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 a clinical manager overseeing a number of wheelchair services.
Nathan has worked filming the PMG conferences between 2014 and 2022, and was elected onto the Conference, Education & Communications committee in July 2017. He joined the Executive Committee as a trustee and vice-chair in October 2017, becoming the chair in May 2022.
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 without porfolio
Rebecca is a chartered physiotherapist, having completed her training at the University of Southampton and qualified with a BSc (Hons) in 2010. She specialised immediately in learning disabilities and neurology, where seating and wheeled mobility are key objectives, and critical to the quality of life of the individuals she works with. Throughout her career in both the NHS and private sector, and growing up with a younger sister with profound and multiple learning disability, she has gained a true appreciation of postural care and its implications for health and wellbeing, especially for those with complex needs.
Rebecca is currently the Clinical Specialist at CareFlex, a specialist seating manufacturer and provider based in the UK. In this role she works closely with Health and Social Care professionals around the world, supporting them in their clinical practice, facilitating learning events, and developing educational resources. She has a passion for complex assessment, safe prescription and holistic care.
Trustee without portfolio
Mohamed has been a member of PMG since 2005. He is a Health and Care Professions Council registered clinical scientist. He completed a PhD in Medical Engineering in 2005 then joined the Clinical Science and Engineering Department at Salisbury District Hospital where he specialised in wheelchairs and special seating, gait analysis and functional electrical stimulation. He moved to the Rehabilitation Engineering Unit at Morriston Hospital, Swansea in 2014 before joining Blatchford in 2016 as National Clinical Lead for Special Seating.
Mohamed is a visiting lecturer and project supervisor in medical engineering and postural management. Whilst working in the NHS, he was a supervisor/assessor for the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP). He is a keen advocate of 24-hour postural management, an active participant in research and development, and feeds into various seating groups that promote good working practices.
Trustee without portfolio
Helen is a clinical scientist and chartered engineer, having completed her clinical scientist training jointly at St Georges and Kings College Hospitals in London. She started working within wheelchair and special seating services in 2010, and has worked at a number of different NHS services across London, specialising in paediatric wheelchairs and custom seating.
She is currently working at Croydon Wheelchair Service as the lead Rehabilitation Engineer.
Helen has been a member of PMG since 2012, and has done two terms on the PMG Conference, Education and Communications committee. She was elected to the Executive committee in August 2022.
Trustee (Countries brief)
Lorna is Head of Rehabilitation Engineering at Swansea Bay University Health Board, responsible for services in special seating, pressure ulcer care and functional electrical stimulation in the South West Wales region. She is a clinical scientist and chartered engineer. She has a special interest in digital seating methods, pressure ulcer care technology and personalised assistive aids. Lorna obtained her PhD in 2014 which evaluated digital seating technologies and developed methods to optimise customised seating systems to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers.
Lorna has been an active member of PMG since 2007. She has been a PMG trustee since 2017, and was also a member of the former PMG research committee until 2019.