Heather Scott

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Heather Scott


Teaching areas

  • OCC102 Participation in Occupation
  • OCC321 Psychosocial Aspects of Occupational Therapy
  • OCC311 Enabling Occupation: The Adult

Research areas

  • Aquatic-based exercise
  • Sexuality and Disability


Heather Scott joined the University of the Sunshine Coast as a Sessional Lecturer in 2012. She has been a registered occupational therapist and lecturer for over a decade with experience in both Canada and Australia. She received her B.A (Psych) from the University of Manitoba and an MScOT from the University of Alberta, Canada where she taught and worked clinically. She is currently completing a PhD from the University of the Sunshine Coast with research focusing on the effect of aquatic-based exercise on the psychosocial wellness of different clinical populations. As a clinician, she has worked successfully with several different populations and varying ages of clients. As an educator, she has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has been involved in curriculum development, research and program coordination.

Her research interests relate to physical and psychosocial wellness, aquatic-based exercise, education and communication.

Heather Scott is involved in USC’s research cluster the Cluster for Health Improvement.

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