Committee Members


Dot TusslerMASCIP CHAIR

Dot is the Head Physiotherapist at the National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where she has worked since 1982. She is the current MASCIP Chair and has been a member of the MASCIP committee since its inception in 1997. Dot has had a varied experience in spinal cord rehabilitation over her years, greatly enjoying the team working, sport and opportunity to contribute to the lives of indiviudals with spinal cord injury across their lifespan.

Stef CormackTREASURER AND SECRETARY

Stef worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years, ten of which were at spinal cord injury charity Back Up, mostly as Head of Services and Deputy CEO. She now works freelance as a coach, facilitator and consultant.

Eimear SmithCOMMITTEE MEMBER

Eimear is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at the National Rehabilitation Hospital & Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin. She completed her Rehabilitation Medicine training in Dublin and for 2 years completed a National Treasure post in the London SCIC. She is currently the National Speciality Director for Rehabilitation Medicine in Ireland and is a past president of Irish Association of Rehabilitation Medicine. In addition to being a MASCIP committee member she is also a scientific committee member of BASCIS (British Association of Spinal Cord Injury Specialists) and ISCoS (International Spinal Cord Society) and a member of the education and electronic dissemination committees for ASIA (American Spinal Injuries Association).

Claire TraskCOMMITTEE MEMBER

Claire has been qualified as a physiotherapist for over 30 years and has worked at the Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Centre, Sheffield for nearly 30 years.

Angela WicksCOMMITTEE MEMBER

Angela has more than 30 years’ experience in nursing, and has a special interest in spinal cord injury following completion of the Nursing People with Spinal Cord Injuries course at Stoke Mandeville in 1991. Since then she has held a number of positions in the field of neuro disability and for the last 16 years has been part of the Active Care Group, most recently with a quality and governance focus.

Kirsty CookCOMMITTEE MEMBER

Emma LinleyWEBSITE MANAGER

Emma’s first placement as a student OT was in the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre. Throughout her early career she returned to the Centre through various rotations and then consistently since 2000. She is now the Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist and Team Lead for the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre with special interests in seated postural management and tetraplegic upper limb management.

Carol AdcockCOMMITTEE MEMBER

Carol qualified as an SEN in 1987 and later converted to RGN. She worked for 28 years at the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre, Southport in a number of different roles including Staff Nurse, Rehabilitation Nurse Practitioner, Senior Case Manager and SCI Specialist Outreach Nurse. She is currently working as a SCI Specialist Nurse at the Spinal Injuries Association.

Dan BurdenSia Representative

As Head of Public Affairs Dan is a member of SIA’s Senior Management team and leads on the association’s campaigning work. As well as representing the SCI people at all levels of government, his role also requires him to be secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on SCI.

Benita HexterCOMMITTEE MEMBER

Benita is Clinical Specialist and Lead Physiotherapist at the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre, Stanmore and Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow at University College, London. Her appointments reflect her passion for treating those with spinal cord injury and developing the staff and services which provide for them.

 

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