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Stephanie qualified as an Occupational therapist in 2005, she quickly moved into a senior management position in 2007 where she was able to utilise both her problem solving skills and her ability to promote independence in a management capacity, developing teams and services.
Stephanie has worked across health and social care services, both working to improve and support struggling services, as well as setting up a variety of new services including creating a clear vision and philosophy. Having worked across supported living, day, residential and hospital services, she has developed an eclectic set of skills and knowledge, within a range of learning disability and mental health services for both children and adults.
Stephanie has a passion for working with people and developing high standards of care, actively promoting the positive welfare and engagement of service users.
As Cygnet Brunel’s clinical manager, Kalim ensures the nursing and care teams maintain a high clinical standard. With 20 years of experience within the care industry he supports and develops the teams to provide the right environment for Brunel’s patients to maximise their potential and achieve their greatest quality of life. Kalim has an avid interest in the way the human brain works and is passionate about understanding people with an aim to make a difference. These were the key motivations that led Kalim to qualify as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 2003 at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Kalim utilised these skills in his first RMN role within a rehabilitation unit in South London. Kalim then further progressed into the Community Mental Health Team as a Care Coordinator. After enhancing his clinical practises within a variety of roles within hospital and community settings Kalim utilised his extensive knowledge to branch into management. Kalim has managed various services including those specialising in learning disabilities, mental health, addictions, eating disorders, PICU and low secure.
Dr Johanna Herrod completed her psychiatry training in Cambridge, specialising in Liaison and Neuropsychiatry. She has been a Consultant since 2000 and has worked in the NHS as Speciality Lead in Neuropsychiatry at Southmead Hospital and Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Hospital, in Bristol. Dr Herrod has been an educational supervisor since 2002.
Dr Johanna Herrod has a strong academic background with a PhD in Chemistry from Cambridge University, and experience in research neuropsychiatry. Her particular interests are acquired brain injury rehabilitation, neuropsychiatry of brain injury, functional neurological disorders, sleep disorders and complex pain disorders.
Her areas of expertise are management of behavioural disturbance and complex neuropsychiatric and cognitive difficulties and management of future prognosis and future rehabilitation needs.
Dr Daudjee qualified at the University of Nottingham prior to undertaking a broad base of training in Psychiatry for Older Adults and Psychiatry of Intellectual Disabilities. During this time he completed a post-graduate qualification in Psychiatry and additionally in Medication Education, attaining MRCPsych (Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists) in 2013.
Dr Juzer Daudjee has expertise in neurodevelopmental conditions and neurodegenerative conditions and has recently been involved in neuroscience for nationally. He has worked in Bristol and the South West for several years and his particular interests include rehabilitation approaches involving the natural environment.
After qualifying from Glasgow, Reenee moved to England in 2008 for her Core Psychiatry training. Reenee has been a Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry since 2012, both within the NHS and the independent sector.
She has worked in Neuropsychiatry specialist service and Liaison Psychiatry in Bristol and in General Adult community mental health service and acute inpatient psychiatry services (including PICU). Reenee joined Cygnet Brunel in 2019 and Neuropsychiatry remains her primary interest.
Jasmine started her OT career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant working in rehabilitation units in Essex, for people with learning disabilities/mental health/ brain injury/ Autism and challenging behaviour. She then went onto study Occupational Therapy at University of Essex where she completed placements in Acute Mental Health, General medicine wards, Male LD/brain injury/mental health and challenging behaviour units, and a homeless charity day centre.
Working then in Trauma and Orthopaedics, once qualified she stayed there for a further year as a Band 5 OT working across Trauma and Elective Orthopaedic wards and clinics.
From there she relocated to Wales with her family to work in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Low Secure Hospital (CAMH’s). Working with the sister company she delivered Occupational Therapy to adults in the community who had learning disabilities and helped to set up and open a new day service for adults with learning disabilities.
Experienced as an assessor for Personal Independent Payments Jasmine also worked as a Band 6 Locum OT primarily within a Community Resource Team; ensuring safe discharge to home and hospital avoidance for people who had sustained an injury or illness or were no longer coping at home.
Jasmine is leading the OT team at Cygnet Brunel.
Claire graduated from University of Reading UK in 1989 with BA (Hons) in Linguistics and Language Pathology. She has worked as a Speech Language Therapist for over 25 years with a wide range of clients including Deaf children, adults with cochlear implants, and adults with intellectual disability.
She began working with adults with brain injury in New Zealand in 2006 and since then has specialised in neurological recovery and rehabilitation. She has extensive experience and training in client centred rehabilitation and dysphagia (swallowing difficulties).
She is passionate about maximising speaking and swallowing recovery for people with neurological injury and now specialises in working with people with brain injury and mental health diagnoses. Claire also volunteers at the Re voice Choir for people with Aphasia (speech and language difficulty following brain injury) at University of West England, Bristol.
Katie studied in Bournemouth for 3 years, where she did her Undergraduate Psychology Degree. Whilst in Bournemouth, Katie worked as a Research Assistant for a few projects around mental health and wellbeing. After I graduation and a move to Bristol Katie started to work as a Support Worker at Brunel. Currently Katie is studying part-time for her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Science through Open University.
Katie has worked in residential and community services supporting people with learning difficulties and mental health conditions. Katie swapped her Senior Support Worker role on Ketch Ward to begin work as an Assistant Psychologist. Katie hopes to go on to do a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology when she has finished her Masters.
Yasmin began her career working in supported living environments, then moved to working with Young Adults engaging with prison rehabilitation programmes across the South West. Trained in NLP emotional and behavioural coaching, and motivation interviewing Yasmin works to adapt programmes to suit individuals with Autism, ADHD and psychiatric diagnoses.
Yasmin holds a BSc in Forensic Psychology and is currently completing an MSc in Applied Neuropsychology with University of Bristol. Yasmin is passionate about applied research that will introduce flexible and forward thinking psychological care, including the use of technology and outdoor behavioural care to enhance transitions between services; and is keen to develop reflective practice and staff training and support within hospital settings.
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