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Rob Kuschel

BSc MRCOT

Case Manager


Based in: Buckinghamshire
Clients: South East, Midlands and London areas

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • British Association of Brain Injuries Case Managers (BABICM) Practitioner
  • Diploma in Access to Allied Health Professions
  • Royal College of Occupational Therapy Member
  • Professional and Public Liability Insurance
  • BSc Hons Occupational Therapy, Oxford Brookes University.

EXPERIENCE

Rob has experience in the following areas:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Community Re-ablement
  • Rheumatology
  • Community Mental Health

Rob originally trained as an outdoor activity instructor on the south coast before pursuing a corporate career in retail, giving him 11 years of experience managing the ups and downs of business. Rob has progressed on to roles at Heathrow Airport as Team Lead Agent for passengers with reduced mobility services. Rob’s passion remains in outdoor activity and motorsport which he now incorporates into his work. Rob is currently enjoying his ongoing role as Senior Instructor at The Bike Experience.

Through his volunteer work with The Bike Experience charity and Talan Racing, Rob has developed his experience of working with people with a wide range of life changing conditions. Rob has taught many adults with disabilities to ride motorcycles. At the same time, he has been active as a volunteer for Talan Racing, the UK’s only independent motorcycle race team for disabled riders.

In the last year Rob has been involved in consulting a periodic examination into the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the Department of Work and Pensions. He has also spoken at several events including the 2016 Breaking More Boundaries Conference as a sibling of a young adult with a severe brain injury.

Rob has balanced studying at Oxford Brookes University to gain his BSc in Occupational Therapy, whilst working with case management clients, supporting clients with brain injury. Studying for his degree, has provided him with further valuable experience in community re-ablement services, rheumatology and most recently an extended placement within community mental health services, supporting adults with chronic and enduring mental health conditions.

PERSONAL PROFILE

Rob is a married father of two young children and is passionate about the value of family and its role in recovery. Rob has first-hand lived experience of a severe brain injury within his family giving him a very realistic perspective of both the challenges and opportunities involved in the recovery process.

Rob is passionate about anything two wheeled and when not working can often be found ‘playing’ on one of his bikes.