Talia is a current occupational therapy student at the Australian Catholic University. Before beginning her studies as an OT, Talia achieved an Undergraduate Degree in Science (Cognitive and Brain Science) at Macquarie University and a Graduate Certificate in Science (Neuroscience) from the University of New England. Talia’s passion for understanding the brain and experiences within the qualifications guided her towards becoming an OT. It presented a field where she could integrate her knowledge of neuroscience with her love of helping and working directly with people.
Before commencing at OTHC, Talia has had previous experience as a support worker, participating in Sense Rugby and several community outreach programs. She was also fortunate enough to spend time working with Royal Far West, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) and Cochlear’s Global HQ. Here she was able to gain hands-on experience in therapeutic interventions and scientific studies.
Outside of OT, Talia has a keen interest in animals, previously working as a veterinary nurse for several years and in the marine department at Taronga Zoo. She also enjoys sport, reading, listening to podcasts and spending time with her dog.