The Executive Committee (EC) is accountable to and acts with the authority of the Members. It develops the strategy, policy and direction of the Association and ensures that the Member’s interests are represented in all areas.
Peter has practiced Orthotics after qualifying in 1988, was awarded an MSc in 1995 and a Professional Diploma in Marketing in 2014. Involved with BAPO from the outset his main interest now rests with developing the organisation to be a world class professional association, supporting those with clinical expertise in prosthetics and orthotics find a voice. Peter is currently Chair of the Executive Committee and sits on both the Finance and Marketing Committees. Peter is TayCare’s Director of Clinical and Commercial Services, has regular clinics in several locations in the North of England and is seconded to BAPO one day per week. The secondment provides the time to represent BAPO at key meetings, including the Allied Health Professions Federation Board and their Policy Group
Lynne has practiced as an Orthotist since qualifying in 1992. She attained an MBA from Aston University in 1998. Lynne is committed to supporting the profession to become the best it can be by removing barriers to development and change.
She retired as BAPO Chairman in 2021 and accepted Chair of Education to continue her focus and drive on education for the profession.
She works as Team Lead in Orthotics in Scotland and focusses her clinical practice on MSK and elderly care.
Kate has been practicing as an Orthotist in Nottingham since qualifying in 2014. She has been a member of the executive committee since 2017 and is passionate about encouraging prospective students into the profession and promoting how P&O can provide life changing interventions to our patients
Paul is full time practicing Orthotist from the North. He currently sits on the research committee and the Professional Affairs Committee, previously being Chair.
I qualified as a Prosthetist/Orthotist BSc (hons) at Salford University in 2002 and have worked for Steeper Group since qualification. I have specialised in paediatric orthotics and worked in and around Leeds within both the NHS community clinics and in the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Jessica is a Student at the University of Salford studying Prosthetics & Orthotics. She is enjoying being a part of BAPO and states “it helps me gain a greater understanding of the profession outside of University and what’s to come in my prospective career”
Ian is an Orthotic Technician based at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow which is part of the Queen Elizabeth University Campus. He started within Orthotics and Prosthetics as an apprentice employed by Greater Glasgow Health Board. He has an interest in Technician education and is an SQA External Verifier. Ian is the Technician representative on the EC and is currently the association Treasurer.
CHAIR OF RESEARCH
Miriam Golding-Day is a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham and Senior Orthotist at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust. She sits as Chair of the BAPO Research Committee.
David originally trained as an aircraft engineer but requalified as a Prosthetist and Orthotist in 1999.
As the first Orthotist to be admitted as a Fellow of Podiatric Medicine in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow; he undertakes research and development within and outside his employment. He mentors and teaches globally within his professional and commercial spheres.
I am a second year student, studying Prosthetics & Orthotics at University of Strathclyde. I was drawn to P&O as I love science and know I want to work with people. I am excited to further my knowledge in P&O and I am looking forward to my career once I graduate in 2022.
Beth qualified from Strathclyde in 2014, starting out as a Prosthetist at RNOH, then moving into dual practice in Luton and now at Charring Cross continuing to work for Blatchfords. In 2019 while on sabbatical she volunteered in at the Orthopedic Training Centre Ghana, enjoying the challenge of inpatient programmes, complex pediatric cases, community outreach and a very busy outpatient department. She values working as part of an MDT and how it enhances patient care and relishes the challenge of dual practice.
Nicky has been working as an NHS orthotist since 2007, she is currently a Consultant orthotist and service manager at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, she is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Technologies, Staffordshire University, with a keen interest in research. Nicky has published work in several internationally peer reviewed journals and completed her PhD in 2018.
I graduated from the University of Salford in 2013 then started work as a dual role prosthetist/orthotist for Blatchfords at Luton & Dunstable before moving to Preston SMRC as an Advanced Prosthetist, now practicing as a senior prosthetist. My interest in prosthetics was sparked, when as an amputee myself, I read in the BLESMA magazine about the P&O course and looking for a change of direction. Whilst keeping up to date with the ongoing advances in the industry I often find myself trying various companies’ products to get a first-hand experience of their functionality.
I am currently studying for an MBA through the Open University sponsored by the Disabled Veteran’s Scholarship Fund and look forward to using the skills and knowledge within BAPO.
I have a keen interest in adventurous sports and volunteer time with various military and amputee charities facilitating Rock climbing, paddle-sports, SCUBA and anything else that gets me out in the fresh air.
Evalin is a full-time practicing Orthotist working in Greater London and the surround areas. She has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2020, leading the Diversity and Inclusion Network.