Mary Jane Cole - MSc, Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, HCPC.
Mary Jane has worked for more than 20 years with amputees of all ages, different causes and amputation levels, and at every stage of rehabilitation.
Mary Jane has worked in a range of clinical settings, predominantly in the NHS (mostly at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton) but also independently, in private practice and on occasion, abroad.
Mary Jane combines amputee rehabilitation and medico-legal consultancy in the speciality with education and is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Kingston and St George’s, University of London.
Her professional interests extend to the development of best amputee practice through education and research and has participated and presented on many amputee courses, national and international conferences and is a guest lecturer for the Royal College of Surgeons Amputations Symposium and the University of Brighton. She has research experience and has published in the speciality.
Mary Jane takes an active interest in the UK physiotherapy profession’s amputee rehabilitation network BACPAR (British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Amputee Rehabilitation) and is currently vice Chair (previously Chair), Honorary Education Officer and the network’s representative to SPARG (Scottish Physiotherapy Amputee Research Group). She is also a member of ISPO UK (International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics), the Medico Legal Association of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, ADAPT (Chartered Physiotherapists in International Health and Development) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Learning and Teaching and NAEP (National Association of Educators in Practice).