Fiona Ryan - The Novara Centre
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Fiona Ryan

I graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1994 with a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy. I worked clinically as an Occupational Therapist in America and Ireland in neuro-rehabilitation since 1995 and joined the National Rehabilitation Hospital in 1998. In 2005 I conducted research with adults with mild acquired brain injury as part of a Masters Degree. I started working in the area of vocational assessment in 2008. I work privately from the Novara Centre carrying out vocational assessments and preparing reports, including for medico legal purposes. Additionally, I hold the position of Senior Occupational Therapist in the area of vocational assessment in the National Rehabilitation Hospital.

I have worked in a number of different settings as an Occupational Therapist. I worked in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin working within the multi-disciplinary team on the Neuro-Surgical Unit Dublin. Prior to that I worked in the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington D.C. USA, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Tallahassee, Florida, USA and in the Tallahassee Community Hospital, Florida, USA. Initially, after graduating I worked in St. Mary’s Hospital, Dublin. I am the co-author of the Community Outing Performance Appraisal (COPA), a treatment intervention tool designed to assess adults with acquired brain injury in the community environment and a contributor on the, “Exploring the Factors Related to Work after Stroke” study in 2015.

I am a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists in Ireland (AOTI) and the Irish Association of Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants (IAVRC).

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