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Ellouise Clark

Occupational Therapist

Broome

Ellouise has a Masters of Occupational Therapy which she completed at Curtin University, graduating in 2018.

Prior to studying Occupational Therapy, Ellouise completed a Masters of Exercise Physiology at The University of Notre Dame in Fremantle and graduated in 2015. Throughout her studies and work in Perth, Broome and Cambodia she provided one on one exercise programming and delivery to individuals of all ages and with a range of diagnoses. Ellouise had a special interest in disability and completed her master’s dissertation and presented her research at the International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder in Toulouse in 2015. Her research explored the impact of an exercise intervention on self-concept and happiness in adolescents with low motor competence. It was throughout this time completing her master’s and also working in Cambodia, that she decided to pursue further study in Occupational Therapy.

Ellouise has been working at Patches Therapy as an OT since January 2019. Ellouise is based in the Broome clinic but has supported participants and travelled to various communities throughout the Kimberley region including Derby, Halls Creek and Balgo. Throughout her time at Patches she has provided evidence based and culturally appropriate services to a rural generalist caseload of all ages (3yo-63yo). Ellouise works closely with individuals, families, therapists and various stakeholders in community including teachers and support staff.

Ellouise has been the Broome Therapy Team Leader since January 2020. Within this role she supports with recruitment, onboarding and line management of therapy staff. Ellouise has created and maintained strong community stakeholder relationships throughout the Kimberley region and liaises and collaborates with families, schools, disability services, government agencies and hospitals.

Ellouise grew up and schooled in Broome. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring the Kimberley coast and taking her dog, Pippa to the beach most afternoons.