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, before working as a case manager with Bush & Company Rehabilitation.
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. He is an active member of the Research Sub-Committee with BABICM and is currently completing his Masters in Neurological Rehabilitation with Keele University.
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.