Össur Academy Personnel

Our Össur Academy team has a strong professional commitment to render the best possible services to our customers. Comprised of well educated professionals, all team members are dedicated to the goals of the Össur Academy: "To further the level of education and quality of prosthetic and orthopaedic knowledge among professionals, users and their families".


Richard Hirons

Clinical Specialist - Prosthetics

Richard has over 30 years of experience working in the prosthetics industry, having worked first hand in the NHS before joining Össur. Richard continues to work with amputees across the private and public sector as well as working with professional athletes such as Richard Whitehead and Jonnie Peacock.

Ollie Smith

Clinical Specialist - Prosthetics

With over 10 years of experience, Ollie works closely with hospitals and military establishments across the UK, working to enhance the lives of amputees through the use of innovative products and treatment programmes.

Rachel Humpherson

Clinical Specialist, Prosthetics

Rachel developed a special interest in amputee rehabilitation after graduating in 2011. She gained experience with more complex cases whilst working in a regional prosthetic rehab centre for 3 years, treating a mix of NHS users and military veterans. Rachel has been working at Össur since 2017, providing clinical support and training to physiotherapists using Össur products for both upper and lower limb users.

Michael Cleaver

Clinical Specialist, Prosthetics

Michael has worked within the prosthetic industry for over 30 years as a prosthetic technician. The last 10 years specialising in upper limb. He has a particular interest in i-digits partial hand prosthesis and has been involved in the training of customers across Europe and worldwide. He enjoys the challenges and complexities around making these custom devices.

Elaine Miller

Clinical Specialist, Prosthetics

Elaine has worked in the prosthetic industry for over 25 years focusing on upper limb for the past 5 years. Elaine is driven to achieve the best possible outcomes for the users and she enjoys the challenges upper limb can present.

Lisan Scheepers

Clinical Specialist, Prosthetics

Lisan has worked at Össur since 2013, training both internally to Össur employees and external training for Customers worldwide (Prosthetists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Doctors, Nurses, students and health insurance companies). As well as supporting clinical specialists in the different Regional Academies during fittings. With Benelux as her main area, she continues with passion to talk about training being a prerequisite for amputees and creating awareness that you are a TEAM.

Marcel Waltman

Clinical Specialist – Prosthetics

Marcel has over 18 years of experience in rehabilitation centres as a CPO and has been working as a clinical specialist in prosthetics at Össur for 13 years. With Benelux as his main area, he supports customers on site and gives trainings to CPOs, physio therapists and other disciplines in the O&P and rehabilitation field.

Sven Johansson

Clinical Specialist - Prosthetics

Sven has over 30 years of experience working in the prosthetics field, having worked as clinical CPO and as Program Coordinator/lecturer for the Swedish CPO education before joining Össur 2003.

Sven continues to be focusing on the successful clinical outcomes for users in his different roles and responsibilities within Össur. Sven has a special focus on Bionics for lower limb amputees, covering the Nordic area.

Isak Haapaniemi

Clinical Specialist – Prosthetics

After graduating in 2002 Isak has held roles globally as a CPO clinician, educator and in the role of clinical support. Isak joined Össur in 2017 with a special focus on the upper limb prosthetics, covering the Nordic area.

David Lindgren

Clinical Specialist – Prosthetics

With more than 12 years of experience as a CPO, David brings a lot of knowledge to this team. He is focusing mostly on lower limb prosthesis and Direct Socket and has experience in working with both users in the rehabilitation phase and long time amputees.

Felix Senelle

Clinical Specialist – Prosthetics

Felix joined Össur with more than 10 years of experience as a CPO. His prime motivation is keeping the user needs in focus. Felix enjoys working internationally, and after different roles and responsibilities within Össur, he is now focusing on the Nordic region.