BAppSc(OT), Member of OT Australia
Kathryn’s background spans over 30 years in injury management, rehabilitation and workplace health and safety, most of which has been spent in community settings. She takes a proactive, person-centred approach, focusing on individual needs and collaborating to achieve agreed goals and specific outcomes. Kathryn is passionate about supporting people recovering from injury to gain independence and positively impact their wellbeing and quality of life.
As a founding principal of Occupational Therapy Network, Kathryn has previously held management positions in the public and private health sector including as an account manager for key clients. Currently she has oversight of Occupational Therapy Network services with a focus on quality and continuous improvement. Kathryn’s professionalism and knowledge in the field is valuable in her mentoring role, coaching and leading others. Together with Sigrun Wunram, Kathryn is the driving force behind Occupational Therapy Network’s mission to achieve excellence in service provision.
Kathryn continues to have a clinical caseload, providing rehabilitation case management and occupational therapy services, chiefly within icare (Insurance & Care NSW) incorporating Lifetime Care, Workers Care and Dust Diseases Care as well as motor accident schemes. With a clinical caseload ranging from short term health conditions to severe and catastrophic injuries and other long term disabilities, Kathryn is adept at coordinating services targeted to provide effective treatment, rehabilitation and care.
For nearly two decades, Kathryn has provided expert opinion in personal injury matters. She has a reputation for identifying salient issues and synthesising with sound clinical reasoning in clear, easily understood reports. Her personal injury experience and understanding of the legal context is valued in rigorous and reliable opinion, often in complex matters.
Kathryn’s communication and negotiation skills are an asset when balancing the needs of various stakeholders to achieve optimal outcomes. To maintain currency of knowledge and skills, Kathryn participates in continuing education opportunities and contributes to the profession through research projects and working parties.