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Service Teams

For more detailed information on our individual service team staff that you may meet whilst at the Trust please select the service group below by filtering by the service category, or alternatively, please type in the name of the person you are looking for in the search box.


For further information on the team and the services they provide, please visit our Our Services section.


PortraitName, Job TitleProfessional Profile
Victoria Dickens Victoria Dickens Consultant Physiotherapist Victoria graduated from Pinderfields College of Physiotherapy in 1993 and went on the graduate with a MSc in 2002. She specialised in MSK conditions since 1995 and has worked in various NHS organisation before coming to Salford. In 2002 she was appointed to the role of Clinical Specialist MSK Physio in Salford and progressed to becoming a Consultant Physiotherapist in 2008. Victoria is the Clinical Lead for MSK services in Salford and since January 2014 has been the Clinical Director for Orthopaedics. Her clinical practice is currently within the Spinal service, Orthopaedics and in MSK CATS. She is an Independent Prescriber and has a diploma in injection therapy.
Alex Hardern Alex Hardern  Advanced MSK Practitioner Alex qualified from the University of Bradford in 2005 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. Alex joined Salford Royal in 2005, specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings including private practice and rugby. He is currently studying for an MSc in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the University of Salford and is an Injection Therapist. Alex is a an Advanced MSK Practitioner and team lead in Physiotherapy. He has a keen interest in both exercise and manual therapy treatments. He is also qualified in acupuncture. In his spare time, Alex is a keen road cyclist.
Alice Lennox Alice Lennox  Specialist Physiotherapist Alice graduated from Brunel University in 2012 with a BSc (Hons) in physiotherapy. She has worked for Salford Royal Foundation Trust since 2013 rotating through areas such as trauma and orthopaedics, and now works full time in the Outpatient Department. Alongside working in the NHS Alice has worked with British Athletics, rugby union and within a private practice. She has extra training in sports massage, and taping. Alice is soon to complete her training to be able to offer acupuncture and hopes to complete a Master’s module in manual therapy early next year.
Antje Teubner Antje Teubner (Ms) MD, MRCS (Ed) Associate Specialist, Intestinal Failure Miss Teubner, originally from Germany, graduated in 1994. She undertook her postgraduate training in the UK in surgery and surgical specialties gaining operative and medical experience in the management of critically ill patients. Miss Teubner worked since 2001 in the Intestinal Failure Unit - and for the last 7 years in the capacity of an Associate Specialist. She is a key member of the team for being directly responsible for the day-to-day running of the unit. She oversees and coordinates the care of all medical and surgical patients on the Unit and is also practitioner in venous line management. Miss Teubner has gained extensive experience in the management of patients with acute intestinal failure, as well as patients requiring long term intestinal rehabilitation (including vascular access management, management of high-output fistulae, short bowel and long term HPN complications). In her role she leads the teaching and supervision of the junior doctors/clinical fellows on the unit and has expanded this remit by regularly presenting on national conferences, study days and symposiums as well as lecturing and running workshops on intestinal failure. Her principal goal is to enhance patient care and this is reflected by her numerous peer-reviewed publications and international presentations around quality initiatives in intestinal failure management.
Antonia Kirkby Antonia Kirkby (Dr) Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist Dr Kirkby completed a Neuroscience degree at Manchester University before pursuing a career in Clinical Psychology. She completed her Clinical Psychology doctorate at Manchester University in 2003 and has worked as a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre since this time, specialising in the neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation of adult neurology and neurosurgery patients. In 2006 Dr Kirkby obtained the post-doctoral specialist qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN). She is a member of the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists and the Directory of Expert Witnesses. Antonia has particular interests in Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation, and Functional Neurological Disorders including Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder, and conducts research in these areas. Antonia lectures and is a Supervisor on the Clinical Psychology Doctoral training courses in the Northwest.
Charlotte Hazeldine-Baker Charlotte Hazeldine-Baker (Dr) Clinical Psychologist Dr Hazeldine-Baker completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Bath, and following this, she completed her Masters Degree in Health Psychology also at Bath. After gaining her Masters degree she worked as an assistant clinical psychologist within the NHS, providing therapy for people with learning disabilities. During this time she also worked as a research assistant at the University of Bath exploring sleep difficulties in older adults. Charlotte gained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Bath and during this time developed an interest in working with people with long term health conditions and those within palliative care services. She had a six month placement working in a hospice in Swindon and during her final year elected to spend six months working at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, gaining varied experience of working with patients with a range of both acute and chronic health problems. Her doctoral thesis explored feelings of defeat in patients living with chronic pain. She continues to have an interest in applying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
no image available Clare Warwick Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist Clare qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1989 and currently works as a Specialist Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health and has 18 years’ experience in this field. Clare works at Salford Royal NHS Trust based in the physiotherapy Out-patient department. She manages and treats both women and men with pelvic floor and/or bladder dysfunction, including chronic pelvic pain and treats women ante-natally and post-natally with musculo-skeletal problems of the spine, pelvis and pelvic floor/bladder dysfunction. She is qualified in acupuncture after completing the Foundation course in 2011. Clare has successfully completed the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates course and uses the Pilates concept and exercises to treat a variety of patients both for pelvic floor issues and in pregnancy.
Cliff Chen Cliff Chen (Dr) Clinical Neuropsychologist Dr Chen completed his Bachelor of Science (BSc honours) in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, where he won the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Undergraduate award for Psychology (2006). He gained his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) at the University of Oxford (2012), and is currently undertaking his Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Glasgow. Past research projects include studies on verbal and spatial memory, and the cognitive correlates of eating disorders in men. He has worked in a variety of settings, including Clinical Neuropsychology departments at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, and in Neuro-rehabilitation at the Oxford Centre for Enablement.
Danielle Mason Danielle Mason  Specialist MSK Physiotherapist Danielle has worked at Salford Royal for three and half years since completing her BSc Physiotherapy degree at Salford University in 2012. She has a keen interest in the lower limb and is currently running a Frame Rehabilitation class for patients who have undergone complicated lower limb surgery both electively and for traumatic cases.
Emma Hamilton Emma Hamilton Specialist Breast Care Physiotherapist Emma qualified from the University of Salford in 2004 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. Emma joined Salford Royal in 2004 and works within the Specialist Breast Care Physiotherapy Service providing physiotherapy for patients who are undergoing treatment for Breast Cancer. She is currently studying at the University of Central Lancashire to become a Lymphoedema Key Worker allowing her to treat Breast Cancer related Lymphoedema. Emma works closely with the Breast surgical teams at Salford Royal providing pre and post-op care.
Frances Collins Frances Collins Consultant Clinical Health Psychotherapist and Oncology Lead Frances joined Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Salford Royal Hospital in 2003 following a career in Critical Care nursing and midwifery in N. Ireland. She is Lead for Oncology within Clinical Health Psychology since 2012 and represents Salford Oncology Services within the Psychological Support and Mental Health Pathway Board for Manchester Cancer Services. Frances holds post- graduate qualifications in Integrative Psychotherapy (1999), CBT (2002) and Expressive Arts Psychotherapy (2002) and is an experienced facilitator, supervisor, and trainer in mindfulness- based approaches with a Master’s degree in Mindfulness -Based Interventions in Healthcare from University of Wales, Bangor (2009) where she was invited to teach. She is registered as a Teacher with the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts and upholds the requirements of the UK Mindfulness Teacher good practice guidelines. Her specialist interest in trauma and end of life has included residential training in Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) (2011) with Trauma Resource Institute (TRI) ‘compassion without borders.’ Claremont, CA. and International residential intensive training program for clinicians ‘Being with Dying, compassion in end of life care’ (2011) at Upaya Institute Santa Fe New Mexico. She teaches regularly on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Manchester University on application of mindfulness in medicine.
Gaby Ford Gaby Ford  Highly Specialist MSK Physiotherapist Gaby qualified from Manchester University in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She completed her core rotations as a junior physiotherapist at Salford Royal and then specialised into Musculoskeletal physiotherapy at Central Manchester Royal Infirmary. She has worked in a range of clinical settings gaining a wide base of knowledge and returned to Salford Royal as a senior clinician in 2007. She has completed a diploma in orthopaedic medicine, has a keen interest and years of clinical experience in hydrotherapy and is a qualified acupuncturist. She maintains continued professional development and evidence based practice.
Gita Rana Gita Rana Assistant Neurology Psychologist Gita obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Manchester. Gita previously worked as an assistant psychologist in paediatrics and as a research psychologist on a longitudinal study looking at the effects of Infant Formula Supplementation With Long-chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on neuro-development. Gita has also completed some research looking at subliminal priming and effects of hand dominance and developmental changes in motor control.
Helen Caswell Helen Caswell (Dr) Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Joint Head of Department Dr Helen Caswell gained an honours degree in Psychology at the University of Dundee and subsequently completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester in 2001. She was awarded a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology with merit from Kings College, London in 2003 and is a Practitioner Full Member of the Division of Neuropsychology. Dr Caswell is appointed as Joint Head of Department and as lead clinician for neuropsychology services to neurology. She has a special interest in epilepsy. She is an elected member of council for the British Epilepsy Association and a member of the BEA research committee. Dr Caswell regularly supervises trainee clinical psychologists and lectures on the doctorate courses. She has an established record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. Her research interests include the neuropsychological aspects of epilepsy and brain tumours.
Helen Shepherd Helen Shepherd  Clinical Lead Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Helen qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1989 from Withington Hospital and has specialised in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy for 22 years. She has been the clinical lead of the Pelvic Health Physiotherapy team at Salford Royal NHS Trust since 1994. She completed the post graduate diploma in continence with the University of East London in 1997 and completed her MSc Practitioner Research (by research), at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2004. She is also acupuncture trained and has a special interest in both men and women with complex pelvic pain. Helen works closely with Gynaecologists, Urologist and Urogynaecolgists, Obstetricians, Midwives and Nurses as part of an interdisciplinary team and provide education in the hospital setting and at Salford University to the undergraduates and also supervises students on placement.
James Thompson James Thompson (Dr) Clinical Neuropsychologist Dr Thompson obtained a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Liverpool before completing his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester. During his doctorate he was fortunate enough to complete a Specialist Placement with Professor Adrian Wells: a leading authority in both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Metacognitive Therapy. Dr Thompson Works primarily in the Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder Service and also takes cases from the general Neuropsychology Waiting list. He is currently completing the Postgraduate diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Glasgow. His research interests include medically unexplained symptoms, neurorehabilitation, and metacognitive therapy for mental health conditions. He has publications in the British Journal of Neurosurgery (for which he also occasionally reviews articles at the request of the editor) and the Journal of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.
Jane Lawton Jane Lawton (Dr) Clinical Neuropsychologist Dr Jane Lawton gained her Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology in 2001 and completed a research masters (MPhil) in 2003. She worked as an assistant psychologist in substance misuse and child and adolescent services before completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) in 2007. After qualifying she worked in Community Mental Health Teams for adults as well as briefly working abroad. Dr Lawton is currently the lead clinical psychologist for the Alcohol Assertive Outreach Team which offers assistance to people attending Accident and Emergency as a result of alcohol.
Janet Jackson Janet Jackson  Specialist Hand Physiotherapist Janet qualified from Salford college of Technology in 1979. Following which she started working at Hope Hospital doing junior rotations. Since 1981 she has specialised more in Hand rehabilitation working in conjunction with the Orthopaedic Hand surgeons in their clinics. She treats any patients with hand trauma and also reviews post operative patients in the orthopaedic clinic.
Jessica Twigg Jessica Twigg Assistant Psychologist Jessica has gained a Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) degree in Psychology at the University of Salford, graduating in 2012. Jessica has worked on neuro-rehabilitation and stroke rehabilitation wards here at Salford Royal and has also spent some time working as an honorary assistant psychologist on the Trauma Rehabilitation Unit.
Joanna Winton Joanna Winton Advanced MSK Practitioner Jo graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a first class honours degree in physiotherapy in 2003. She has worked for over 12 years at the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, gaining extensive experience across musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and rheumatology assessment and treatment services. In 2014 she completed a 3 year physiotherapy fellowship at the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit, the first post of its kind in the country. She has developed expert physiotherapy and orthopaedic skills in the management of complex upper limb conditions and achieved a distinction in the MSc Advanced Practice in Healthcare at the University of Liverpool in 2015. Jo is an active member of the North West Upper limb Group and the British Elbow and Shoulder Society, with extensive research skills. Taking on the Advanced MSK Practitioner role at Salford Royal Foundation Trust in February 2016, Jo is keen to promote evidence based practice, education and research collaboration at a regional and national level.
Joanne Ablett Joanne Ablett (Dr) Clinical Psychologist I completed my DClinPsy at the University of Leicester from 2007-2010, working across a range of placements and specialities, receiving a firm grounding in the use of various psychological models, theories and ways of working. Upon qualification in 2010, I moved to the North West to take up a role at Salford Royal within the Clinical Health Psychology Department, and have remained here since. I specialised in 2011, beginning to provide psychological support specifically for individuals with Intestinal Failure. My role has developed over the years within the Intestinal Failure Service. Psychology has become fully integrated into the medical and nursing team and the daily activities of the Intestinal Failure Inpatient Unit. I am based primarily on the unit itself so that I am available for formal and informal consultation, and a regular member of the team. Psychological support is also available for our growing number of Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) patients as part of my role. I have recently taken on the lead for Gastroenterology patients, forming an exciting joint Gastro-Intestinal Clinical Psychology Service to improve patient care and transition across services.
Kathryn Lloyd-Williams Kathryn Lloyd-Williams (Dr) Clinical Psychologist – Renal Dr Lloyd-Williams completed her undergraduate (BSc Hons Psychology) degree at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2005.  Whilst studying full-time, she worked part-time as a Nurse Assistant on a Dual Diagnosis Detox Unit where she gained experience working with adults with substance and alcohol abuse and dependency. Post-graduation, Dr Lloyd-Williams worked as a Research Assistant on a number of large scale research projects at The University of Manchester including: The MIDAS Trial (Motivational Interviewing for Drugs and Alcohol misuse in Schizophrenia) and The NewMood Study (New Molecules in Depression). In 2009 Dr Lloyd-Williams moved to Oxford where she worked in Neurorehabilitation, working with patients who had sustained a brain injury or had a long-term neurological illness, e.g., Multiple Sclerosis.  She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Coventry & Warwickshire Universities and after qualifying she worked for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust in Adult Mental Health, with patients suffering from depression, anxiety, psychosis and complex trauma.   Dr Lloyd-Williams moved back to her home town of Manchester in 2013 and joined Salford Royal working in the Clinical Health Psychology Department.  She works with her colleagues Dr Jessica Dean, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead in Renal Psychology, and Dr Sara Low, Counselling Psychologist, providing psychological services to renal patients and staff.  She is the lead contact for the Young Adults Clinic and also carries out teaching and research duties.  Areas of clinical interest are; the role of systemic and motivational interventions in clinic health and coping and adjustment to long term health conditions.  Dr Lloyd-Williams is also an active member of both the North West and UK wide Renal Psychologists Special Interest Groups Dr Lloyd-Williams is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and a Chartered member with the British Psychological Society (BPS). She works with an integrative approach, tailoring each intervention to suit the needs of the patient, using a variety of evidence based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Kaylie Jeavons Kaylie Jeavons Highly Specialist MSK Physiotherapist Kaylie has a BSC (hons) physiotherapy degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, qualifying in 2011. Kaylie is currently undertaking a master’s module at Salford University in Advancing Physiotherapy. She has taken an interest in the treatment of chronic back pain patients and runs the back to fitness classes.
Keira O'Dell Keira O'Dell Cognitive and Behavioural Therapist Keira completed her Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) degree in Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University in 2004 before working as an Assistant Psychologist in Adult Mental Health for Pennine Care NHS. She completed a Post-Graduate Diploma (PGdip) in Medical Neuropsychology in 2006. Following this, Keira worked as a Psychological Practitioner whilst completing a Post Graduate Certificate (PGcert) in Primary Care Mental Health whist also working towards her MSc in Psychology. Keira qualified as a Cognitive and Behavioural Therapist in 2012 after completing a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy from the University of Lancaster. Succeeding the completion of her training; Keira has worked across the Manchester and Pennine area as a Cognitive and Behaviour Therapist and is a member of The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Keira now works within the Neuropsychology team at Salford Royal and specialises in Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder.
Kirstine Farrer Kirstine Farrer Consultant Dietitian Kirstine Farrer is a Consultant dietitian specialising in intestinal failure and has worked with the intestinal rehabilitation team since 2000. Her undergraduate training was completed at Queens College in Glasgow in 1993.  Following this she commenced her career in the private sector in London, before returning to the NHS in Kent in 1995.  Kirstine moved to Rochdale in 1995 to set up the home enteral tube feeding service, before moving to Salford as gastroenterology specialist dietitian in 2000. She was appointed as Consultant dietitian in 2005. She was awarded a Master of Philosophy Degree from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2002. Kirstine has been a member of BAPEN education and training committee, BAPEN malnutrition advisory group and was awarded for her achievements in the field in 2011. She also chairs the Trust Nutrition Steering Group. She has recently been involved in the national HIFNET peer reviews and the NICE TEG for standards in nutrition support due to be published this year. Kirstine has published many articles and book chapters on nutrition support. She regularly presents at national conferences and has run workshops on parenteral nutrition with Dr Jon Shaffer in Hong Kong. She is actively involved in the under and post graduate MSc dietetic course at Chester University.