Occupation Matters is a growing private therapy practice founded by Miranda Bruyn in 2018 in Melbourne, delivering specialised functional assessments and medicolegal reports for the insurance, healthcare and NDIS systems.
Miranda graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) from Curtin University, Western Australia.
Miranda has worked extensively across Australia in occupational therapy and occupational rehabilitation settings. She has worked directly with employers, as well as in private practice, hospitals and community health settings.
She has provided occupational therapy and rehabilitation services 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 privately paying clients or employers.
Miranda has also had experience working for the Australian Public Services and within the Corporate sector. 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.
This has enabled her to really understand the occupation of “work” for Australians: she knows what working with a disability really looks like, why good work is great for your health, and how to transition back to work with chronic medical conditions or disability.
Miranda brings a high standard of empathy, person-centred practice, effective communication, and best-practice clinical reasoning. Her personable, objective and practical approach addresses both the barriers and enablers that support successful life and work transition outcomes.