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Jeremy Howick, wednesday 29th may - see here for details
27th June - see here for booking information
For information on BAHT's involvement in developing hand therapy guidelines see here
Would like to invite nominations for a range of national awards, fellowships & more - see here
Book before the 18th May and get 2 days for the price of 1! BAHT members can also receive a discount on conference fees by entering the discount code: 2347 see website
We are planning to review & improve the website this year and would value your input! Please send ideas/ comments to Katy via the contact page
|BAHT Executive Committee|
About the Executive Committee
The Executive Committee of BAHT is a group of members elected at the AGM to lead the organisation. The Executive's responsibility is to promote the objectives and manage the resources of the BAHT.
The individuals become Directors of the organisation according to the requirements of Charity Law. The titles of the committee members reflect their specific responsibilities to lead in their area plus reporting to the whole committee at each alternate-monthly meeting. BAHT has been very fortunate to have had many forward thinking and hardworking committees over the years.
The current Executive Committee is:
Physiotherapist – London
Joelle is an Australian physiotherapist, who has spent most of her time since graduating working in burns and hand therapy, with the exception of a career break to travel around Europe that has seen her settle in London.
Joelle works in a team of generic hand therapists at St George’s Hospital in London and is particularly fascinated with traumatic hand injuries.
She joined the Executive Committee in 2010 and is keen to work in the role of Chair with the Executive Committee to promote hand therapy and BAHT over the coming years.
Margaret (Mags) Hayden
Vice-Chair / Director of Bursaries
Occupational Therapist – Harlow
Mags qualified as an Occupational Therapist in Dublin in 1994. She has worked in hand therapy for the past 13 years, many of those in a unit with a mixture of plastic and orthopaedic referrals. Aside from the patient contact one of her favourite parts of the job has been contributing to the learning and development of students and rotational staff. She currently works in a small district general hospital and while she has successfully completed a number of BAHT level II courses has yet to complete her level III to meet her long-term goal of gaining accreditation.
She feels that being a member of BAHT, availing of the regular journals as well as attending accredited courses and conferences, has been invaluable. She was co-opted to the executive committee in 2011 and is now the Director of Bursaries and Vice-chair.
Secretary / Director of Administration
Occupational Therapist – London
Rachel works and at Guy’s and St Thomas ’ NHS Foundation Trust and previously worked at St Mary’s in Paddington. Areas of special interest include Hand Trauma and Epidermolysis Bullosa.
She was co-opted to the Executive Committee in May 2011.
Director of Membership
Physiotherapist – East Grinstead
Natasha is the BAHT Director of Membership, having taken on this role in 2010. She is a Physio, working in Hand Therapy at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.
When not working, she enjoys time in the great outdoors, supports Arsenal Football Club and practices her French. Natasha recently spent time with a French hand therapist in Nantes.
Director of Conference Planing & Research Grant Awarding Committee
Occupational Therapist – Norwich
Leanne has been qualified as an occupational therapist since 2004 and has specialised in Hand Therapy for 5 years. She currently works at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital covering elective and trauma orthopaedics and plastic surgery. Leanne completed a part time Research Associate post to Dr. Christina Jerosch Herold at the University of East Anglia, working on an observational study looking at sensory and motor impairment post carpal tunnel decompression as well as embarking on a randomised controlled trial looking at sensory re-learning after carpal tunnel surgery. She has completed a Masters in Clinical Research (prev. Health Science) and has recently been co-author and primary author on research publications.
In her spare time Leanne is a keen trekker and has completed Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp! Leanne is a the Director of Conference Planning & Research awarding committee
Occupational Therapist – London
Pascalle is an independent occupational therapist, working across Kent and Sussex in three Private Hospitals. She has specialised in Hands for 10 years and is particularly interested in thumbs. Pascalle presented a poster at the BAHT Conference 2008 on reliability of thumb goniometry and with colleagues from Queen Victoria Hospital started a research study with into dynamic and static splinting for EPL injuries. Pascalle has gained a Certificate in Hand Therapy from Derby University, has recently been awarded her BAHT Level III and hopes to gain the Accredited Hand Therapist (BAHT) qualification.
Pascalle was co-opted into the BAHT Executive Committee early in 2011. As a member since graduation, she is now interested in and looking forward to facilitating the professional body in its continuing provision of high quality education, advice, networking and support to its member
director of website & media
Physiotherapist - Oxford
Katy is a physiotherapist specialising in hand therapy, plastics and burns. She has worked as a specialist for 10 years, practicing in the UK, Australia and Africa. She has a keen interest in working with complex burns contracture release patients in a third world setting and has helped develop a hand therapy service to to treat this patient group in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Katy has presented on this topic at the BAHT and burns conference last year and is speaking on 'Challenging plastic surgey & rehabilitation in West Africa' at the CSP conference this year.
Katy was co-opted into the BAHT executive comittee in March 2012 She is keen to use her EC role with BAHT to provide good, clear communication forums to members through the E-bulletin, BAHT website and iCSP.
Occupational Therapist - London
Melita is an Occupational Therapist who has worked in the area of Hand Therapy since graduating from Curtin University. She has worked both privately and publically in Australia and now works as part of the team at the London Hand and Wrist Unit.
Melita is in the process of working through her BAHT accreditation levels after moving to London and is currently a co –opted member of the committee.
director ofjournal & advertising
Physiotherapist - Norfolk
Bhavana qualified as a Physiotherapist in India in 1998. She has been working as a Hand Therapist at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital since 2006.
She enjoys all aspects of hand therapy but has a special interest in trauma and tendon injuries. She was co-opted to the Executive Committee in March 2012.
CSP Liaison - VACANT post