Michaela Whiting (maternity leave)

Program Coordinator

Michaela is a registered Occupational Therapist and holds a Master of Occupational Therapy from The University of Sydney. Michaela is passionate about supporting people of all abilities to engage in activities they find meaningful.

Through her work in the Intensive Pain Program, Michaela values getting to know each participant and helping people connect or reconnect with the therapeutic potential in everyday life, meaningful vocation, or taking steps towards well-matched work. Michaela applied vocational rehabilitation concepts to her own career path, using volunteering to assess unexplored career interests, personal strengths, build skills, knowledge and most importantly, confidence before making the change.

Michaela’s occupational therapy experience includes recovery-oriented practice working with individuals and groups residing in adult inpatient mental health services, community mental health, aged care and rural multi-purpose rural health service.

Prior to training as an Occupational Therapist, Michaela completed a Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology, Sydney and worked in various human resource management roles across the insurance and financial services, education and resources sectors in Sydney, Singapore, and Papua New Guinea, where she even tried her hand at FIFO work.