Vicky graduated from Curtin University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Vicky spent the next three years working in hand and upper limb rehabilitation in the south-west of Western Australia and Perth, before moving to the United Kingdom in 2008.
Vicky worked in the National Health Service (NHS), in orthopaedics and hand therapy for various hospitals in London and Brighton before being appointed Senior Hand Therapist at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, part of Imperial College NHS Trust. Here she worked as part of the plastic and orthopaedic teams, as well as in the major trauma unit for North West London.
Vicky returned to Perth at the end of 2012 to work with HULC. In 2014 she was promoted to Clinic Coordinator, where she manages the professional development and clinical skills training of the HULC team. Vicky also manages the day-to-day running of the Subiaco clinic and supports all other site leads in their roles.
Vicky is actively involved in the hand therapy community, regularly attending and presenting at state and national Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA) meetings and conferences. In 2013 Vicky presented a paper at the national AHTA Conference on ‘The Management of Proximal Interphalangeal Dislocation with the Figure of Eight Splint’. Vicky was part of the 2015 AHTA Perth Conference Committee, organising the very successful national conference on ‘New trends in Hand Therapy’. Vicky also presented a workshop at this conference on ‘The Fabrication of the Capener Splint’. Vicky is an Accredited Hand Therapist (as Awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association).