Meet your
Team

Meet your Team

Jane Galvin,

Principal Occupational Therapist

Jane is an experienced occupational therapist who has particular expertise supporting children with neurological disabilities such as cerebral palsy and acquired brain injury. Jane enjoys working with children at home, at school, or in the community, and is focused on providing evidence-based therapy, to support children and young people to participate in self-care, play and work/ school-based activities.

Since the commencement of NDIS, Jane has also developed expertise in supporting people to transition to independent living, through supporting assessment of eligibility for SDA or other housing options.

Jane has worked in the U.S, the U.K and at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne for over 20 years before switching to private practice in 2017.

Emma Parfitt,

Occupational Therapist

After graduating as an occupational therapist from University of South Australia, Emma moved to the UK to embark on her career. Since then she has worked for over 20 years in the public health services in the UK, Tasmania and Melbourne, providing high level rehabilitation and acute services.

Emma is dedicated to supporting children develop their skills and abilities through a strengths-based approach and is known for her committed and caring approach to those she works with. She values connections between the children and families she works with, and enjoys exploring fun, creative ways to support development and learning of new skills.

Emma loves spending time with her family and being outdoors – walking up mountains and trying to stay fit as well as a passion for travel and exploring new parts of the world.

Rohan Murfitt

Just over 2 years ago, Rohan joined the practice as an intern and is now in his final year at LaTrobe University studying Occupational Therapy.

At Participate OT, Rohan has worked across a broad range of needs and is hoping to specialise in Pediatrics where early interventions can have such amazing outcome on people’s futures but also in mental health wellbeing and support.

Currently Rohan assists clients their participation in sport and social activities, and disability support, where he focuses on cooking skills, preparing meals and increased independence. He is passionate about helping people and is excited to graduate!

Jane Galvin
Jane GalvinPrincipal Occupational Therapist
Jane is an experienced occupational therapist who has particular expertise supporting children with neurological disabilities such as cerebral palsy and acquired brain injury. Jane enjoys working with children at home, at school, or in the community, and is focused on providing evidence-based therapy, to support children and young people to participate in self-care, play and work/ school-based activities.

Since the commencement of NDIS, Jane has also developed expertise in supporting people to transition to independent living, through supporting assessment of eligibility for SDA or other housing options.

Jane has worked in the U.S, the U.K and at The Royal Children’s Hospital in
Melbourne for over 20 years before switching to private practice in 2017.

Kim Arnott
Kim ArnottOccupational Therapist
Kim is an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist with extensive experience working with babies, young children, and teenagers with varying needs and goals. After graduating with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) from La Trobe University in 2011, Kim worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS).

Kim currently works in the RCH Complex Care division and Hospital in the Home services, where she supports families of children with significant care needs as they transition back home from hospital delivers goal-directed blocks of therapy to children at home following surgery or a new diagnosis.

Kim is skilled in delivering bimanual upper limb therapy, prescribing a variety of assistive technology, implementing developmental care plans, and utilising play and sensory-based approaches to achieve successful outcomes and she is a highly
valued member of the team.

Emma Parfitt
Emma ParfittOccupational Therapist
After graduating as an occupational therapist from University of South Australia, Emma moved to the UK to embark on her career. Since then she has worked for over 20 years in the public health services in the UK, Tasmania and Melbourne, providing high level rehabilitation and acute services.

Emma is dedicated to supporting children develop their skills and abilities through a strengths-based approach and is known for her committed and caring approach to those she works with. She values connections between the children and families she works with, and enjoys exploring fun, creative ways to support development and learning of new skills.

Emma loves spending time with her family and being outdoors – walking up mountains and trying to stay fit as well as a passion for travel and exploring new parts of the world.

Rohan Murfitt
Rohan Murfitt
Just over 2 years ago, Rohan joined the practice as an intern and is now in his
final year at LaTrobe University studying Occupational Therapy.

At ParticipateOT, Rohan has worked across a broad range of needs and is hoping
to specialise in Pediatrics where early interventions can have such amazing outcome
on people’s futures but also in mental health wellbeing and support.

Currently Rohan assists clients their participation in sport and social activities,
and disability support, where he focuses on cooking skills, preparing meals and
increased independence. He is passionate about helping people and is excited
to graduate!

Contact Participate OT today.