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

Since completion of her Bachelors in Occupational Therapy in 2003, Shiva has worked in spinal cord injury and neuro-rehabilitation managing caseloads of stroke, brain injury, and progressive neurological conditions. She currently heads the Occupational Therapy department at Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital which specialises in rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries and complex neurological conditions.

Having widely worked in the management of spinal cord injuries and complex neurological conditions in the acute, subacute and chronic stages, she has a deep understanding of clients’ rehabilitation needs at each stage. She is also a seating specialist clinician having completed post-graduation certificate in ‘Posture and seating management in complex disabilities’ from Oxford Brookes University.

Shiva deliver talks and lectures and runs teaching workshops as part of the promotion and marketing of the organisation and provides advice and support to the therapy services of sister companies of the organisation. She has made publications on national and international platforms.

Working with patients from different nationalities and culture in the private sector and NHS has enabled her to develop transferable Occupational Therapy skills that she applies creatively. She has previously worked as a case manager in a spinal cord unit which gave her expertise in planning discharges, coordinating care package by liaising with community services and voluntary sectors to reintegrate clients into their community.
Consolidating her clinical expertise and experience, she now free-lances as a consultant in occupational therapy in writing expert medicolegal reports to the court.

She believes that good clinicians make good leaders too, so she recently completed an MSc in Health Management, Strategic Planning and Leadership from ‘London City University’. The degree helped her to explore current thinking on health leadership and management, including the use of practical leadership tools and approaches that can be applied to diverse situations.

Sunanda Padaruth

Sister, Imperial College Hospital, Hammersmith, London

Sunanda currently works at the Imperial college Healthcare Trust as a renal sister .

She has post graduate qualifications in renal nursing at Thames Valley University as well as mentorship and critical care at Buckinghamshire New University in London.

She has also done a module in Foundation Management in healthcare run by the Imperial college Healthcare Trust.

She qualified as a nurse in 1987 in Mauritius and moved to the UK in 2003 where she started as a renal nurse in Hammersmith Hospital NHS Trust. Her clinical practice has incorporated various specialities which includes emergency medicine and acute renal patients.

During her time in the acute set up, she had the opportunity to look after stroke and brain injury patients which give her an interest to support NEURAM UK.

Before qualifying as a nurse she had the opportunity to do voluntary work in a residential home in Mauritius. This involved helping, supporting and caring for the residents with various chronic health problems.

She found that joining NEURAM UK gave her the opportunity to support Mauritians and other global nations with neurological deficits in future.

Devi Pillay

Sister, Imperial College Hospital, Hammersmith, London

Sue Paddison Grad Dip Phys MCSP

Lead Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre (LSCIC) at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust, UK, and Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow for University College London

Sue has been the Team Leader of the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre Physiotherapy team since 1993. Working in one of the UK national specialist Spinal Cord Injury Centres, has provided Sue with comprehensive experience working with adults and children with spinal cord injury, from the acute stage immediately post injury through the early rehabilitation and onto reintegration back into the community.

Her extensive experience includes working with patents with complex trauma and respiratory management of spinal cord injury patients. She has extensive experience in the management of peripheral nerve injury and brachial plexus injuries, as well as diverse skills in the management of associated trauma, metastatic cord compression and musculo-skeletal conditions.

She is Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow for University College London. She currently lectures on three Masters courses for multidisciplinary professionals. She lectures nationally and internationally to diverse professional groups, as well as presenting papers and posters at conferences and meetings relevant to her specialist field.

Sue has contributed to and published chapters in several Neurological Physiotherapy textbooks and participated in research in her field. She has recently published a study related to her specialist interest in Functional Electrical Stimulation in neurological rehabilitation.
Sue is a medico-legal expert physiotherapist specialising in spinal cord injury.

Sue has been a key member of the team who developed a comprehensive training programme on behalf of Humanity & Inclusion (HI) and UK Emergency Disaster Relief Medical Teams for UK professionals who will work in humanitarian settings following conflict and disaster.

Since 2015, Sue has been involved in the development of the NEURAM charity and neurological rehabilitation in Mauritius through training and sharing of her expertise.

Sue is an independent consultant physiotherapist working with the England Rugby Football Union Injured Players Foundation charity to support spinal cord injured players

Sue is a member of many international and national clinical interest groups to support her specialist role.

Sadia Hussain MRSCLT, ASLTIP, REG HCPC

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

My professional career as a Speech & Language Therapist (SLT) has expanded over 17 years and has focused in the clinical field of neurological rehabilitation, with a special interest in brain Injury, stroke and spinal cord injury.

My clinical experience ranges across a variety of settings including acute hospitals, specialist rehabilitation units and care homes. My focus has been to use evidence based practice when delivering assessment and rehabilitation for individuals with swallowing and communication difficulties.

In addition to my clinical practice, since 2009, I have worked part time as a neuro-rehabilitation expert witness and mentor a team SLT's working within the medico-legal field.