Professional Background

Occupation Matters is a growing private therapy practice founded by Miranda Bruyn. Miranda is a qualified Occupational Therapist who graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia.

After more than 25 years practice in Tasmania, NSW, ACT and Victoria, Miranda brings an innovative and client-centred approach to supporting occupational engagement for people with injuries, illness or disabilities.

Miranda has worked extensively in occupational rehabilitation settings, workplaces, hospitals and community health settings.  She has provided services under the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act to Commonwealth agencies, Workers Compensation insurance schemes (VIC, NSW, ACT, NT), Self-Insurers (such as Telstra), Life Insurance schemes, CTP Insurers as well as direct services to individuals under NDIS, DVA, and for medico legal providers.

Miranda’s experience within local and federal government agencies, small and large business have enabled her to understand the occupation of “work” within Australia, the health benefits of good work, and how to transition back to work following injury or illness.

She has had direct responsibility for transformative workplace health and rehabilitation programs; measured the return on investment of health and medical research funding; and, managed relationships for delivery of large scale telephone, online and face to face medical services.

Miranda brings a high standard of empathy, person-centred practice, communication, and evidence basis. Her personable, objective and practical approach addresses both the barriers and enablers to support successful life and work transition outcomes.