Mrs Ellice Willcourt

Senior Lecturer

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North (W411)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Ellice Willcourt is a lecturer in Occupational Therapy at Flinders University. She graduated in 2003 from a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at James Cook University in North Queensland. Ellice has spent most of her clinical career working in adult mental health services across crisis, community, inpatient, and community residential settings within Southern Adelaide and Central Queensland.

Ellice’s clinical and research areas of interest include understanding the consumer experience of using sensory modulation strategies within inpatient and community mental health settings, understanding student resilience, and further developing teaching curriculum to support students develop clinical reasoning and therapeutic communication skills.

Ellice is passionate about sharing her knowledge with students relating to working within the field of mental health and in turn creating a passion for this area of practice in Flinders University Occupational Therapy graduates.


Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (James Cook University)

Honours, awards and grants

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2021

College of Nursing and Health Science VPED Award - Outstanding Individual Award, Innovation, 2020

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Executive Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, 2016

Key responsibilities

Ellice teaches across the Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Occupational Therapy at Flinders University. She has a passion for increasing students understanding and interest in working within the area of mental health.

Teaching interests

Mental Health
Clinical Placement

Therapeutic Communication

Topic coordinator
OCCT1001 Introduction to Occupational Therapy
OCCT8010 Information and Technology in Occupational Therapy
OCCT8005 Occupational Therapy Practice 4
Topic lecturer
REHB8101 Inter-Professional Practice
OCCT8005 Occupational Therapy Practice 4