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Meet the team

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.
Liz Willis - Meet the team Liz Willis Pharmacist Liz is the pharmacist for the team and is involved in the sourcing and supply of medications, homecare medication co-ordination and ensuring policies are in place to ensure the safe use of medications on both a ward setting and in clinic. She can provide information and education about medications and advice about the management of minor ailments – please contact her through the departmental helpline if needed. She will also liaise with GPs and community pharmacists to aid the prescribing and supply of medicines if necessary. She aims to get to clinics where possible, but she can always be contacted by team members on her bleep, so if needed please ask for one of the team.
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.
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no picture 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Jerish Devine Jerish Devine Group EDI Administrative Support Communication lead for Group EDI. Provides overall administrative and wider support to EDI Team.
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.
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