Working at Specialised Hand Therapy Services as an Occupational Therapist since graduating from Curtin University in 2001, Angela has followed her special interest in Hand Therapy ever since. Angela has a Masters of Clinical Science in Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation (2009) and has worked as a Hand Therapist in both the public and private sectors. She has significant experience in Paediatric Hand Therapy from work at Princess Margaret Hospital, as well as experience in Paediatric Neurology.
Over the past 6 years Angela has lectured and tutored Occupational Therapy Undergraduate Students at Edith Cowan University, now teaching Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation, Neuroscience and Health Conditions (Pathophysiology of Disease), amongst other units. Additionally, Angela co-supervises final year undergraduate students completing their Honours Research Projects. Most recently, Angela has co-supervised research into the ‘Impact of Early Occupational Therapy Intervention following Digital Amputation’ as well as ‘Clinical Skills used by OT’s in the Management of Thumb CMC joint Osteoarthritis’.
Angela is an Associate Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association, and a member of the WA OT Association Hand Interest Group. She has recently attended the Australian Hand Therapy Association National Conferences, along with taking up many other Continuing Professional Development opportunities in the field.