Meet our team of Executive Committee volunteers:
Diane holds a BSc (Hons) in Animal Physiology and Nutrition, a diploma in marketing and is a qualified veterinary nurse. She has over 25 years experience in medical sales and marketing for Sumed, with particular expertise in wound management and pressure care.
Diane joined the PMG Conference Sub-Committee in 2013 before moving to, and becoming chair of, the Publications & Marketing Sub-Committee. She joined the PMG Executive Committee in 2014, and became chair of PMG in July 2016. She is also a member of the Healthcare and Assistive Technology Society (HATS) Steering Group.
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.
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 joined the PMG Executive Committee, as Scottish representative, in 2014 and is also a member of the Conference, Education and Communications Committee. Her role on the executive committee was broadened in 2016 to represent the interests of Northern Ireland and Wales.
Susan has a BA in Physics and an MSc in Information Technology (Medical Physics) and is currently Head of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Aids to Living (REAL) Unit at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. She is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Scientist and registered Clinical Scientist. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a clinical bioengineer in rehabilitation engineering service delivery, covering posture and mobility, gait analysis, augmentative and alternative communication, assistive technology, and prosthetics & orthotics. In addition, she has participated in a number of research projects publishing over 25 peer-reviewed articles.
Susan took over as chair of the PMG Research committee, and joined the Executive Committee, at the 2017 Annual General Meeting in Cardiff.