Meet the Team

Many of you will have already met our new Chief Executive David Keane, who has been working with BASIC since the autumn of 2021 and has taken the helm from the new year.

David started his career training in Law, and has served in the private, public and third sectors holding both senior executive and non-executive roles.

David said ‘I feel privileged to be appointed Chief Executive of BASIC. It’s been great getting to know our BASIC family over the past few months and seeing the passion of our staff, clients and supporters. BASIC has a great history of helping people on their journey to recovery and we are committed to working with our clients to secure the brightest futures possible. Please say hello to me when you visit our centre and give me any feedback on our services.’

How long have your worked at BASIC: Since 2011

What you do: I manage the gym at BASIC and do neuro-assessments for clients with neurological conditions who have been referred to BodyBasic. This includes prescribing a programme of using the gym equipment and, if necessary, advice on exercise, 6-monthly and annual reviews. 
In addition, I network with the community therapy teams, Stroke Association and university lecturers involved with neurology. I am actively involved in research with collaborative studies at the universities for the virtual reality equipment at BASIC. I am involved in delivering presentations at various venues. 

Qualifications: MSc in Physiotherapy in Neurology, BA (open university) SR physiotherapy, Certificate of completion – Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment training.

Interests outside of work: Dog Walking, singing, dancing, gardening and socialising with friends and family.

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How long have you worked at BASIC?: Since 2005 

What you do: Carol is on hand to help people in BodyBasic. She also sees clients that may need nutritional advice. Carol also conducts acupuncture sessions for clients that need help with pain management. 

Qualifications: Certificate in Nutrition and Health (The Royal Institute of Public Hygiene and Health), Diploma in Nutrition and Health, Certificate in nutritional supplements, Certificate of completion – computer assisted rehabilitation environment training

Interests outside of work: Cycling, travelling, spending time with friends. 

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How long have you worked at BASIC?: Since 2000 

What you do:  My role in the gym is to provide information, support, to encourage clients and overseeing the use of the gym equipment. 
My work is very rewarding as I see people improve in confidence and to see a smile on someone’s face instead of a frown. 

Clinical Aromatherapy I.S.P.A 
Anatomy and physiology diploma 
Sports Therapy 
Member of Federation of Holistic Therapists 
Certificate of completion – Computer assisted rehabilitation environment training 

Interests outside of work: Enjoy gentle walks in the countryside, reading, meditation, spending time with family and friends. I love visiting cathedrals and places of historical interest.

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How Long have you worked at BASIC: since 2017 and volunteer before running the photography group.

What do you do?: I’m a cognitive practitioner. I run the memory and S.A.H. support groups, I also see individuals on a 1-2-1 basis to give support. I run the Captains log which has nothing to do with star trek, it is a specialist computer game that is aimed at improving cognitive and executive skills.

Qualifications: PGDE in teaching, NCFE well-being level 1, NCFE understanding mental Health in the workplace Level 2, City & Guilds level 3 Photography, Certificate in coaching and mentoring level 2, Concussion and Brain Injury awareness, Understanding Neurological recommendations, Practical brain injury.

Interests outside of work: Spending time with my family especially my granddaughters, travelling, motor racing, reading, crocheting and the garden. I love to take photographs of Abbey ruins and sunsets. Since my brain injury I like to know more about the workings of the brain, reading books and journals about different conditions and hopefully use it to help my clients.

How long have you been at BASIC: From July 2019

Role: Operating the CAREN, C-Mill and Dynstable

HND Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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