Senior Occupational Therapist

Jamie Hunter

I love to play! So being able to do this in my job every day makes it the best job ever.

10 Fun Facts About Jamie

Where were you born? Brisbane

 

Where did you study OT? University of Queensland

 

What is your favourite movie? Iron Man – Avengers

 

What is your favourite food? Berries and Yoghurt and Choc Brownie

 

What did you love to do as a kid? Climb Trees, Play Soccer and Rollerblade

 

What did you think you were going to be growing up? A teacher or a detective

 

Do you have any pets?  No

 

Who would you most like to have a conversation with?  Dalai Lama, Saoirse Ronan, Kevin McCloud (Grand Designs)

 

How long have you been an OT? 6 years

 

Tell us an interesting fact about you? I used to compete as an inline speedskater

Jamie is an enthusiastic member of the Occupational Therapy team and is a strong advocate of the Optimum Movement philosophy that the inclusion of parents and teachers is vital in the therapy process.  Jamie has a passion for working with children, their families and teachers to support them to achieve their goals and loves involving family members in all aspects of therapy.

Jamie’s approach to therapy was founded whilst completing her Masters in Occupational Therapy at The University of Queensland where she undertook a research thesis titled: “The importance of parent engagement in paediatric therapy interventions”.

Since graduating Jamie has provided therapy interventions in both early intervention and education settings.  She enjoys helping children to identify their own goals so they feel a sense of ownership and purpose about the therapy process.  These goals are then addressed in fun, meaningful & practical sessions with strategies that can be implemented in the home and school environment

Jamie is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia.