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Currently Involved in research at Charles Sturt University.

Research Interests

My mission is to increase access to excellent occupational therapy services for people living in regional, rural, and remote areas of Australia and highlight the importance and contribution of rural focused occupational therapy across the world. I research occupational therapy practice outside the city; particularly the occupational needs of rural communities and the services provided by occupational therapists in rural areas.

I aim to integrate this understanding of the unique contribution and context of non-urban occupational therapy practice into undergraduate occupational therapy curriculum to increase the pool of qualified and highly skilled occupational therapists who are prepared for and are passionate about non-urban practice.

Working in a regional university also allows me to work with many rural and regional based undergraduate occupational therapy students and to develop educational strategies which support them to thrive both at university and into post graduate work and study.

I love connecting with others who are passionate about rural health, occupational therapy, and adult education, so feel free to reach out.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Master Applied Science (Education), The University of Sydney

Award Date: 24 Nov 2008

Graduate Certificate Health and Business Psychology, University of Newcastle

Bachelor Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) (Honours), University of Western Sydney

External positions

PhD Candidate, University of Western Sydney

08 Feb 2021 → …


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