Teresa Quinlan   BOccThy

Clinic Manager 

Teresa has 30 years’ experience.  She has worked as a Clinical Educator/Clinic Manager in the Occupational Therapy Life Skills Clinic since 2006. Teresa earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1987 from Towson University in the United States. She has worked for several years overseas in Bermuda and the Middle East (Doha, Qatar) with both paediatric and adult populations. In 2012 and 2014 she travelled to Vietnam, leading an Interprofessional team to provide therapy services to rural areas with fourth year OT, Physio and Speech students. She has extensive paediatric experience and has worked for many years with local Indigenous schools and communities developing interprofessional clinical education clinics.   



Jodie Copley   PhD, BOccThy (Hons)

Clinical Educator

Jodie has 25 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist working in Australia and Canada. She has been employed at The University of Queensland for 16 years in both the Children’s Life Skills Clinic and the Upper Limb Hypertonicity Clinic. Jodie specialises in providing occupational therapy for children with learning difficulties and assisting people who have difficulty using their arms and hands due to stroke, brain injury or cerebral palsy. She regularly provides education to qualified occupational therapists in her areas of expertise and is also a lecturer and researcher at UQ.


Maree Maloney

Clinical Educator

Maree has been an Occupational Therapist since 1987 and a Clinical Educator at the Occupational Therapy Life Skills Clinic since 2007.  Maree has had extensive experience working with children and their families in Queensland, New South Wales and overseas in London.  She has worked as a private practitioner and for a range of paediatric services in the community and has particular expertise in working with children with cerebral palsy, physical impairment, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and other complex needs. Maree has worked for more than 10 years delivering our SPOT (Speech and OT) programs. She enjoys working with parents and schools to achieve the best outcomes for children’s participation at home and in the classroom. Maree has a special interest in Inter-professional Education and Intercultural Placements.  She has been a team leader and supervisor in the Vietnam Inter-professional Intercultural placements over the last three years for therapy students in OT, PT and SLP.


Anne Geddes

Clinical Educator

Anne Geddes is a Clinical Educator in the Occupational Therapy Life Skills Clinic where she has been working since 2014.  She qualified as an occupational therapist in London in 1971 and has had extensive paediatric experience working as an OT in Africa, Asia, UQ and Australia.  Anne has recently worked with an interprofessional student team delivering therapy services in East Timor.  She enjoys working with children in schools and collaborating with teachers for effective student outcomes.  She runs regular workshops for teachers on a variety of OT topics.