Helen Buri


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Experienced in working with children and adults.

  • Traumatic and acquired brain injury.
  • Physical disability including multi-trauma and upper/lower amputations.
  • Spinal and spinal cord injuries.
  • Cauda Equina.
  • Neurological conditions.
  • Cerebral Palsy (adults).
  • Mental health and psychological trauma.
  • Hand injuries and brachial plexus lesions (inc erbs palsy).
  • Visual loss/impairment.
  • Associated internal injuries.
  • Associated pain.
  • Associated burns.
  • Associated hearing loss.
  • Associated respiratory complications.

Clinical Currency Statement

As at April 2022, I am engaged in the role of Clinical Director for Novo Therapy & Care Ltd for an average of 40 hours per month.  I also work as a Case Manager and Occupational Therapist for Novo Therapy & Care Ltd for an average of 46 hours per month.


Specific Injuries Experience

Employment Profile

Qualifications and Membership

  • DipCOT, St Loyes School of Occupational Therapy (1990).
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (2000).
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2020).
  • MSc Health Sciences (Occupational Therapy) (1999).
  • Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT).
  • Member of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM).
  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Career History


Helen has five publications in peer-reviewed journals and a book chapter.

  • Buri H. A group programme to prevent falls in elderly hospital patients. British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation: 4 (10): 550-557 (1997).
  • Buri H, Shaw FE, Dawson P, Kenny RA. Preventing falls in cognitively impaired elderly patients: effectiveness of environmental modification by an occupational therapist. Age and Ageing: 28 (supp 1): 17-18 (1999).
  • Lowery K, Buri H, Ballard C. What is the prevalence of environmental hazards in the homes of dementia sufferers and are they associated with falls? International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry: 15: 883-338 (2000).
  • Buri H, Picton J, Dawson P. Perceptual dysfunction in elderly people with cognitive impairment: a risk factor for falls? British Journal of Occupational Therapy: 63 (6): 248-253 (2000).
  • Buri H, Dawson P. Caring for a relative with dementia: a theoretical model of coping with fall risk. Health, Risk and Society: 2 (3): 283-293 (2000).
  • Dawson P, Buri H. Physical activity and falls prevention in older people with dementia in Interventions for Mental Health by Everett, Donaghy and Feaver; Butterworth Heinmann, (2003).

Home Base

Helensburgh, Scotland