Shona completed her Diploma in Occupational Therapy in Wellington in 1990. After working in stroke rehabilitation and elderly care in New Zealand she moved to the UK where she worked as a research occupational therapist on the South London Community Stroke Project and completed her Master of Science in Neuro rehabilitation at Brunel University.
Following this Shona continued her interest in community based rehabilitation in the UK and NZ primarily working with people with traumatic brain injury, spinal injury and stroke.
She then moved to Australia where she practiced as a rehabilitation consultation in vocational rehabilitation, assisting people to return to work following serious injury or illness. She continued in this field following her return to NZ. Shona is a very experienced occupational therapist who is passionate about assisting people to engage in meaningful activities.
Outside of work, Shona’s other ‘occupations’ include spending time with her children, family and friends, lifestyle blocking, running and travel photography.