Occupational therapy in cancer care: exploring practice, professional development and career pathways in Australia

Amy Wallis, Andrew Smith

Edith Cowan University (Academic) and Central Queensland University (PhD Candidate)

Amy Wallis is an occupational therapist with over sixteen years’ experience in both private practice, corporate health and higher education. Amy worked as a junior and senior therapist in neuromuscular care, chronic conditions management and pain management. Amy has also manage and co-owned occupational therapy private practices within these areas of care .She’s currently employed as a Lecturer at Edith Cowan University (Perth), teaching in physical rehabilitation, acute and chronic conditions and palliative care. Amy is also a PhD candidate at Central Queensland University.  Amy’s research interests include cancer survivorship, palliative care and chronic pain.