Special Fields of Expertise
- Catastrophic Injury Case Management
- Acquired Brain Injury Adult Acute Care and Rehabilitation
- Discharge Planning
- Home Assessment and Modifications
- Equipment Prescription
Ashlea completed her Occupational Therapy studies at Curtin University and graduated in 2009. She started her career working in the areas of paediatric acquired brain injury and soft tissue therapy. She gained some valuable skills in these areas before being offered a position at the end of 2010 at Royal Perth Hospital where she predominantly worked in the areas of neurology and neurosurgery acute care and rehabilitation.
Through working in these areas at Royal Perth Hospital Ashlea developed a strong love for neurological rehabilitation. She has completed a variety of post graduate courses and developed a solid skill set in the assessment and intervention of cognitive deficits and the impact these have on a person’s ability to complete daily tasks. She has worked very closely with families to help build an understanding and awareness through this difficult time in their lives, so that they can better support their loved one. She is therefore passionate about helping people with an acquired brain injury and their families achieve the best quality of life despite possible ongoing cognitive and/or physical difficulties that may be present.
Outside of work Ashlea’s interests include maintaining a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition and sharing this knowledge with others, as well as experimenting with recipes for healthy treats and raw deserts.
Following the birth of her son last year, Ashlea is excited about returning to work in her new Lighthouse role as Case Manager and Occupational Therapist where she will be able to work with others to achieve their goals!