I graduated from University of Sydney as an Occupational Therapist in 1995. My experience, over more than 25 years in the field, includes working with adolescents and adults with a variety of neurological conditions and complex injuries. I have extensive experience working with people who have an acquired brain injury, orthopaedic trauma, burns, amputations and spinal cord injury. I have worked in inpatient acute settings, inpatient rehabilitation settings and community-based rehabilitation programs. In each setting, I have worked with multi-disciplinary teams. As a Case Manager I have gained extensive experience through collaboration with variety of community-based services supporting the independent living goals of my clients.
Driver assessment and rehabilitation is an area of special interest and I completed post graduate training in 1999 in the area of driver assessment and rehabilitation. I have extensive experience in this area and have developed programs for clients who drive cars, trucks and buses. Commencing in December 2021, I will be a Course Educator at a Post Graduate Driver Assessment and Rehabilitation Course designed by the Federation University.
I joined the Access Brain Injury Services team in 2014, working as both an Occupational Therapist and Case Manager with a variety of adult and adolescent participants. I enjoy working with participants on their rehabilitation journey, supporting them to engage in meaningful, purposeful lives. This involves establishing networks to support the participant in achieving their goals.
I am an approved Care Needs Assessor and accredited FIM assessor for both adults and children.