Anita graduated from Curtin University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. After initially working for a short time Perth and Queensland, Anita spent 2 and a half years working in hand and upper limb rehabilitation at world re-known Howard Head Sports Medicine Centre in Vail, Colorado USA.
Anita moved back to Perth in 2008 to work with HULC. After leaving for a short time to live in Melbourne and then run her own small practice in Karratha, Anita returned to HULC in 2014 initially in a coordinator role, then moving to Manager alongside Vicky Allbrook in 2017.
Anita is actively involved in the hand therapy community, regularly attending, and presenting at state and national Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA) meetings and conferences.
Recent achievements include co-writing and presenting a comprehensive Hand Safety, Prevention and Awareness workshop for BHP with Vicky Allbrook. She also was a co researcher and writer with Kristine Beacham presenting on “Forearm based splinting for TFCC repairs” at the 2020 Congress of the Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand in Melbourne.
To further hone her managerial skills, Anita has completed a graduate Certificate of Business at Curtin University in 2021.
Accredited Hand Therapist (as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association)