Pip completed her Occupational Therapy degree in New Zealand in 2007. Since this time, she has worked as an occupational therapist in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia within a variety of acute, sub-acute and community settings. She has developed a keen interest in Neurological Rehabilitation and Aged Care.
Pip enjoys the client-centred approach of community rehabilitation and loves that no two days of work are the same. She appreciates the challenge of working with complex clients and displays a practical problem-solving approach to her work as an occupational therapist.
Pip has a particular interest in Motivational Interviewing and using this to help client’s resolve ambivalence and deepen motivation to pursue the changes that are meaningful to them. She is also passionate about supporting clients with ABI return to meaningful work.
Pip has established a Buddy Program at IRS which provides informal peer-support, advice and guidance to new staff entering the community private-practice ABI rehabilitation setting.
Outside of work Pip enjoys walking her dog each evening, weekends away hiking and baking.
Pip celebrates 11 years with IRS in 2023.