Sandra Mortimer works full time as a senior lecturer in Occupational Therapy at Flinders University. She is a registered occupational therapist and has a clinical doctorate in Public Health. Sandra has spent most of her career working with young children and families in community settings in Adelaide and rural New South Wales. She enjoys the challenge of bringing her extensive clinical wisdom and a passion for innovative, reflective, client centred practice to her teaching.
2021 Doctor of Public Health, Flinders University
1996 Grad. Cert. Management, University of Western Sydney
1988 B.App.Sc (OT), University of South Australia
2016 Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Executive Dean's Teaching Excellence Award 6: Enhancing Therapeutic Communication Skills for Occupational Therapy Students. (Team award, awarded jointly with Ellice Willcourt.)
2020 College of Nursing and Health Sciences Vice President and Executive Dean's Teaching Excellence Award: For strong leadership and collaboration in leading the response to COVID-19 that resulted in a significant redesign of OCCT9013
2021 Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching: For developing an innovative, evidence-based approach to teaching therapeutic communciation that responds to industry needs and produces confident, practice ready occupational therpay graduates.(Team award, awarded jointly with Ellice Willcourt.)
Therapetic Communication Skills
Working with children and families
Early Childhood Development
Clinical Education: currently working in H2Go Interprofessional Paediatric Clinic
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