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Sue McCabe

Occupational Therapist, Western Australia

Sue McCabe, OT, Master of Clinical Science, School of Occupational Therapy, Curtin University, Australia, has over 30 years clinical experience as an occupational therapist, working with people of all ages with neurodevelopmental disorders. Sue developed and is part of the multidisciplinary ‘Sleep Solutions’ team, providing intervention for sleep to people of all ages and with varied diagnoses of disability and chronic health conditions. Sue focuses on practical and contextual strategies for sleep intervention, underpinned by the broad science around sleep (the biological, environmental and social factors affecting sleep) within Occupational Performance and MPT (Matching Person and Technology) frameworks. Sue was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2006, and in 2007 travelled to the UK and Canada to learn more about sleep for people with disabilities, and their families. She has presented posters, papers and workshops at Western Australian, Australian and International sleep, and allied health/therapy meetings and conferences. She is currently enrolled in PhD study, looking at the management of body temperature during sleep and impact on the sleep and daytime function of children with cerebral palsy and their caregivers.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.