Ms. Paula Doumanov – qualified as an Occupational Therapist (OT) in 1994, and subsequently obtained a Masters in OT from the University of Exeter (UK). Her research was specifically focused on clinical reasoning skills. During the last 20 years of her career, she worked as an OT in several countries including the USA, UK, Bulgaria & Malta, enabling her to gain extensive experience in a range of diverse settings. She initially specialized as a senior therapist in the field of Neurology, and later became a Clinical Specialist & Clinical Lead OT – setting up OT services & providing professional leadership in Accident & Emergency (A&E) & Supported Discharge Teams as part of Winter Pressure initiatives to reduce waiting lists within the National Health Service (NHS), as well as OT services within a newly established Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Service. Paula has completed numerous training courses, and attended workshops & seminars. She has also published several papers in professional journals, magazines & newspapers. Paula is currently employed as Inspire’s Chief Services Officer leading all disability related services by bringing together expertise & knowledge that is unique to the organization, in order to ensure that the design & content, as well as the delivery of all of its services, are of the highest possible standard & quality & championing client satisfaction across the organization; to develop services & to widen Inspire’s circle of influence and support to the larger community.