Meet the Prosthetics Team

The Össur Australia - Prosthetics division employs a highly collaborative and diverse staff who provide holistic customer support designed to meet and exceed expectations.

Our highly experienced clinical team has developed their clinical competency through direct management of amputees in the UK, NZ, and Australia. The team is cross-trained in the most advanced upper and lower-extremity prosthetic technologies and fitting applications. Their mission is to continually strive to provide our customers with superior clinical and mobility outcomes for clients through direct customer visitation, course delivery, and advice. The team focuses on leveraging Össur technology solutions in conjunction with continual innovation of clinical methodologies that advance clinical competence and client outcomes.

Rod Cooper

Regional Director, Össur Australia

Rod graduated from LaTrobe Unveristy with a Bachelor of Prosthetics (Hons) and has diverse industry experience in clinical provision, education and business development. Rod joined Össur in 2006 (a small independent distributor at the time) leading the growth of our bracing wholesale division. More recently, Rod has graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and became Össur Australia's Regional Director in 2019. Rod is inspired to work for a company that values innovation and making a difference to the lives of those that receive our products and services.

Scott Elliott

Managing Director, Prosthetics

Scott ensures that our team is aligned and capably supported to strategically deliver on our promise of improving people’s mobility and to grow through sustainable value creation for local customers. We seek to deliver value through superior clinical outcomes for clients and partnering with our customers to develop sustainable end-to-end business solutions.

Scott received his bachelors degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in 1995. He received his certificate in clinical prosthetics from Northwestern University in 1997 and is a current U.S. Certified Prosthetist (ABC). He recently completed an MBA (Exec) program through UNSW AGSM in 2019. Scott has been with Ossur since 2001 and worked in various roles globally in product management, R&D, marketing, and clinical education. He has been leading the prosthetics business unit at Ossur Australia since 2016.

Sarah Mulroy-Lang, CPO

Clinical Specialist, Prosthetics

Sarah graduated from the University of Salford (UK) with a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Initially Sarah worked as a Prosthetist at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton between 2008-2012, gaining experience in a specialised rehabilitation setting, working with all levels of amputees, including the paediatric clinic which saw referrals from within the UK and globally.

In 2012 Sarah began working at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court, Surrey which provided prosthetic intervention for injured soldiers, mainly suffering from multiple high level traumatic amputations from improvised explosive devices (IEDs), treating mostly triple and bi-lateral trans-femoral amputees with excessive scaring and other injuries such as visual impairment.

Sarah moved on to work at Charing Cross Hospital, London which is a major trauma hospital recieving referrals from across London and the South East. She was clinical educator for the students and new graduates and managed a varied and complex case load.

Sarah was an active member of BAPO, sitting on the conference committee from 2010-2014, and a member of the Inter Regional Prosthetic Audit Group (IRPAG) which seeks to improve the standard of care offered to amputees through a process of ongoing practice review and audit, represented by all the professional disciplines involved in the care of amputees.

In 2016 Sarah moved to Sydney and joined Ossur as Clinical specialist in Prosthetics, providing clinical education programmes in Australia and New Zealand.

Contact Sarah at [email protected].

Rob Hodgson, CPO

Clinical Specialist, Prosthetics

Rob graduated from LaTrobe University, Melbourne in 2006 with a Bachelor degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Rob worked as a Prosthetist, then Senior Prosthetist at Albury Prothetics and Orthotics Service from 2006 - 2018 where he gained clinical experience with all levels of amputees and helped provide clinical services to rural clinics while working closely with Rehabilitation Specialists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. Rob was a member of the Components Committee Panel for Enable NSW from 2010-2018.

Rob was the Clinical Supervisor for LaTrobe Univesity students placements each year, which was a requirement for final year Prosthetics students. Rob was chosen to help support athletes at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held on the Gold Coast, QLD, providing clinical support and repairs. Rob joined Össur Australia in September 2018 as a Clinical Specialist supporting clinicians and providing clinical education programmes in both Australia and New Zealand.

Contact Rob at [email protected].

Lizzie Carey, CPO

Clinical Specialist, Prosthetics

Lizzie graduated from the University of Salford (UK) in 2013 with a First-Class BSc (Hons) degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. During university, Lizzie was employed by the University’s research team to work on a summer studentship. She subsequently presented at IFESSUKI and was awarded Best Presentation.

Lizzie began her prosthetic career in Dorset, UK working with both upper and lower limb amputees of all ages. When working at Crystal Palace, London she was the main upper limb prosthetist alongside seeing lower limb amputees, ex-military personnel and paediatric patients. Lizzie was the co-ordinator of the silicone clinic, working with in collaboration with Dorset Orthopaedic and mentoring students and graduate prosthetists.

In 2016, Lizzie emigrated to Auckland, New Zealand. She has worked with a broad range of patient backgrounds including quadruple amputees, rotationplasty and other complex presentations. Her prostheses have been used to win gold medals at the paralympics and other sporting events. Lizzie is an advocate for evidence-based practise and has presented across the globe, and was a prominent member of NZOPA as conference organiser.

In 2019, Lizzie joined Ossur Australia as a Clinical Specialist for Prosthetics supporting clinicians and providing clinical education programmes in both Australia and New Zealand.

Contact Lizzie at [email protected].

Laura Roberts, CPO

Laura graduated from La Trobe University Melbourne in 2004 with a Bachelor degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Laura worked at The Royal Melbourne Hospital as a Prosthetist from 2004–2009, gaining valuable clinical experience in a multidisciplinary rehabilitation setting.

From 2009-2016 Laura worked at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne as a Prosthetist, then as a Senior Prosthetist, managing upper and lower limb deficient individuals, administrating the Amputee Clinic, and providing clinical supervision and support to junior clinicians. Laura was the Clinical Placement Supervisor for undergraduate prosthetics students and was actively involved in the Clinical School’s Network programme.

From 2017-2021 Laura worked as a Senior Prosthetist at Orthotic Prosthetic Solutions Perth, followed by Prosthetic Solutions Queensland. She had a varied caseload including paediatric and adult clients

Laura has contributed to tertiary education in Australia by way of sessional teaching and course development from 2015-2017, at both La Trobe University Melbourne and University of the Sunshine Coast.

Laura joined Össur Australia in April 2021 as a Clinical Specialist supporting clinicians and providing clinical education programmes.

Contact Laura at [email protected].

Priscilla Kehoe

Customer Care Manager, Prosthetics

Priscilla and the Customer Care Team ensure that our customers have a superior end-to-end ordering and delivery experience for all Össur prosthetic products through proactive communication and rapid responses to customer requests.

Cathy Howells

Physiotherapy Consultant, Prosthetics

Cathy supports our customers and clients in the region by sharing over 30 years of expertise in amputee physio care. She is the author of “The Amputee Coach – Empowering You to Walk Well, Be Fit and Enjoy Life!” which was published in 2009. Cathy is also our lead Mobility Clinic coach and guides the evolution of these clinics which are empowering amputees throughout the region to gain mobility skills and confidence.

Ambassadors and Mobility Clinic Coaches

Our Ambassadors and Coaches are essential partners who lead and support delivery of our Mobility Clinics, supplemental allied-health and customer education initiatives, and amputee community support throughout the region: