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. Marie’s role has included piloting a USC based inter-professional student resourced clinic for clients with chronic neurological conditions, managing the USC Moving Feast Community Garden, and co-facilitation of the marketing and engagement team for the OT discipline.
Marie has worked as an occupational therapist 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. Marie is passionate about student learning and fostering student skills and knowledge in their chosen profession which prompted her career move into teaching. She relishes her teaching roles both in New Zealand and her current position as clinical trainer in the undergraduate occupational therapy program.