Head of clinical services appointed at Orbis Education and Care

Lisa Cowles

Orbis Education and Care has appointed Lisa Cowles as its head of clinical services, a new role at the organisation.

She will manage all aspects of occupational, speech and language, and complimentary therapies, positive behaviour support and psychiatry at the provider, which runs specialist schools and homes, supporting children and adults with complex needs associated with autism.

Cowles originally joined Orbis in 2012 as an occupational therapist. She was promoted to head of therapies in 2018 and was given oversight of a multi-disciplinary clinical team, developing systems and processes to ensure individuals had access to therapies required.

‘My responsibilities are to ensure the effective delivery of therapies and positive behaviour support throughout the organisation, to improve the quality of life for the individuals we support, reduce restrictive practice, and roll out this model from the board to the floor,’ she said.