BA, BOccTher(Hons), MOT and Grad.Cert (Learn&TeachHigherEd)
Trina joined the occupational therapy team at Charles Sturt University in 2013 after ten years of clinical practice.
Prior to CSU, Trina was based in Melbourne and worked for Yooralla's ComTEC service for several years. She has expertise in the selection and support of complex computer access, environmental control and communication technology options. Trina's role at Yooralla also included developing and delivering workshops for Assistive Technology Learning - the education arm of the Independent Living Centre and ComTEC.
Clinically, Trina has also worked in paediatric roles in community settings and at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne where she has provided services to children with diverse occupational issues arising from both acquired and congenital impairments. Her various roles encompassed areas such as orthopaedics, neuromuscular conditions, rheumatology, prosthetic training with children with limb deficiency and implementing time-limited, goal-directed intervention within the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service. Trina has presented at several national and international conferences and has completed post graduate studies including a Masters of Occupational Therapy and a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.
Use of collaborative documents, Google forms, social media and other digital tools to support student learning and engagement.
Research interests include the selection and support of digital assistive technology, particularly high tech communication devices and complex computer access; clinical reasoning and knowledge translation.
Trina is also interested in the use of social media for student engagement, professional learning and networking and can be found Tweeting at @TrinaOT.