Dr Fiona Jones PhD, BOccThy (Hons 1)
Director and Senior Occupational Therapist
Dr Fiona Jones is an Occupational Therapist with a special interest in supporting children to reach their developmental potential, and have a joyful and fulfilling childhood. She has presented at state, national and international conferences. Fiona is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Queensland, and is co-author of the Foundation Literacy Program. Her PhD focused on the transition to secondary school for children with Cerebral Palsy.
- Representative on the National Professional Practice & Standards Committee (OT Australia) and Paediatrics subgroup
- Australian Postgraduate Awards (2008)
- Sadie Philcox Award (2007)
- Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute (QCMRI) Scholarship (2010)
- ACER Excellence in Professional Practice Conference Outstanding Paper Award (2014)
- UQ Student Supervisor Award
- Member of the OT External Advisory Committee, Australian Catholic University
Stacey Palmer BOccThy (Hons 1)
Senior Occupational Therapist
Stacey has 20 years experience in Occupational Therapy, with special interests in paediatrics and infant mental health.
- Sadie Philcox Award (1996)
- Post Graduate Certificate (Health Services Management), Edith Cowan University (WA)
- Recipient of the WA Perinatal Mental Health Grant (2011)
- RHSET Scholarship & Clinical Exchange Program (Qld, 1997)
Tori McGregor BOccThy
Practice Manager, Senior Occupational Therapist, Manager of Toowoomba Services
Tori is committed to supporting children and their families to achieve their goals by providing intervention options they can incorporate into home and school life. She is passionate about working closely and building rapport with families to create a strong therapeutic relationship, enabling the highest quality of client care. Tori has been a Clinical Educator for the University of Queensland, and has presented at schools and professional development events.
Rachel D’Arrigo BOccThy (Hons 1), PhD Candidate
Senior Occupational Therapist, Manager of Northside Services, Manager of Research and Evidence Based Practice
Rachel previously worked in Hand Therapy and moved to Toowoomba to gain experience in paediatrics in a non-government organization, who focused on supporting children who were placed in out of home care. She is a PhD candidate through the University of Queensland, looking at the engagement of children and families in therapy. Rachel is a recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award.
Jordane Bennett BOccThy
Senior Occupational Therapist, Manager of Lifestyle & Leisure Programs (Flipside Circus, iCANdance), Manager of Services to Cairns & Western Suburbs of Brisbane
Jordane is a Clinical Educator for the University of Queensland student placements. Jordane also has 11 years of experience in dance. She has experience supporting children to reach their potential within schools, and has presented at local events.
Tahni Kunde BOccThy
Senior Occupational Therapist
Tahni is passionate and dedicated about assisting children to reach their goals. She believes strongly in working closely with family members and teachers to ensure best practice and achieve desired outcomes.
Elizabeth Edgar BOccThy (Hons)
Liz is passionate about working with children to enable them to reach their potential. She is committed to working closely with children, their families and teachers to achieve their goals, while using fun and meaningful activities to meet these goals. Liz is a representative on the National Professional Practice & Standards Committee, paediatrics sub group, for OT Australia.
Previously, Joanna worked as a Registered Nurse in a Neonatal Unit, and an Occupational Therapist in a specialised school for children with language and other related disorders. She is dedicated to building relationships as well as collaborating with families and schools to best support children in reaching their goals. She greatly enjoys working with children and watching them progress towards their goals.
Shannon’s dream and passion has always been to work with children. She loves being an OT as it allows her to not only work with children but also with families. Shannon is committed and passionate about helping children work through challenges, and harnessing their strengths and helping them to feel confident and successful in everything they do.
Shannon is able to work in many different contexts and has many different skills, which encourages a holistic approach to therapy. She is passionate about working closely with the family to collaborate on goals, and how best to target any concerns they may have. Shannon strongly believes in incorporating topics and things of interest for the child to ensure activities are meaningful and engaging. Shannon is committed to helping every child to achieve their full potential.
Prior to working as an OT Madeleine was a support worker, assisting clients to access services in their community and in their daily living. This previous knowledge and experience has stood her in great stead and this has enabled her to provide a practical, engaging and family-centred service with her clients. Madeleine focuses on using a strengths based approach with children to empower them to maximise their potential in reaching their goals.
As with many of our OCC therapists Madeleine has a hidden talent…….outside of work she enjoys synchronised ice skating!! She has been training for over 10 years and she is part of a team of 16 skaters who are working towards representing Australia overseas.