“With the right Occupational Therapy, you can enjoy life, whatever the challenges”
I graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 1998 from Latrobe University, Melbourne. I am passionate about providing client-focused Occupational Therapy with a holistic approach to physical and psychological issues.
I currently sit on the Executive Council of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) which is the professional body for Occupational Therapists in the Republic of Ireland. It provides national leadership to its members and works on behalf of its members with the best interest of the profession and service users in mind.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, I now reside in Dublin, where I have lived for 13 years with my family.
Here is a quick overview of my clinical experience:
Sample of Recent CPD Activities
- Model of Human Occupation Screening Tool(MOHOST): Theory, Content and Purpose. CEonCD 24th September, 2013
- College of Occupational Therapists 37th Annual Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 18th - 20th June 2013
- Sensory Processing Disorders, Sensorytraining.ie, Dublin, 13th June 2013
- Occupational Therapy and Fitness to Drive, Middletown Centre for Autism, Northern Ireland, 16th May, 2013
- AOTI Annual Conference - Evidence and Innovation, Mullingar, 19th - 20th April 2013
- Vocational Rehabilitation Workshop, UL Department of Clinical Therapies, Dublin, 5th December 2012
- Lifestyle Design Workshop, St Patricks University Hospital, Dublin, 1st November 2012
- Bariatric Basics, AOTI PPAG and Lisclare ltd, Mullingar, 12th October 2012
- Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference - Why Do People Do What They Do? Behavioural Safety, Ergonomics and Human Factors in the Workplace, Intel, Leixlip, May 17th, 2012
- AOTI Annual Conference - Occupation Our Unique Focus, Mullingar, April 27 - 28th 2012
- Office Ergonomic Evaluator Training, OCCUPRO Webinar, Wisconsin, USA. March 10th, 2012
- Mental Health Advisory Group Study Day AOTI, 10th February 2012
- AOTI (Association of Occupational Therapy Ireland) Housing Advisory Group Conference, 18 November 2011
- Deafness Awareness Training, Irish Deaf Society, 27th October 2011
- AOTI Housing Group Housing Course, 26-27 May 2011
- School for The Work (tm), Los Angeles, California, USA. 18 – 27 March 2011
(A way of coping with thoughts that cause fear, violence, depression, frustration and suffering)
Community Care (Area 2) Dublin South East (2004 - 2008)
One of a team of Occupational Therapists providing a home-based Occupational Therapy service for people over 65 with any diagnosis, and under 65 with a diagnosed long term illness or disability.
Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin 7 (2001 - 2004)
Part of a ward-based assessment unit providing a short-term rehab and treatment service with home visiting as required.
Specialities covered include:
- Vascular Surgery
- Spinal Unit
- Infectious Diseases
- Heart Lung Transplant Unit.
BoxHill Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (1998 - 2001)
A ward based assessment, treatment and discharge planning service involving equipment prescription and home visiting.
Specialities covered include:
- Coronary Care
- General Surgery
- General Medical.
Also worked within a multidisciplinary outpatient based program in Cardiac Rehabilitation.
- AMPS – Assessment of Motor and Process Skill. The only standardised assessment to evaluate the quality of a person's ADL task performance.
- The Work (tm) – addressing the impact of stressful thoughts on functional ability
- FIM (tm) – Functional Independence Measure