Marie Bridgman is a clinical trainer in the occupational therapy discipline. Her current role includes supervising and supporting undergraduate occupational therapy students who are placed in clinical settings using alternate models of supervision. Various aspects of the role are liaising and negotiating with key stakeholders and local clinicians. More recently, Mrs Bridgman in conjunction with exercise physiology has set up a USC based inter-professional student led clinic for clients with chronic neurological conditions. Other aspects of her role include co-project manager for the USC Moving Feast Community Garden and co-facilitation of the marketing and engagement team for the OT discipline.
Mrs Bridgman has worked as an occupational therapist for the past 14 years both in New Zealand and Australia. Her scope of practice includes; rehabilitation both inpatient and community for various adult populations. Her area of expertise is working alongside clients who have experienced brain injury and assisting them to achieve their goals. Mrs Bridgman is passionate about student learning and fostering student skills and knowledge in their chosen profession which prompted her career move into teaching. She has relished teaching roles both in New Zealand and her current position as clinical trainer at USC undergraduate occupational therapy program.