Louise Bassingthwaighte

Louise Bassingthwaighte

Occupational Therapist, Driver Assessment and Rehabilitation Service, Metro South Health, PhD Candidate

Louise Bassingthwaighte is a highly accomplished occupational therapy clinical researcher and lecturer who is passionate about understanding the influence of independent driving on community access and participation, the efficacy of interventions in achieving fitness to return to driving and screening measures to identify who may benefit from occupational therapy driver assessment. Louise is motivated to progress a research agenda that advances participation and engagement with community-based occupations, including but not limited to medical fitness to drive and the influence this has on the individual's capacity to do, to be, to become and to belong.

Louise is a PhD candidate and lecturer at Griffith University where she collaboratively generates evidence and effectively translates theoretical constructs into practice. With a career spanning 30 years across public health and private sector practice settings, Louise’s clinical work has primarily involved rehabilitation focused on enabling individuals who have experienced acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury to achieve their occupational performance, engagement and participation goals as well as older persons looking to maintain their independent driver status.

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