Carlie is an occupational therapist with more than 20 years’ clinical experience having graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2000.
She began her career by gaining Basic Grade experience in the UK, working in a variety of settings across mental health and physical health services, before leaving the UK to gain international experience.
Carlie worked in Australia and New Zealand across a variety of clinical specialities including acute and forensic mental health, in-patient and community rehabilitation (neuro and older adult) and older adult psychiatric services.
During her career, Carlie has developed a special interest in the role of occupational therapy for those with cognitive impairment. She has more than 18 years’ experience of working with people experiencing cognitive change due to brain injury, neurological conditions and dementia.
In 2016 Carlie completed a Master of Occupational Therapy Degree which focused on an occupational therapist’s understanding of autonomy for people with dementia when making placement decisions. She received the Linda Robertson Award of Excellence for her work.
Having worked in both consultancy roles and as part of national groups, Carlie is focused on improving the quality of healthcare in New Zealand for people with dementia. She is dedicated to on-going education and professional development and has written a number of publications.
Carlie has worked in private practice in the UK since 2017 and she is very excited to have joined Psychiatry-UK in 2021 to work alongside Dr Liana Borza in the Memory Loss Service.