I have been working as a New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist (NZROT) for 14 years. I trained at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
In 2017 I completed my Post-Graduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy Practice, with Distinction, from Otago Polytechnic.
I have worked in a range of settings including Acute Medicine, Residential / Aged Care and Dementia Care, Acute Stroke Rehabilitation and I also work privately as a Professional Supervisor, a tutor for students and see private clients on request. I have been a student supervisor throughout my career.
I am currently on Parental Leave from my role working as an OT in Acute Stoke Rehabilitation and Acute Medicine in an urban hospital in New Zealand. I hold approved accreditations in Complex Wheelchair and Seating (L2WMPM), posture management (L1WMPM(LYNG)) and standard / complex equipment (PSMHSM).
Clinically I am interested in Stroke Rehabilitation, Goal Setting, Motivation and its role in patient participation in therapy, Sensory Modulation, Posture Management, working with clients with Conversion Disorder and OT Service Development.
I am passionate about the evaluation and critique of research and its application into clinical practice – my site will have resources uploaded shortly to assist therapists in developing these skills.
While on Parental Leave I have been busy applying my OT skills to raising my daughter and fostering her development and have posted a couple of the things I have made for her here.