Having qualified as an architect in 2001, my career to date has been committed to the Healthcare Sector. I have completed a wide range of projects including remodelling of accessible homes as well as the design of PFI super hospitals. Throughout this period, I have developed a particular interest and expertise in accommodation for people with specialist needs, such as wheelchair users as well as those who require nursing or carer assistance.
I understand the complexity of healthcare provisions and methods of procurement that are available within the private and public sectors.
I thrive on the interaction inherent in stakeholder engagements and the collaboration in the seeking of creative solutions. To date, I have been fortunate to be involved in resolving the myriad of problems experienced by hospitals estates departments and healthcare organisations within the context of a constantly changing climate of governance and funding.
Highlights in my career have been the appointments as Trust Advisor at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London. These appointments offered me privileged insights into the selection process and peer review mechanisms which continue to inform my approach as a healthcare designer.
Following 23 years of practical experience as a healthcare architect, I have gained expertise in the accommodation needs of cognitive, physically and visually impaired people, with a particular interest in orthopaedic, spinal and paediatric provisions.
I understand the importance of balancing the varying needs of the injured occupant with those of the care-giver.
The exposure to the complexity and diversity of disabling conditions and my interest in care environments form the foundation of my expertise as a healthcare architect and is fundamental in supporting my role as a Quantum expert in the field of accommodation for disabled people.
Alongside my day to day role as an architect, I accept expert witness instructions to advise on the accommodation needs in clinical negligence and personal injury litigation. To date, I have undertaken cases involving RTAs, stroke victims, spinal injuries, such as Cauda Equina Syndrome, limb amputations, loss of sight as well as complex claims for people with cerebral palsy.
I hold the Cardiff University Certificate of Accreditation for Expert Witnesses. I have written 500+ reports to date and my bias is fluctuating around 40% on Claimant, 59% on Defendant with the remaining 1% on Joint Instructions.
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