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Student Assistance Directory (Occupational Therapy) – Who Do I Contact?

Our Student Centre is the number one point of student contact.

If you have a question, check out AskUs – it’s a 24/7 online enquiry database with more than 1,000 commonly asked questions. The system has information on enrolments, applying to JCU, fees, scholarships, social events, calendars – everything!

Search the JCU Directory for current Occupational Therapy Academic Staff

Subject Enquiries
For all subject enquiries please contact your Subject Coordinator - refer to your Subject Outline for contact details or search by subject code

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
Mrs Kara Morris (Course Coordinator)
Mrs Susan Melchert (Academic Advisor)
Mrs Annika Patmore (1st Year Coordinator)
Mrs Louise Myles (2nd Year Coordinator)
Ms Elizabeth Meechan (3rd Year Coordinator - SP1)
Mrs Karen Salata (3rd Year Coordinator - SP2)
Mrs Karen Salata (4th Year Coordinator - SP1)
Ms Elizabeth Meechan (4th Year Coordinator - SP2)

Practice Education Coordinator
Mrs Karen Salata

GCert/GDip/Master of Rehabilitation
Dr Moira Smith (Course Coordinator)
Dr Daniel Lowrie (OT major Coordinator)

GDip/Master of Rural Generalist Practice
A/Prof Anne Jones (Course Coordinator)

Student Success Officers are responsible for providing personalised support across the student lifecycle to internal and external students.  If you need an answer to a question, start with us!  We can also refer you to the variety of services available to students at JCU.

The Learning Advisors can help you to:

  • Plan your study time
  • Learn stress management strategies
  • Understand your subject outline
  • Understand your assignment requirements
  • Plan and structure an assignment
  • Develop academic reading and research skills
  • Work with you on your writing and building arguments
  • Give you feedback on your first assignments before you submit them
  • Develop numeracy skills (maths and statistics)
  • Prepare for exams
  • Understand your lecturer and tutor expectations and feedback

You can connect with JCU's Current Students Team to talk about matters like:

  • Course and subject details, including entry requirements
  • Important dates and academic calendars
  • Subject selection and class registrations
  • Fees, financial support and scholarships
  • Student ID, access and transport concession cards
  • Student and university policies
  • Credits for previous study
  • Assessment methods and results
  • Academic records and completion letters
  • Graduations

We can also help you access other JCU services that offer mentoring, counselling, academic support, health and wellbeing support, student activities, learning resources, legal advice or childcare.

The Occupational Therapy  Guide: Getting Started will help you find the information you need to complete your assignments and research for OT topics, and contact details for your OT Liaison Librarians.

Student Advocacy and Welfare Officers can help with information, advocacy and referral on a range of student support issues. They also help with academic support issues including exams and assessment, appeals, interpreting University policies and procedures, and academic misconduct.

Occupational Therapy Student Resources

  • Special Consideration Applications (Assessment Extension, Assessment Reschedule, Missed Class Notification, Notification of Special Circumstances Affecting Assessment; Formal Examination Deferral, Notification of Special Circumstances Affecting Formal Exam)