Early in my career as a prosthetist it became clear that the rehabilitation of individuals who have undergone amputation was not only about their physical resources and the achievement of mobility. Individuals' psychological well being is central to their physical rehabilitation and also to their quality of life post amputation. My desire to understand the individual journey of individuals who have undergone amputation and effective methods of support led to my study of Psychology.
My research to date has been about the psychological impact of amputation utilising qualitative methods. Through this I hope to inform clinical practice regarding both the journey individual experience post amputation and the timing and types of support required.