Rob Batty is a Clinical Scientist and has worked in the Functional Electrical Stimulation field since 2007, including clinical application, design and testing of FES equipment. Rob joined the Odstock Medical Ltd New Product Development (NPD) team in 2011 and has worked on the development of a range of OML products. He became head of NPD in 2019. Rob has been treating FES patients in clinic since 2009.
Calum Grant-Wood is OML’s Managing Director with a commercial background in UK and international consumer goods across several industry sectors.
Jon Kirkbride qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of Hertfordshire in 2011. Following this he initially spent 4 years completing his junior rotations and experiencing a wide range of specialities in the NHS before moving in 2015 to become a specialist in the field of Neurology. Since then, Jon has worked in a range of hospital, community and private settings gaining wide ranging experience in the treatment and management of individuals who have experienced a neurological condition. Jon joined OML in August 2021 and is involved in running the FES clinics alongside the PD warrior classes.
Jon is an active member of ACPIN, The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology and ACPVIR, The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Vestibular Rehabilitation, and regularly attends postgraduate training provided by these specialist interest groups.
Katie Mahoney is a physiotherapist who specialises in working with people with neurological conditions. Katie has been working at OML for the past two years and works in both the adult and paediatric FES clinics, as well as running PD Warrior. Katie qualified with an MSc in pre-registration Physiotherapy in 2009.
Earl Merson is a clinical engineer who has been developing FES equipment and working in the clinic since 2011. He designs the electronic circuits and writes the software for the stimulators, as well as treating patients in the clinic and delivering FES training courses. Earl’s PhD research studied a way of using FES to control how much the foot turns out while walking. He is a member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and a registered Clinical Scientist.
Co-founder of Odstock Medical Ltd (OML) and Clinical Director
Paul Taylor is co-founder of Odstock Medical Ltd (OML) and is OML’s Clinical Director. He is a Biomedical Engineer and leads the FES research and clinical team at the National Clinical FES Centre in Salisbury.
He is a researcher for National Institute for Health Research and a visiting professor at the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bournemouth University and Consultant Clinical Scientist at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Paul developed the original range of OML FES devices and assessed their use in a series of clinical trials for people with stroke, MS, Spinal Cord Injury and Parkinson’s disease.
Gina Turner qualified as a physiotherapist from King’s College London in 2002 and has specialised in neurological conditions for 17 years. She completed her Masters in Advancing Physiotherapy Practice in 2021. Gina has been with OML for 3 years working with FES and the PD Warrior programme. She is currently on maternity leave.
Consultant Clinical Scientist
Duncan Wood is a Consultant Clinical Scientist with over 25 years working in Salisbury District Hospital. His primary field is Clinical (Rehabilitation) Engineering and is the Head of Department for Clinical Science and Engineering.
Since joining the Salisbury team He has always worked in FES; first with spinally injured adults on research projects, then in NHS clinics with adults with neurological conditions, but for the past 10 years he has worked solely with young people leading the paediatric FES service in OML.
He triages all paediatric referrals, assesses, treats and reviews children and young people for FES, and supports other healthcare services to deliver FES treatments to their young patients. He is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, ia a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.