Our Team

We are proud to introduce our team of experienced professionals from various fields, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, psychology, speech pathology, behavioural support, and allied health assistance.

Together, our team will work with you to understand your needs and customise therapy program that addresses your individual goals. Our aim is to provide you with the most effective and personalised care possible.

Picture of Alison, Team Leader for Royal Rehab LifeWorks Brisbane.

Alison Blyth

Team Leader / Senior Occupational Therapist

Ali is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist with 18 years of diverse clinical expertise in the community, disability, and sub-acute rehabilitation space.

Anna Opertowski-Marshall

Speech Pathologist

Anna is passionate about assisting clients with dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) and developing communication methods.

Brooke Thorsen

Senior Occupational Therapist

Brooke graduated with first class honors from the University of Queensland in 2017.  She has a passion for working with individuals with complex physical and neurological presentations.

Daniel Yang

Behaviour Support Practitioner

Coming soon!

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David Muller

Clinical Lead Speech Pathology

David is an experienced Speech Pathologist with a mixed background working in community, hospital, nursing homes, and specialised clinics.

Fiona Peter

Speech Pathologist

By choosing Fiona as your dedicated speech pathologist, you can trust that she possesses the knowledge, skills, and empathy necessary to address your specific communication needs.

Jaye Melville

Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

Jaye's particular passion lies in working with young males and adults who have experienced trauma and may be at risk of or have had extensive involvement with the justice system.

Katrina Dowd

Allied Health Assistant

Coming soon!

Lauren Maloney

Senior Occupational Therapist

Coming soon!

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Lauryn Gaunt

Allied Health Assistant

Coming soon!

Nowar Islam

Occupational Therapist

Nowar is passionate about helping people improve their overall wellbeing and has a particular interest in disability assessment and capacity building therapy.

Prasanna Hettiarachchige

National Business Development Manager

Coming soon

Sarah Willoughby

Clinical Lead- Behaviour Support

Sarah uses her comprehensive skill set to make a positive impact in the lives of those she supports.

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Ysabelle Quail

Administration Officer

Coming soon!

Zoe Samuels

Senior Occupational Therapist

Zoe finds immense satisfaction in working with the community, supporting individuals to meaningfully engage in their lives.

Ready to get started on your Royal Rehab LifeWorks journey?

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