Jo Webb (nee Supyk-Mellson) graduated as an Occupational Therapist from The University of Liverpool in 1986 and has 28 years’ experience of working within physical rehabilitation both in acute hospital services and community rehabilitation. Jo is a Senior Lecturer within the Directorate of Occupational Therapy at the University of Salford, U.K. with 20 years teaching and research experience, gaining her MSc in Health Practice in 2006 and completing the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice in 2012, becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Teaching and research interests are focused around Moving and Handling of people skills, physical rehabilitation techniques, splinting, pressure ulcer prevention and functional continence with several publications and editorship of the 6th Edition of “Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction: Enabling Occupation” (Curtin, Molineux and Supyk-Mellson (2006).
Jo’s research interests around Moving and Handling and toileting have enabled the development and patent protected moving and handling device (Klip-2-Lift) to facilitate safe moving and handling as an alternative to traditional slings. This innovation is now available through University of Salford Enterprise and Lynch Healthcare Limited.