Meet our team
Jen graduated from The University of Manchester in 2008, after completing her BSc in Speech and Language Therapy. She worked in Sheffield within NHS community stroke and neurology services before returning to the University of Manchester to complete her MPhil in Psychology in 2013. Here she researched a particular therapy approach for stroke survivors with aphasia (a language/communication disorder). Since then, Jen has worked in stroke rehabilitation at NHS Leeds Teaching Hospitals where she is now a Clinical Specialist SLT. Her clinical and research interests continue to be in acquired neurological communication disorders.
Jen has also lectured at Leeds Beckett University and currently sits on the British Aphasiology Society committee. In her free time, Jen enjoys cycling and climbing, spending time on her allotment and is training to be a counsellor.
Sarah graduated from York St John University in 2014 with a BSc in Occupational Therapy. She worked within Leeds Teaching Hospitals on the rotation, gaining a wide breadth of knowledge across many specialities, before specialising in neurosciences in 2016. Since then, she has worked in the acute and community stroke and neurosciences services, where she continues to develop her expertise. Her clinical and research interests are in stroke rehabilitation and Sarah is currently taking part in clinical research looking at the effectiveness of ‘motivational interviewing’ with stroke survivors and delivering a vocational rehab intervention to major trauma survivors.
In her spare time, Sarah is a competitive middle and long-distance runner, and is currently training for the London Marathon. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dog.
Jess graduated from Leeds Beckett University in 2016 and since then has been a rotational physiotherapist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals for 7 years. During this time, Jess developed an interest in the management of neurological conditions and in 2019 decided to specialise in the treatment of these conditions. Since becoming a specialist neurological physiotherapist, Jess has worked on a complex rehab ward, a stroke rehab ward, and an acute stroke ward so has seen a wide range of conditions and various stages of the pathology. Alongside her work at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital, Jess continues to work within Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust to continue to develop her knowledge of neurological conditions and their treatment.
Jess enjoys working with people to help achieve their goals and solve problems.