Ellen studied at Curtin University and graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.
Ellen then worked as an Occupational Therapist and travelled across the United Kingdom and Europe for two years, before returning to Perth to start work at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) specialising in burns and hand therapy.
At RPH, Ellen spent two amazing years working under the tutelage of distinguished Dr Fiona Wood in the Burns Unit.
Ellen moved to Melbourne in 2006 and spent four years working at The Alfred Hospital, working in the burns and hand therapy unit. Ellen was a part of the team treating the survivors of the Black Saturday bushfires. Ellen presented on this experience at the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA) national conference in 2008.
In 2009 Ellen completed the Lymphoedema Practitioners Training Course in Melbourne and spent more time treating patients with chronic swelling issues on top of her burns and hand therapy caseload.
Ellen retuned to Perth in 2010 and was delighted to join the HULC team after having her first child.
Ellen is an active member of the hand therapy community and regularly attends state and national AHTA conferences. Ellen is an associate member of the AHTA and is working towards her full membership.