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Belinda completed her Occupational Therapy Degree with Honours in 1996 at the University of Queensland. Belinda has demonstrated commitment to professional development and research (particularly in the area of Traumatic Brain Injury). She was awarded the 'Best Neurological Open Presentation' at the 2011 OT National Conference. She also has presented her research and clinical findings at 7 Australian conferences and most recently at the World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation Congress and World Occupational Therapy Conference.

Belinda has worked as a Senior Clinician at Royal Ryde Rehabilitation Centre for over Ten years, and is currently a Professional Leader in Occupational Therapy. This position involves management, mentoring, and teaching of approximately 30 Occupational Therapists to ensure a high clinical standard and facilitation of research and evidence based practice.

She has extensive experience in providing clinical services to traumatic brain injury clients including functional cognitive rehabilitation, ADL assessment and retraining, equipment and wheelchair prescription, domestic assessment and retraining, home modifications, community access and

integration programs, graduated home programs towards independent living, upper limb assessment and retraining, carer training programs and contribution towards brain injury research.

Belinda has also worked in amputee, spinal and neurological rehabilitation and brings a wealth of experience in assessing the function of clients, and developing programs to maximise their recovery and independence. She is proficient at administering the FIM, CANS, COPM and other outcome measures and has worked with clients funded through Lifetime Care, Work Cover and CTP Schemes.

For Moore Rehab Outcomes, Belinda is able to provide Support Needs Assessments (SNA), Care Needs Assessments, ADL retraining packages, Case Management and Medico-legal Assessments for clients living in the Sydney region, with her speciality being in neurological and catastrophic injuries.