Jain Holmes is an occupational therapist and graduated in 1990. She has worked in the NHS in the fields of neuromedicine, neurosurgery neurorehabilitation and learning disabilities as well as general medicine. She has worked in the United States of America in the fields of older adults, rehabilitation and vocational rehabilitation. Jain worked at Sheffield Hallam University helping to develop and teach the MSc in Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).
Since returning from the USA in 1995, Jain has been actively involved with return to work rehabilitation, VR case management, job analyses and job and workplace modifications as part of her role as an occupational therapist. She is experienced in negotiating with employers, solicitors and insurance companies. Jain has taken postgraduate training in ergonomics, MODAPTS (work study method), FCEs (functional capacity evaluations) and work hardening, and now uses these methods to enhance her interventions with clients.
Jain is an active committee member of the UK College of Occupational Therapists specialist interest section for work (VR).
Jain has extensive experience with designing learning materials and teaching in neurorehabilitation, occupational therapy and vocational rehabilitation. She has been actively involved in research projects, including RCT's and multi site programmes as a research assistant & expert panel member. She co-wrote the "OT in Vocational Rehabilitation: a brief guide to current practice in the UK" published by the College of OT, had her book "Vocational Rehabilitation" published by Blackwell Publishing in September 2007 and also been involved in writing other publications about vocational rehabilitation including the "Work Matters" booklet mailed out to 29,000 Occupational Therapists by the College of OT in January 2008. In 2010 Jain worked with the World Health Organisation along with other world experts in VR to develop the International Classification of Function (ICF) new core sets for VR and is currently involved UK research programmes related to VR.
PhD - exploring the barriers and enablers to the implementation of a complex ESTVR intervention in the NHS.
Facilitating Return To Work Through Early Specialist Health-Based Interventions, Radford KA, Watkins, C, Sutton CJ, Bhakta B, Phillips J, Drummond A, Walker M, Shakespeare D, Playford D, Sach TH, Jones T, Greenwood R, Duley L, Tyerman A, Whiteley G, Holmes J, Hammond A, FRESH -, NIHR HTA Programme