Annette graduated from Oxford Brookes University (UK) in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree and commenced with Scope Home Access in 2008. Annette also completed a Diploma of Management in 2011.
Annette is the Divisional Manager of Occupational Therapy for all OT staff and services across all programs, and overseas all stream of work – My Aged Care (MAC), Social Enterprise (SE), Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Annette has worked extensively in the field of home modification and equipment prescription in both Australia and the UK, as well as working in Paediatrics and Hand Therapy services, with a passion for home modifications. She enjoys problem solving particularly challenging complex home modifications situations and undertaking reviews for tribunal purposes. While at Scope Home Access, Annette has also contributed to the development of the A Way to Stay tool and (Home) Mod Squad publications, and been an Advisory Committee Member for the Home Modification Clearinghouse.
“I’m a great believer of informed choice. I love being an OT because I’m constantly learning, as no two clients (or their home environments) are the same. It can be a challenging and yet very rewarding job, particularly when your input makes a significant and meaningful difference in another persons’ life.”
Annette likes to keep active when not working, attending the gym, sailing, practicing Pilates and travelling. She also enjoys making things through cooking, crocheting and sewing. Her friends and family mean everything to Annette.