Having qualified from St Andrews School of Occupational Therapy in 1993, Susan spent the next few years in the field of neurological rehabilitation. She joined the West of Scotland Mobility and Rehabilitation Centre (WestMARC) in 1997, as the first occupational therapist for the wheelchair service, and is currently the therapy manager for the service.
Susan became a PMG trustee in 2014, whilst on the Conference, Education & Communications committee. Following a period as interim chair of PMG, she was formally elected as chair at the 2018 Annual General Meeting.
Following Lorna Tasker's resignation as a PMG trustee in April 2021, Susan is temporarily responsible for Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales activity in the field of posture and mobility (the brief she carried before becoming chair).
Pamela is retired from active medical practice, having worked in both rehabilitation medicine, care of the elderly and, more recently, as a medical advisor. She has been a member of, and had a great interest in, PMG for many years, liaising between PMG and the Scottish Posture & Mobility Network (SPMN) prior to the merging of the two groups in 2012.
As the last treasurer of SPMN, Pamela managed the financial amalgamation of the two organisations, and became treasurer of PMG in 2013.
Chair of Conference, Education & Communications committee
Helen trained at St Loye’s School of Occupational Therapy in Exeter, qualifying in 1985. She worked in adult and elderly mental health, environmental control systems assessment and design, then for 10 years in equipment and adaptation services.
Helen moved into the field of wheelchair services in 2001, and worked up to the position of clinical lead. Having retired from the NHS in November 2020, Helen is now working freelance as a locum in wheelchair services, and has joined a team of trainers to provide education in wheelchair seating to a wide variety of stakeholders.
Helen was a PMG trustee initially from 2011 to 2016, joining the conference planning team in 2011. She has been chair of the Conference, Education and Communications committee since 2018, and became a PMG trustee again in 2020.
Trustee (Research portfolio)
Susan worked in rehabilitation engineering for more than 20 years, both in the NHS as a clinical engineer, and as a lecturer in higher education. Her career focus in rehabilitation covered posture and mobility, gait analysis, augmentative and alternative communication, assistive technology, and prosthetics & orthotics. In addition, she participated in a number of research projects, publishing over 25 peer-reviewed articles.
In 2019 Susan decided to take her career in a new direction and, since early 2021, has been employed as a Research Assistant in Medical Statistics at Newcastle University. In this role she supports research into ageing, and the advancement of practice to improve the lives of older people.
Susan became a PMG trustee at the 2017 Annual General Meeting in Cardiff, and holds the Research portfolio for the executive committee.
Nathan trained at the Oxford Centre for Enablement and qualified and registered as a Clinical Scientist in 2016, specialising in Clinical Engineering. He has an MEng and MSc in Biomedical Engineering, and an MSc in Clinical Science. He is currently the service manager and clinical lead at the Milton Keynes Wheelchair Service.
Nathan has worked filming the PMG conferences since 2014 and was elected onto the Conference, Education & Communications committee in July 2017. He joined the Executive Committee as a trustee in October 2017.