The Directors

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Mike Killington

BAppScOT
Occupational Therapist | Director

Mike is an occupational therapist who brings with him highly developed clinical skills in the areas of ageing, complex case management, physical disability, neurological intervention, injury management, manual handling consultancy and palliative care. Mike has an interest in the development of emerging and established clinicians through the development and delivery of a wide range of clinical education materials. He has a strong relationship with the student unit of the University of South Australia’s school of Occupational Therapy, having been a clinical educator for many final year OT students. Mike has extensive experience delivering Aboriginal health services in the primary care setting.

During his previous role with a leading community ageing service provider, he was a member of the occupational therapy clinical leadership group and was responsible for the development of best practice guidelines, clinical frameworks and clinical competencies measures for a group of over 60 occupational therapists. In more recent years Mike has been the manager of clinical services for a multidisciplinary team in a private practice setting.

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Dr Mark Q Thompson

BAppScOT, MPH, PhD
Occupational Therapist | Director

Mark is an occupational therapist with extensive experience and highly developed skills in ageing, rehabilitation, equipment, home modifications, and palliative care. Mark has successfully demonstrated his ability to manage a large multidisciplinary allied health team in his former role as a senior allied health manager with a major community ageing and rehabilitation service. He played a major role in contributing to organisational policy and procedure, clinical practice standards, developing and delivering clinical education, auditing and maintaining compliance with quality standards, and achieving the unit’s outcomes within budget requirements.

Mark has a strong focus on the development and implementation of evidence informed practice. This can be seen in his commitment to continuous education, holding a Master of Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy. His research is focused on frailty in older adults, identification of risk factors, and strategies of reduction of risk. Mark is a Research Fellow with the University of Adelaide’s Centre of Research Excellence: Frailty and Healthy Ageing.

http://www.basilhetzelinstitute.com.au/profile/mark-q-thompson/
CRE Frailty and Health Ageing: https://health.adelaide.edu.au/cre-frailty/about/
Mark’s publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7kBuCNkAAAAJ&hl=en