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Lori Gillanders

Senior Occupational Therapist’

Lori Gillanders

Lori assists with the delivery of the Wizzybug loan scheme and carries out Wizzybug handover appointments in Bath. She also provides day to day clinical support and training to the regional Wizzybug handover centres.

Lori previously studied social policy but later decided to re-train as an Occupational Therapist. She initially worked with adults in acute and rehabilitation hospitals in the areas of medicine, trauma and orthopaedics, stroke, oncology and cardiology. She then worked in a specialist brain injury rehabilitation unit before joining Designability.

Lori is an accredited wheelchair assessor and provider, placement student educator and member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

Qualifications

MSc Occupational therapy

BA (Hons) Social Policy

Accredited practice placement student educator

Accredited wheelchair assessor and provider

Member of the Royal College of occupational therapists

Experience

Occupational therapist at the Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit

Rotational occupational therapist (variety of clinical areas) at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

Communications support officer for the NHS revalidation support team (Guys and St Thomas’s Trust London)

Roles at Action for Children and Barnardos