Claire Tripathi is the Team Leader for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy in Acute Neurosciences. She has been working at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust since 2002. She cares for patients with acute neurological problems on Critical Care and the Neurosciences Unit and provides an outpatient rehabilitation service for the children of Sheffield.
She is responsible for leading a team of 8 Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Therapy Assistants carrying out rehabilitation of patients with acute neurological conditions and childhood cancers.
She is jointly responsible, with the Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Consultant Neurosurgeon, and Neurology Nurse Specialist, for the Intrathecal Baclofen service and also has a special interest in spasticity management and outcome measurement in rehabilitation.
Claire graduated with a Diploma in Physiotherapy in 1992 from Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. This was followed by a junior physiotherapy post at St Mary’s Hospital, London before specialising in to a career in Paediatrics. She continued to work in London at Kings College Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and University College Hospital until 2002. In 2010, Claire graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a Masters Degree (Distinction) in Advancing Paediatric Physiotherapy and completed the full Paediatric Bobath course in London in 2004.
Claire is interested in rehabilitation in the developing world and has carried out voluntary work at Kanthi Children’s Hospital, Kathmandu, and other community health projects in Nepal.