Emma grew up in Perth, and graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2020. She commenced work in the community disability sector and immediately fell in love with working in clients natural environments. In 2021 Emma was introduced to Positive Behaviour Support and felt this combined all her favourite parts of OT – working with the client and their system to consider the bigger picture about how to support the person to have a good quality of life. She has been working full-time in the PBS space since mid-2022 and joined the Calm and Connected PBS team in 2023. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, reading and crocheting blankets.
Emma believes in working alongside clients and their support systems to develop a culture of curiosity and compassion. She will work holistically within the system to develop a better understanding of the persons needs across all contexts. She aims to coach the client and their support people to develop strategies to meet these needs and keep everyone physically and psychologically safe. She believes a person has a good quality of life when their human rights are upheld and their needs for autonomy, communication, connection and feeling good in their body are met.
Emma has a special interest in teenagers and young adults. She loves working alongside this age-group as they discover who they are as an individual, whilst also supporting their families and support systems with this transition.