Division of Health Sciences Alumni



Tim BassTim Bass

Director/Principal Physiotherapist, myPhysioSA
Mount Barker

Bachelor of Physiotherapy 

Tim Bass is founding director of a successful Adelaide physiotherapy practice, Medical Director for Hockey SA, and consultant physiotherapist to the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) and the North Adelaide Football Club (SANFL).

Tim established myPhysioSA in March 2003 with a clinic in North Adelaide. The practice expanded with the establishment of the Hills Integrated Pain Service in Mount Barker and there are now ten physiotherapists involved.

After completing his undergraduate physiotherapy degree at the University of South Australia in 2001, Tim worked briefly in the public system then switched to private practice, working as a physiotherapist in Adelaide and later in Wellington, New Zealand. He then completed a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at Latrobe University to qualify as an APA Sports Physiotherapist.

"The undergraduate degree at University of South Australia gave me the foundation in physiotherapy that allowed me to further my clinical skills and to start my own business. It also motivated me to become involved in sports physiotherapy and elite sports."

"My career highlights are being involved with National Junior Hockey teams who have won various trophies in the past five years. I also won a prestigious postgraduate award for health sciences at Latrobe University in the final year of my Masters degree."


Clare HockingProfessor Clare Hocking

Professor of Occupational Therapy
Auckland University of Technology

Master of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)

Professor Clare Hocking graduated from the University of South Australia with a Master of Health Science (Occupational Therapy) and enrolled in a PhD program
at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), graduating in 2004.

“My UniSA Masters was my introduction to occupational science. What I learned, and more importantly, the guidance I received from the lecturer, Ann Wilcock, has framed all my professional activities from that point. Most influential was being appointed editor of the journal she established at UniSA, the Journal of Occupational Science. Being editor has opened doors to meeting people I would not have met as just a lecturer in occupational therapy from New Zealand.”

"My promotion to Professor was a career highlight, but more significant are the contributions I have made to helping my academic colleagues achieve higher qualifications and co-authoring the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Minimum Standards for the Education of Occupational Therapists, which sets the standard for every occupational therapy curriculum internationally."

She co-edited, with Professor Gail Whiteford of Macquarie University, a comprehensive resource for occupational therapists, occupational scientists, students and researchers:  Occupational Science: Society, Inclusion, Participation (Wiley, 2012).


Katrina Webb OAMKatrina Webb-Denis OAM

Director, Silver 2 Gold Innovative Training Solutions

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Katrina Webb-Denis OAM is well recognised for her unique athleticism and outstanding success as a Paralympic athlete, winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals across three Paralympic Games.

However, it is her success off the track as a professional speaker, organisational consultant and business entrepreneur that is currently generating a great deal of attention.

In 2000, Katrina was honoured to be the first torch bearer to enter the Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Paralympic Games. In 2006, she was selected to address the United Nations in New York on behalf of the International Paralympic Committee. This year she has been selected as one of only two people worldwide to represent the Paralympic Committee during the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

Off the track, Katrina is the Director of her own business, Silver 2 Gold Innovative Training Solutions. As a person that knows how to achieve gold medal results more than once, her business specializes in 'Turning Silver to Gold' and improving the performance and health of organisations.

A graduate of UniSA in 2000, with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Katrina remains a qualified physiotherapist, is a wife and mother of two young boys and commits countless hours as an Ambassador and Board member for a number of charities.


Gail WhitefordProfessor Gail Whiteford

Pro-Vice Chancellor (Social Inclusion)
Macquarie University

PhD Health Sciences (Occupational Therapy)

Professor Gail Whiteford is Pro-Vice Chancellor (Social Inclusion) at Macquarie University and she has received international recognition for her work on social inclusion projects around the world.

After completing her Masters and PhD in Occupational Therapy at the University of South Australia in 1999, Gail pursued an academic research career, later gaining senior management and international experience.

Gail is well known in her home discipline of occupational therapy, with several edited books and numerous publications focused on occupational deprivation and its impacts.

She co-edited, with Professor Clare Hocking of Auckland University, a comprehensive resource for occupational therapists, occupational scientists, students and researchers:  Occupational Science: Society, Inclusion, Participation (Wiley, 2012).

Her position of Pro-Vice Chancellor (Social Inclusion) at Macquarie University includes responsibility for the Participation and Community Engagement Project, Equity and Diversity, and Indigenous Engagement (outreach, education and employment).

Career highlights include working to make a difference in some very disadvantaged communities, including in South Africa and Vietnam. She recently worked on two European Commission social inclusion projects involving street children in Turkey and people with disabilities in Bulgaria. 

In 2009 Gail received a Canadian award for meritorious service for her contribution to social cohesion.

Gail is a sought after speaker, having given keynote and invited presentations in Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, France, New Zealand, the UK and South Africa.



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