Emma graduated in 1994 from Curtin University, and since commencing work as an OT in 1995 has predominantly worked in the area of hand and upper limb rehabilitation over the past twenty years. Positions in Perth, Adelaide and London in both public hospitals and her own private practice have led to a wide range of experience. In 2002 Emma completed a Masters of Clinical Science (Hand & Upper Limb Rehab) at Curtin University with her thesis titled “Splinting and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Critical Review of the Literature”.
A highlight of Emma’s career was studying hand therapy in the USA and Sweden while on a Churchill Fellowship in 2002, having been awarded the Fellowship to “Acquire Knowledge and Practical Experience of the Most Recent Worldwide Techniques in Hand Therapy”. Emma is actively involved in the Australian Hand Therapy Association and the WAOTA Hand Interest Group. She has also been involved with research projects on extensor tendons and nerve injuries.
Most recently Emma attended an international conference on Pain Management Techniques at the Align conference in Colorado, USA in June 2018. Emma is further developing her skills in paediatric hand therapy by working part time at Perth Children’s Hospital.