College Services, Nursing and Health Sciences
Suzanne is a Practitioner Fellow in the Caring Futures Institute aligned to the Clinical and Community Partnerships theme.
Suzanne has over 25 years’ experience working as an occupational therapist in mental health services in the UK and Australia. Suzanne is a practice-based researcher and is passionate about implementation and evaluation of psycho-social evidence-based practices in clinical settings. This includes a focus on co-designed inter-disciplinary research that aims to foster positive changes in approaches, practices and culture in health care services. Suzanne's research is informed by the exploration of service users and clinicians experiences of care and aims to improve consumer care outcomes and experiences.
Suzanne works in clinical practice as Principal Occupational Therapist for SALHN mental health services.
PhD: Flinders University
Master of Clinical Science: University of Adelaide
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: University of East Anglia
Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy: University of South Australia
2021 Publication Excellence Award, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide
2020 PhD thesis write-up stipend, Flinders University
2019 Research Student Travel Conference Grant, Flinders University
2019 SA Health Awards Finalist: Excellence in Strengthening Partnerships
2017 Research Higher Degree student publication award, Flinders University
2016 The Australian Federation of University Women- SA Inc.
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