Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology people

Academic staff who deliver our programs have a diverse range of clinical, academic and research backgrounds relevant to their field. Many have both national and international training and experience and some have nationally recognised research.

All academic staff have qualifications relevant to occupational therapy or social work and teach in units that are aligned with their clinical experience, bringing an enhanced level of teaching excellence to the School that is reflected in the number and range of university and service awards they receive.

As evidence of the high standard of teaching and learning in our School, a number of academic staff have won Faculty, University or Carrick teaching awards over recent years. These awards are highly competitive and recognise and reward the diverse contributions that individuals and teams make to the quality of the student experience.

In addition, academic staff engage in clinical relationships relevant to their practice/content areas in health, social work and education and maintain membership of relevant committees and organisations external to the university. Further, academic staff regularly participate in national and international research activities, including international conferences.


Head of School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology

Associate Professor Angus Buchanan – Head of School

School administrative staff

Occupational Therapy staff

Head of Department – Occupational Therapy

Dr Courtenay Harris – Senior Lecturer

Academic Staff

Research staff

Social Work staff

Head of Department – Social Work

Professor Donna Chung

Academic Staff

Research staff

Speech Pathology staff