Meet the Therapy Team

Jenny Carroll, Centre Director

Jenny trained at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital School of Physiotherapy in Birmingham and qualified in 1985. Jenny worked in Birmingham for several years, then in Milton Keynes and Luton, Bedfordshire. In these posts Jenny developed her paediatric, Bobath and management skills before joining Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales in January 1998. Jenny became centre director on March 1st 2006.

Dawn Forbes, Clinical Expert

Dawn trained in Cardiff and qualified in 1983. Dawn spent a few years in the north of England before travelling overseas. In 1992 she worked in Kenya with a little girl with cerebral palsy. During her four years there, she expanded into outpatient physiotherapy and community paediatrics. She returned toWales in 1996 when she then joined the team at Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales.

Renee Daelmans, Clinical Specialist

Renee qualified in the Netherlands in 1995. Renee specialises in the paediatric field and has worked in the Netherlands, Austria and the UK. Renee joined Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales in May 2001.

Nicola Parkinson, Clinical Specialist

Nicola qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1991 in Sheffield with a BMed Sci (Speech) Hons. Initially she worked with both adults and children in acute and community settings. In 1996, Nicola specialised in working with pre-school children within a child development centre in London. She then moved toCardiff in May 2003 when she joined the team at Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales.

Belinda Miles, Physiotherapist

Belinda qualified in physiotherapy fromCardiff in 1989 and worked in Newport until 1994 concentrating in adult neurology. She then moved to a children's centre in Cardiff and worked in the community, special schools and with young people with chronic fatigue syndrome. Belinda joined Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales in May 2003.

Davina Isaac, Physiotherapist

Davina qualified as a physiotherapist in 2002 from Cardiff University. Before joining Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales in October 2006 she worked as a rotational physiotherapist in Pontypridd and Rhondda gaining experience in all areas before moving to the paediatric physiotherapy team in October 2003. Whilst working in this team she practiced in various settings including acute wards, outpatients, special and mainstream schools.

Stuart Doyle, Physiotherapist

Stuart qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2003 from Cardiff University. He spent four years at Neath Port Talbot Hospital working in both community and acute settings with adults and children. He then moved to Hywel Dda NHS Trust Paediatric Physiotherapy Team, where he gained experience in a variety of areas including acute wards, outpatients, special and mainstream schools. Stuart joined the Bobath Team in September 2009.

Helen Burnford, Speech and Language Therapist

Helen qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1994 from DeMontfort University, Leicester. Following graduation she worked in England in both health and education settings specializing in working with children with physical disability and learning difficulties. Helen moved to Wales in 2002 and continued to work within the NHS working with a variety of client groups in Special Schools and Children’s Centres. Helen joined the Bobath team in Cardiff in January 2011.

Maureen Deane, Therapy Assistant

Maureen trained as a nursery nurse and qualified as a NNEB in 1995. Maureen spent five years as a support worker to families of children with disabilities, working with them in their home environment. She then became Toy Librarian for the County of Caerphilly, providing a mobile service to disabled children throughout the county. Maureen joined Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales in October 1998 to assist the therapy team. 

Gosia Jon, Physiotherapist

Gosia graduated from University in Poland in 2005, where she specialised in working specifically with children.She then worked at the Child Development Centre, before moving to the UK later that year.Gosia broadened her clinical experience during her work with adults and children with neurological conditions in acute, outpatient and community settings.She joined the Bobath Team in November 2011.

Sue Witherden, Occupational Therapist

Sue trained as an Occupational Therapist in York, qualifying in 1996.  She specialised in working with children early on and has worked in Leicestershire and Coventry within children’s therapy services.  She has just returned from New Zealand where she spent nearly 6 of the last 7 years working in a Child Development Service as a Visiting Neurodevelopmental Therapist and Therapy Clinical Lead before joining the Bobath team in November 2011.