Meryl has a broad range of experience, with specific expertise in the areas of Plastics, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, burns, and the key skill of splinting. Meryl has held a number of positions throughout the UK as well as being involved in voluntary work in rural India since 2001. She has fundraised extensively for this programme and subsequently established a limb fitting centre for the Anandwan community. Prior to founding her own practise, Meryl was a key member of the team at The Windsor Hand Clinic. Meryl is an active member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and held a seat on the executive committee until 2004, and the international conference organising committee between 2001 and 2004.
In 2006 Meryl was awarded the BAHT Hand Therapist of the year award and was the winner of the poster prize at the joint conference in 1999 with surgeons operating within the same specialist field. Meryl has published a joint paper with a leading surgeon on “Supination is essential for Open Triangular fibro cartilage complex reattachment to the ulna”, and a report was published in the BAHT Journal on the subject of “Outcome measures” following her attendance at the international conference in Vancouver in 1998. Meryl’s expertise has been sought in the education of others in her field, and she has spoken at a number of conferences on her experiences of working in India, as well teaching at various training courses on the subjects of sensation, splinting, burns, assessment and the paediatric hand, including those accredited by BAHT.
Meryl has been involved in media work as the treating and assessing Occupational Therapist featured on a television documentary and on the BBC’s Real Lives Re-United, being re-united with a victim from the Soho bombing whom she treated and as the consultant/advisor Occupational Therapist, for a short film produced by Scarlet theatre for the University of Central London.
Meryl maintains her continued professional development both in Hands and as an expert witness.