Full Committee Members

Debbie Wilson (New Zealand Chair)

BappScOT, NZROT, Training Lead, Seating To Go, New Zealand

Deb Wilson is an Occupational Therapist with over 30 years clinical experience. She is the Training Lead of Seating To Go, part of the Geneva Healthcare Group and a leading wheelchair and seating assessment, training and repair service in New Zealand.

In 2009, she helped develop the NZ Ministry of Health wheeled mobility and postural management credential for occupational therapists and physiotherapists. She is the NZ Chair for OSS and has contributed to capacity building in the Pacific Islands with Motivation Australia. Deb is currently a member of the ISWP Wheelchair Educators Package Development Group

Rachael McDonald (Australian Chair)

Associate Professor Rachael McDonald is a clinical, research and teaching Health Professional with an interest in enabling people with lifelong disabilities to participate in life situations. She has worked extensively in this field, within both children’s services and adult settings, and has worked in the area of wheelchair and seating provision and evaluation for over 20 years across the UK and Australia. She supervises research (honour’s, MSc and PhD) students specialising in the care of people with complex disability, and has published widely. She previously held a joint appointment with the Department of Occupational Therapy and the Centre for Developmental Disability Health Victoria at Monash University. Her role at CDDHV included health professional education and leading research activities, however her interest in using technology as an enabler but also as a tool for collecting objective evidence was a feature of her occupational therapy research. This interest has led to her recent appointment as the Chair of the Department of Health and Medical Science at Swinburne University of Technology, where this research is developing further and she is looking forward to more in depth applications of technology to improving the experience of people who use seating and wheelchairs.

Dr. Fiona (Fi) Graham

Dr. Fiona Graham teaches postgraduate courses in interprofessional rehabilitation with the University of Otago and supervises students through masters and PhD studies. Her research interests focus on relational interventions in rehabilitation, such as coaching; telehealth in rehabilitation and implementation of evidence-based rehabilitation.

Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown is a specialist wheelchair and seating assessor with over 20 years experience and over 3 years experience with remote consultation for complex wheelchair and seating assessment. 

Symposium Managers

We are excited to join the team and deliver OSS 2025 in Rotorua.  

Marleen Goedhart & Dean Bradley 
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