Hilary studied Occupational Therapy at La Trobe University and graduated in 2008. Since that time, she has worked in a number of settings including mental health, general medical inpatient wards, occupational rehabilitation and also working on programs to support individuals, families and communities to psychosocially prepare for and recover from emergencies.
Hilary has worked with children and young people in a range of ways. She has spent time working as a youth worker running youth groups. She also volunteered in the Philippines at a camp for children who were blind. During her Occupational Therapy studies, she undertook a major project to develop an evidence based plan and proposal for a community sensory garden for children with Autism. Hilary loves working with children and their families to develop meaningful goals, and supporting children to reach their potential.
In her spare time, Hilary loves to spend time with her husband and children. She enjoys cooking and running. She recently took her kids on their first camping trip – it was so much fun there will be many more to come!