Meet your team
“When you visit The Marbrook Centre, don’t ask us what we do;
ask us why we do it? Then you will hear why we are different”
Robert Myers – Head of Care Pathways
I bring twenty years of experience providing medical input to rehabilitation Multi-Disciplinary Teams, treating people with neurological disabilities and limb loss.
Photography, gardening, hearing my children laugh
Liver and Kidneys, either on a menu or on a ward
Being able to play a role in improving someone’s quality of life is why I love my job.
I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2007 and since then have worked in a variety of settings including large teaching hospital and a specialist rehabilitation center.
I enjoy building relationships with individuals and their families and really getting to know the person, what is important to them and what it is that they want from their rehab here at Marbrook.
My role as the Therapy Lead is to support staff, individuals and their families to ensure the provision of high quality person centered rehabilitation.
Sport, Movies and Mediterranean food
Inefficiency, ignorance and people who talk in the cinema!!
Having worked in the care sector as a registered nurse for over 14 years, I have gained experience in numerous nursing homes including a primary care setting.
I am extremely passionate about delivering high standards of care to residents living with a long term neurological condition, a spinal cord injury or dementia.
Leading by example with a hands-on approach, I aspire to demonstrate great skill and compassion with residents whilst exemplifying integrity with my team.
Long walks, holidays with my family, sun, good coffee and my dinner cooked for me.
Rudeness, big hairy spiders, the word “moist” and a lack of sleep.
After qualifying as a nurse in 1999 I worked in Critical Care before starting at The Marbrook Centre as a Senior Nurse in 2016. I am passionate about providing the best care experience for our residents, delivered by a well-trained and empathetic team.
Running and food
Laziness and being woken up in the night by my children
I have worked in health & social care for the last 14 years. My career began at 17, as a support worker within a dementia service, I was then able to experience a range of settings including supporting those living with mental health conditions, neurological impairments, autism and learning disabilities. My career has gone full circle, and I am now back in the area I am most passionate about – dementia care.
Black coffee, my kittens (Chester & Phoebe) & dogs (Rudy & Frankie), anything written by Alice Oseman, holidays in Cornwall, Autumn & aardvarks.
A messy desk, thick nib pens, aubergine & courgettes.
After qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 2012 I spent some time in South-East Asia volunteering at local rehabilitation centres. Upon returning to the UK I started working at The Lister hospital in Stevenage where I gained experience across a variety of acute fields such as surgical, orthopaedics and stroke; it was here that I discovered by passion for neurological rehabilitation. I pursued this further and accepted a role working for the Stroke Early Supported Discharge Team. This involved working in the community, providing therapy for individuals at home for up to 6 weeks post-stroke. I also assisted in the set-up of a new inpatient stroke rehabilitation service at Herts and Essex community hospital.
I enjoy the challenge and diversity that neuro-rehab offers and I am passionate about achieving the very best for all my patients.
Food, Travelling, Film, Shopping
Rain, Bowling, Rollercoasters
After graduating from Brunel University as a Physiotherapist in 2010, I worked in the NHS at Addenbrookes Hospital for two years completing core rotations including musculoskeletal and neurology. In 2012 I moved into the world of paediatrics where I worked for the 4 years supporting children with a wide range of neurological long term conditions, musculoskeletal injuries and developmental delay. I have worked for the past two years at Prime Physio, Melbourn working with people who are recovering from having a stroke or spinal cord injury and also supporting people with long term conditions such as MS and Parkinsons.
Alongside my day job I have also been involved with various sports teams including England Touch Rugby and British Canoe Slalom. My passion is for neurology and I enjoy pushing the limits that can be achieved from the acute to the long term goals. I also like mixing this with my sports knowledge to develop holistic plans and treatment programmes.
I enjoy watching rugby and when I’m not working I can normally be found on the netball court or touch rugby field.
My gin cupboard, travelling, a good book, clean bed sheets
Badly made tea, traffic and sitting still.
I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2011 and prior to starting at The Marbrook Centre in 2017 was working in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. This has given me the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge and experience in the acute setting such as Neuro-Intensive Care, acute neurological and neuro-surgical rehabilitation, stroke and sub-acute neurological rehabilitation, community rehabilitation among many other rotations. My passion is neuro-rehab because I enjoy the challenge, complexity and diversity of the people I get to help every day. I am excited to use the knowledge I have gained to ensure the best for my patients at all times.
FAQ about my name: It sounds like “femur”, just drop the f. It’s a relatively common Irish name.
Prosecco, long warm summer days, diving, dogs
cold/wet and short winter days, when people put milk in the cup of tea before taking out the tea bag!!
I became a Neuro Support Worker early last year, after having spent most of my working career in an admin/HR role. It’s a privilege to be given the opportunity to work with and support others less fortunate than myself and my goal is to deliver care to the highest standards.
This therapy assistant role allows me to be fully involved in treatment and recovery of our residents, whilst also planning for their future wellbeing after discharge from Marbrook Centre.
The beach, the sun and being in my garden
Oysters (too slimy), bad driver and obnoxiousness
Some time ago I completed a BA in Physical Education, and was a basketball coach. However, when I
moved to England in 2010 I found my calling in the Care Sector. My career started in health care with
my first job as a community healthcare assistant. I’ve always had a good feeling when I have had a
chance to help others. To this day, I have 8 years of experience in Community Healthcare, in Nursing
Homes and in Mental Health within a psychiatric hospital. Now, I have the pleasure to work at The
Marbrook Centre as a Therapy Assistant. Every day is a new day to learn new skills and gain
knowledge, which benefits the people in our care.
My favourite quote: Live today and a little bit of tomorrow!
Like: Mindfulness, dark chocolate, good music, being active, nature.
Dislike: When people are late, math, sour sweets and wet feet!
I love my job! In a nutshell, I am here to look after everyone and to ensure Team Marbrook has the best tools to do their jobs. So, what are these tools? Well, in the toolbox is good training and support, a nice environment, the best equipment, clear leadership and the remaining space in the toolbox is filled with care and compassion.
I’m a nurse by training, albeit a moderately old one, having qualified in 1985! Since I qualified I have followed the management, rather than the clinical path. I also spent 5 years as a care home inspector in the 90s where I saw the good, the bad and the ugliest of care services!
So, back to why I love my job. I see people every day who have experienced life changing injuries and health challenges. They and their families are truly extraordinary people; their strength, optimism and motivation to be the best they possibly can be, is an amazing thing to share in. This is a constant reminder to me to make every day count, value what I have and not to complain or worry about things I don’t! The icing on the cake is to witness Team Marbrook supporting people on these difficult and challenging journeys with such care and compassion. I am one happy bunny.
Being a vegetarian, supporting my beloved Spurs, sipping a good red wine, being a mum to a wonderful teenage lad and all things animal and nature. I am compelled to move snails and slugs off of paths so they don’t get squashed and chase an upset wasp around the house to release it humanely in the garden. To this end, I have also have Flo the cat and 2 fantastic rescue dogs. I would have many more rescue pets but the husband would leave!
Dining with people who are eating offal, the gap between the train and the platform, people who ask me why I don’t eat meat and do I think vegetables feel pain? Arsenal Football Club, bullies and racists.
I have lots of experience of building new services and care partnerships in the NHS, Charity and Private sectors. My role is to enable all those who could benefit from our rehabilitation skills, a clear care pathway to us.
Laughter, thank yous and anything with wheels and an engine
Bullying, bad driving and cucumber
I have been a qualified nurse for over 20years. I love supporting individuals to achieve their full potential in life. I am at my happiest knowing that residents are safe and experiencing good quality care. I enjoy working as part of a team and ensuring that systems and processes are in place to allow our residents to flourish.
music, travelling, good food, supporting people
Uncaring people, rudeness and animal cruelty.
Having worked in the hospitality industry for 22 years in various locations in the UK, I joined the Marbrook team to bring a non-clinical perspective to delivering great service for residents. My principle role is to oversee Marbrook’s non-clinical operation and ensuring that the support team are providing the best possible quality of service adapted for each resident to cater for their specific needs. I work closely with the residents and their families so we can understand what we can do to ensure the time spent with us will be as enjoyable as possible.
Sport, being busy and honesty
Mess, lazy people and courgettes
I am the IT & Communications Manager at the Marbrook Centre, I have many qualifications and experiences within IT making me a Microsoft Certified Professional. Also several years of experience in healthcare.
My job is to ensure everyone staying at the Marbrook Centre has excellent internet access and support enabling the best possible outcomes, whilst at the same time fixing what my colleagues break! Love to review current processess and ensure we are utilising technology to its best advantage.
Fast cars, sport and helping people
Sunday drivers, rain and discrimination