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Academic Biography

Andy completed his BSc in Sports Science and Psychology at Liverpool University and qualified as an Occupational therapist (OT) at Northumbria University through the pre-registration MSc course. Andy worked as a rotational OT for South Tees NHS Foundation Trust and then specialised in vascular and amputee rehabilitation, which led to completing a PhD at Teesside University investigating sensory discrimination training for the self-management of phantom limb pain. 

Andy has maintained his clinical experience through private practice as a specialist OT in amputee rehabilitation and pain management working with clients who have medico-legal claims.  

Andy's primary research area is persistent pain and pain management, particularly phantom limb pain. He also has an active research interest in amputee rehabilitation and extended reality (XR) rehabilitation systems, especially virtual reality. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Sensory discrimination training for phantom limb pain (PLP): The development of a randomised controlled trial protocol to investigate an automated device for the self-management of PLP, Teesside University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2022

Master, Occupational Therapy (pre-registration), Northumbria University

Award Date: 9 Aug 2013

Bachelor, Sports Science and Psychology , University of Liverpool

Award Date: 10 Nov 2004

External positions

Specialist Occupational Therapist (amputee Rehabilitation & pain management) , Elite Occupational Therapy Services Limited

Aug 2021 → …

Occupational Therapist, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sep 2013Nov 2017


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