Our Team

Councillors

Professor A. Soopramanien MD, PhD, FRCP

Consultant in Spinal Injuries and Rehabilitation Medicine, Salisbury, UK

He trained and worked in spinal and rehabilitation centres in France (Bordeaux, Paris), the UK (Stoke Mandeville, Leamington Spa, London, Lincoln and Salisbury). He led the rehabilitation team with the International Movement of the Red Cross from 1988 to 1993 in Pakistan/Afghanistan and Romania. He was a Consultant in Spinal Injuries in Salisbury when he retired in April 2009.

He has specialised in Spinal Injuries, Acquired Brain Injury, Neurological Disability and limb-fitting, although his major activities now centre around Spinal Cord Injuries and Acquired Brain Injuries. After retiring from the Salisbury Spinal Centre, Anba then worked in the field of brain injury in a rehabilitation centre near Salisbury.

Akshay S. Naojee MBBS

Akshay is a dedicated and enthusiastic General Practitioner practicing in Mauritius. He is very passionate about his field and has a special interest in Rehabilitation Medicine. He has been working with Prof Anba Soopramanien’s team since 2017 and volunteers his time to the activities of NEURAM.

Neurological disabilities (Stroke, Brain injury and Spinal Cord Injury), deeply impact the lives of patients and their families. Akshay is very passionate in bringing healing to patients and help in their journey through rehabilitation

Veda Soopramanien

Councillor and Programme Coordinator of Neuram

Mr.Hootesh Ramburn

Councillor

Hootesh Ramburn is a retired manager with experience in project management and general management. He is a Councillor of NEURAM since its setting up in 2017. He also manages NEURAM's project on mobility aids, coordinating the production and supply of pressure cushions and other hand-made aids with Magic Fingers Association

Mirella Couronne

Councillor

Nikhil Treeboohun

Councillor

Sajeda Vayid

Councillor

Dr Rajiv Reebye MD, FRCPC

Councillor

Dr. Rajiv Reebye is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) specialist and Clinical Associate Professor in the department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada.

Dr. Reebye is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) and holds a specialist certificate in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

He is an attending physician on the inpatient neuro-musculoskeletal program and on the outpatient acquired brain injury and neuro-musculoskeletal programs at GF Strong Rehabilitation Center, Vancouver, Canada. He is also a consulting physician in the spinal cord clinic at BC Children's Hospital and at the UBC Multiple Sclerosis Clinic.

Dr. Reebye is the director of the New Westminster Rehabilitation Medicine spasticity clinic- a community based spasticity clinic focusing on the treatment of patients with adult spasticity and also children with spasticity transitioning to adulthood. He is also co-founder of the Canadian advances in neuro-orthopedics for spasticity congress (CANOSC), an organization created to provide excellence in enhancing collaborative care between physicians and surgeons for the treatment of spasticity. His research interests include casting post botulinum toxin injections for post stroke spasticity and use of ultrasound for chemodenervation in the treatment of spasticity.

Dr. Reebye teaches locally and internationally on the use of ultrasound guided injections for spasticity management and is a teaching faculty member of the Toxin Academy based at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland whose mandate is to teach use of botulinum toxin injections in the treatment of neurological disorders. Dr. Reebye enjoys clinical teaching and was awarded the Patricia Clugston Award for Excellence in teaching and the Duncan Murray excellence in teaching award from the UBC division of PMR.

He is a bilingual examiner (English and French) for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for physiatry.

Kailash Naginlal Modi

Councillor

Kailash is an ACCA qualified professional accountant and also holds an MBA General from the University of Mauritius. He runs his own accounting and management firm together with his father who was the founder. Kailash is very passionate in participating in social activities, thus helping to improve the quality life of people.

Scientific Advisers

Bill Cox Martin

Tissue Viability and Spinal Cord Injury Specialist Nurse, Salisbury, UK

Bill has worked in healthcare since 1983, commencing his nurse education at the Salisbury School of Nursing in 1986, qualifying in 1989. Following his qualification he has worked exclusively for the NHS and is currently employed as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Tissue Viability with Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.
His areas of practice are
• Pressure Ulcers (management and prevention)
• Spinal Cord injuries
• Multiple sclerosis
• Postural Management
• Wheelchair and seating assessment and prescription

Paula Shaw

Tissue Viability and Spinal Cord Injury Specialist Nurse, Salisbury, UK

Shiva Jamwal

Superintendent Occupational Therapist, Royal Bucks Hospital, Aylesbury

Sunanda Padaruth

Sister, Imperial College Hospital, Hammersmith, London

Devi Pillay

Sister, Imperial College Hospital, Hammersmith, London