member of the BABICM Council, a Trustee of the Brain Injury Social Work Group, a member of the National Mental Capacity Forum (NMCF) Leadership Group, a member of the Advisory Board of the Mental Health and Justice Project, Kings College London and an Executive Committee member of the International Network of Social Work Acquired Brain Injury.

Research publications

Odumuyiwa, T., Kennedy, M., Norman, A., Holloway, M., Suffield, F., Forrest, H. & Dicks, H. (2019). Improving Access to Social Care Services Following Acquired Brain Injury: A Needs Analysis. Journal of Long-Term Care, 164 – 175.

Holloway, M. and Tasker, R., (2019). The Experiences of Relatives of People with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) of the Condition and Associated Social and Health Care Services.  Journal of Long-Term Care, pp.99–110.

Moore, S. Wotus, R. Norman, A. Holloway, M. & Dean, J. (2019) Behind the cloak of competence: Brain Injury and Mental Capacity Legislation. The Journal of Adult Protection, 21, 201 – 218

Holloway, M., Orr, D. & Clark-Wilson, J. (2019). Experiences of challenges and support among family members of people with acquired brain injury: a qualitative study in the UK. Brain Injury, 33, 401 – 411

Clark-Wilson, J., Baxter, D. M., Tasker, R., Holloway, M. & Seymour, S. (2019). The interrelationship of functional skills in individuals living in the community, following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury Brain Injury, 33, 129-136.

Norman, A., Moore, S., Wotus, R., Holloway, M., & Dean, J. (2018). Supported Decision Making: Brain injury case managers’ experience of mental capacity and the mental capacity act. Plymouth University: Plymouth

Norman, A., Odumuyiwa, T.M., Kennedy, M., Forrest, H., Suffield, F., Holloway, M., Dicks, H., Percuklievska, N., & Harris, H. (2018). Long term care needs following acquired brain injury: A final report. Plymouth University: Plymouth.

Holloway, M. (2017). Acquired brain injury: the lived experience of family members. DSW thesis, University of Sussex.

Holloway, M., & Tyrrell, L. (2016). Acquired Brain Injury, Parenting, Social Work, and Rehabilitation: Supporting Parents to Support Their Children. Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation, 15(3-4), 234-259

Clark-Wilson, J., Giles, G. M., Seymour, S., Tasker, R., Baxter, D. M., & Holloway, M. (2016). Factors influencing community case management and care hours for clients with traumatic brain injury living in the UK. Brain Injury, 30(7), 872 – 882. doi:10.3109/02699052.2016.1146799

Holloway, Mark, and Rachel Fyson. “Acquired Brain Injury, Social Work and the Challenges of Personalisation.” British Journal of Social Work 46(5), (2016) 1301-1317. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcv039

Clark-Wilson, J. and Holloway, Mark. “Life care planning and long-term care for individuals with brain injury in the UK.” NeuroRehabilitation 36.3 (2015): 289-300.

 

Holloway, Mark. “How is ABI assessed and responded to in non-specialist settings? Is specialist education required for all social care professionals?” Social Care and Neurodisability 5.4 (2014): 201-213.

Holloway, Mark. “Motivational interviewing and acquired brain injury.” Social Care and Neurodisability 3.3 (2012): 122-130.

Books:

Clark Wilson, J., and Holloway, M. (2019) Family Experience of Brain Injury: Surviving, Coping, Adjusting, 1st Edition Routledge. ISBN 9781138896697

 

Book chapters:

Holloway, M., & Tyrrell, L. (2018). Acquired Brain Injury, Parenting, Social Work, and Rehabilitation: Supporting Parents to Support Their Children. In Contemporary Perspectives on Social Work in Acquired Brain Injury. Editors Simpson, G K and Yuen, F. Routledge. ISBN 9781138559745

Holloway, M. (2019) Hidden in plain sight: Social work, acquired brain injury and missed opportunities for change In The Care Act 2014: Wellbeing in Practice. Editors Braye, S and Preston-Shoot, M. Sage. ISBN 9781526446879

 

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