Dave Long

Dave Long

I’m a HCPC registered clinical scientist who trained originally as an engineer. I’ve spent the last 25 years working directly in and around NHS wheelchair services. Immediately after university I worked as a carer for adults with learning disabilities; I then worked at Kings College London on a research project into the effectiveness of wheelchair services, before taking a role as a rehabilitation engineer (RE) in wheelchair services in 1998. Since then I have been involved with various committees and groups, particularly the Posture & Mobility Group (PMG) for whom I’ve been chair and part of the conference organising committee.

In 2004 I joined the Oxford Centre for Enablement (OCE) where I worked clinically until 2018, during which time I came to teach on the well-known postgraduate certificate course in posture management (on which I still teach). I also led the clinical scientist training scheme for many years whilst at OCE.

In 2018 I joined AJM Healthcare, and am now clinical director for the company who run 14 wheelchair services across the country.

I am delighted to represent PMG on the Wheelchair Alliance because I believe wheelchair services are very important to us as a nation, and that their profile needs raising because their complexity is not always recognised.