Dr Daina Dickins
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, Ageing Cognitive Neuroscience) - Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Master of Occupational Therapy (with Distinction) - Curtin University
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons I) - The University of Queensland
I am an Occupational Therapist, wife and mother with a passion for helping individuals and groups, especially those who have experienced neurological injury, to overcome barriers to participation in their most meaningful activities and life roles to live every day to the fullest and facilitate well-being.
I have worked in both acute inpatient hospital and outpatient community settings, and have conducted individual and group-based therapy. I am passionate about providing up-to-date evidence-based, person-centred care to adult clients.
I have experience in adult neurophysical rehabilitation, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery and deconditioning, hand therapy, home modifications, pressure injury prevention and management, falls prevention, assistive equipment prescription, mood management, cognitive rehabilitation, energy conservation, and task adaptation and compensation to name a few.
I also have extensive experience in research (PhD), quality improvement projects, and undergraduate tutoring, which I have completed at the University of Queensland, Curtin University (WA), & Bond University (Gold Coast) teaching cognitive and biological psychology and occupational therapy.
It is extremely important to me to create a safe space to connect with my clients on a personal level. It is my goal to understand my clients' true purpose, passions and pleasures and to help problem solve barriers to enable engagement and participation in these meaningful activities.
If you would like to know more about me or how I can assist you, a family member or friend, please don't hesitate to get in touch.