Occupational Therapy Board members

Julie Brayshaw

Ms Julie Brayshaw

Chair and practitioner member from Western Australia

Qualifications:
  • Qualifications: B.App.Sc.(Occ Therapy)., M.Sc.(Occ Therapy).

Ms Julie Brayshaw has been involved in occupational therapy regulation since 2011. She commenced as the practitioner member from Western Australia and was appointed as Chair of the National Board in 2015.

Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science Occupational Therapy and a Master of Science Occupational Therapy (Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation) from Curtin University.

Ms Brayshaw has worked for more than 30 years in a range of clinical, managerial, leadership, and project management roles in the health and disability sectors. This has included time spent working in rural and remote WA, in Canada and the UK, and in Perth tertiary acute and rehabilitation hospitals.

Ms Brayshaw is currently employed as an academic staff member in the School of Allied Health at Curtin University.

Mr Darryl Annett - Community member from Victoria

Mr Darryl Annett

Community member from Victoria

Qualifications:
  • Qualifications: B.Juris, LL.B, AAICD

Mr Darryl Annett has had a diverse and successful legal career in the private and public sectors, as well as in Not For Profit Social Enterprise legal practice. His career has tended to focus on criminal law, including senior roles with the Office of Public Prosecutions, and criminal advocacy and a management role with Robert Stary and Associates, one of Victoria's preeminent criminal defence practices.

Mr Annett has a strong commitment to social justice, nine years ago launching the Urban Justice Centre, a legal support service integrated into a suite of health and social support services in the Melbourne CBD for the homeless, those at risk of homelessness, the marginalized, those with a mental illness and people displaced and dispossessed.

Sally Cunningham

Ms Sally Cunningham

Practitioner member from Victoria

Qualifications:
  • BOccTher., GradDipMentHlthSc., MPubPolMgt., GAICD.

Ms Sally Cunningham is the Manager of Quality, Safety and Improvement in the Allied Health Dept at Melbourne Health. Prior to this, she held the positions of Allied Health Service Development Manager and Allied Health Workforce Development Manager.

Ms Cunningham has experience in a range of health sectors, where she has undertaken clinical, project management, strategy, operational and governance roles in acute and subacute hospital care, mental health and community health service environments. She has been a not-for-profit company director since 2001 and currently serves on the Board and Quality and Risk Committee for cohealth community health services in Victoria.

Ms Cunningham graduated from La Trobe University in 1996 and holds a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Science, a Master of Public Policy and Management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Company Directors Course. Sally was also a recipient of the 2013 Victorian Women's Governance Scholarship.

Roxane Marcelle-Shaw

Ms Roxane Marcelle-Shaw

Community member from New South Wales

Qualifications:
  • BSocSc., JD, GDLP.

Ms Roxane Marcelle-Shaw has worked in a variety of statutory regulatory authorities with Commonwealth, State and Territory governments, administering health privacy, information access, human rights, and regulating the health, disability, aged care, community housing and community services sectors.

In these professional roles and through positions on the governing bodies of community legal services and not-for-profit support services, she contributes to the design, good governance and delivery of effective regulatory arrangements aimed at protecting the public interest and safeguarding the rights of service users. Through her experience as a person with a disability and as a health services and occupational therapy user, Ms Marcelle-Shaw brings an important perspective to the board on health issues and service needs.

Ms Marcelle-Shaw holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Science, Juris Doctor, and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, and completed International Human Rights Law Summer School at the University of Oxford.

Ms Jen Morris

Community member from Victoria

Qualifications:
  • B.A, B.S, GradDip

Ms Jen Morris is a member of the Safer Care Victoria Academy, and an academic staff member within the Law and Public Health Unit at the University of Melbourne School for Population and Global Health. Ms Morris is also an award-winning debate adjudicator and member of the Debaters Association of Victoria, as well as a guest lecturer at the University of Melbourne Law School and Deakin University Medical School.

Ms Morris has substantial experience working in the health and disability sectors, with a focus on governance, service improvement, quality and safety. Ms Morris is a member of the Victorian Clinical Council, and holds consumer representative positions with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and the Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner. She has been a member of advisory and decision-making bodies within health services, professional organisations, educational institutions, regulatory bodies and government. She is also a former member of the Disability Discrimination Legal Service Board of Management.

Ms Morris holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from Monash University, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication from the Australian National University.

Dr Claire Pearce (PhD) - Practitioner member from ACT

Dr Claire Pearce (PhD)

Practitioner member from the Australian Capital Territory

Qualifications:
  • Qualifications: B.App.Sc.(Occ Therapy), M.Sc.(Health Science), PhD

Dr Claire Pearce is employed as the Director of Allied Health for the Division of Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol & Drug Services and is the Profession Lead for Occupational Therapy for Canberra Health Services. She also provides sessional tutoring into the Masters and Bachelors Occupational Therapy courses at the University of Canberra.

After graduating from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in 1993, Dr Pearce worked in adult acute and rehabilitation services, in Australia and the UK, specialising in acquired brain injury. In 2001, she received a Master of Science (Health Sciences) from the University of London.

Since returning to Australia in 2005, Dr Pearce has worked for ACT Health and Canberra Health Services in a range of management, project, clinical governance and policy roles.

Justin Scanlan

Associate Professor Justin Scanlan

Practitioner member from New South Wales

Qualifications:
  • BOccThy, GDipMentalHlthSc, GCertEdStud, MHM, PhD

Associate Professor Justin Scanlan is a senior lecturer and Course Director for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) at The University of Sydney. His research focuses on occupational therapy practice in mental health as well as workforce issues for occupational therapists and the mental health workforce more broadly. Dr Scanlan is the co-Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Occupational Therapy Mental Health Academics (ANZOTMHA) network.

From 2007 to 2016, Associate Professor Scanlan was Professional Senior for Occupational Therapy at the mental health service of Sydney Local Health District. Since leaving that role, he has retained a connection with the local health district and supports allied health staff to design and complete clinically-based research.

Associate Professor Scanlan has worked in a variety of clinical positions in community and inpatient mental health services.

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Ms Rebecca Singh

Practitioner member from South Australia

Qualifications:
  • B.App.Sc (Occ Therapy), Grad Cert Driver Assessment & Rehabilitation, GAICD

Ms Rebecca Singh is a Director of Praktis Allied Health a private allied health practice in Adelaide. Prior to this she was the Director of the Integrum program at the Royal District Nursing Service in South Australia which provided support to people with complex chronic condition management at risk of hospital admission. She was also the Director Services at the Lifetime Support Authority which supports people who have sustained catastrophic injuries in vehicle accidents.

Ms Singh graduated from the University of South Australia in 1997 and has postgraduate qualifications as an occupational therapy driving assessor. Her main experiences within occupational therapy are in adult physical and cognitive rehabilitation, acute services and driving, as well as leadership experience on professional and community committees.

Ms Singh has long been committed to promoting the profession and enhancing the quality and safety of the services provided.

Angela Thynne - Practitioner member

Ms Angela Thynne

Practitioner member from Queensland

Qualifications:
  • Qualifications: BOcc.Thy. (Hon)

Ms Angela Thynne is the Director of Scar Care, an occupational therapy private practice specialising in scarring and oedema, with her main clinical interests in the area of post traumatic, surgical and burns rehabilitation. She is a credentialed private practitioner to the Professor Stuart Pegg Adult Burns Centre at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and is a clinical lecturer in scar and oedema management at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland. She graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons.) in 1990.

Ms Thynne is a past president of OT-Australia Qld; past Board member of the Australian and New Zealand Burn Association; and past Board member of the Occupational Therapists Board of Queensland. She has acted as a professional advisor to both the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia and the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. She is the co-coordinator and a course director of the Burns Rehabilitation Course of the Australian and New Zealand Burn Association.

 
 
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