Penny Wosahlo is the Head of Operations and brings a wealth of experience to the team. A highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist with expertise in leadership, innovation, product and service development and specialist palliative services.
Penny comes from a large family of siblings with various learning and physical disabilities; giving her experience of the day-to-day challenges faced by people affected by injury or illness but still intent on living their life, their way. This very naturally led her to a career in Occupational Therapy with its ethos of enabling people to participate in their lives on their terms through therapy, rehabilitation and when necessary adapting what they do or how they might do it.
Penny gained her BSc Hons degree in Occupational Therapy from Oxford Brookes in 2002 and initially worked in learning disabilities and mental health services. In 2005 she moved to work in various physical inpatient and community health settings including burns, trauma and orthopaedics, neurology (long term conditions and acquired/traumatic brain injury), cardiology, respiratory, oncology and palliative care. Penny specialises in physical and cognitive rehabilitation and particularly the management of chronic and on-going symptoms that people experience following disability, illness or injury such as fatigue, anxiety, breathlessness and pain management. For the last nine years she has held leadership roles for large multidisciplinary services.
Penny completed her MA in Leadership in 2013, focusing on rehabilitation in palliative care – she is passionate about people having the opportunity to live fully, right up until they die. She went on to publish in this area and has also presented at National Conference.
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