Graduating in 1992, Farida initially worked in Singapore in several areas of Occupational Therapy and then full time in Hand Therapy from 1996 at the Changi General Hospital. She moved to Perth in 2003 and has worked with SpHT in private practice ever since. In 2010 Farida was promoted to the role of Clinical Manager and has managed day-to-day operations across 10 clinic locations.
Farida has a Masters of Science majoring in Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation (2001) and has been a member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA) as an Accredited Hand Therapist since 2003. Farida has presented papers at national AHTA conferences and was awarded the Lorna Sherlock Award by the WA Occupational Therapy Association in 2017 for her contribution to the profession in the nurturing and encouragement of OTs in WA.