DRIVING WELL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TEAM
Director and Occupational Therapy Driver Assessor
Jenny Gribbin is the Director and Principle Occupational Therapist of Driving Well Occupational Therapy. She graduated as an Occupational Therapist from the University of Queensland in 2005 and completed post-graduate training in Driving Assessments at the University of Sydney in 2012.
After starting her family, Jenny was continually drawn to driving assessments. She is passionate about helping people to be safe and independent, so she founded Driving Well Occupational Therapy in late 2016.
Jenny is a full member of Occupational Therapy Australia and is the Convenor of the QLD Driving Special Interest Group.
Jenny has worked in many settings, including:
- driving assessments
- community and aged care
- hand therapy
- acute general medical, neurology and orthopaedics
- general medical, neurological and orthopaedic rehabilitation
- spinal cord injuries
- work rehabilitation
- Customer Advisor for WorkCover QLD
Jenny has also gained qualifications to complete Heavy Vehicle driving assessments (trucks, buses, motorbikes, forklifts) and holds her own Heavy Rigid truck licence.
What this means for you is that Jenny can work with a wide range of clients and client needs, from work-related hand and orthopaedic injuries, to stroke survivors, to older clients with cognitive decline and dementia.
At Driving Well we will do whatever we can to keep you, your loved one, your patient, or your claims customer, safe and well on (or off) the road.
Conferences, Presentations and Training
Jenny is highly sought after to present on the role of OT Driver Assessors and driving:
Facilitating panel "Navigating Vehicle Modifications applications in the NDIA" at National OT Exchange conference, September 2020
Delivered presentation "Assessing insight into driving performance" - OT Exchange conference, September 2020
Invited speaker for the QLD Medicolegal Society conference "Driving Me Crazy", August 2019
QEII Hospital Occupational Therapy Department, June 2019
University of Queensland fourth year students, October 2018 and 2017
Ekco Hand Therapy team, October 2018
Redlands Palliative Care team, May 2018
Jenny collaborated with Dr Miriam Monahan (US based OT Driver Assessor, Lecturer and Researcher) to deliver workshops:
three workshops for OT Driver Assessors on Autism and Driving (70 OT driver assessors and driving instructors)
vision and driving
webinars for non-driver Trained OTs on readiness for driving
Jenny has been an Organising Committee Member for several conferences for OT Australia:
Organising committee member of National OT Exchange conference, September 2020 - driving representative
QLD OT Driver Assessor workshop, May 2019
QLD OT Driver Assessor workshop, August 2017
Jenny is passionate about ongoing training and development and has attended the following training events:
OT Australia OT Exchange Conference (Virtual Conference, September 2020)
Mobility Engineering Assistive Transport Conference (Sydney 2018, Melbourne 2019)
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Prescription Course (Sydney 2019)
OT Australia National Conference (Sydney 2019)
QLD OT Driver Assessor workshops (Brisbane 2017 and 2019)
Heavy Vehicle assessment qualification (Sydney 2018)
National OT Driving Forum (Sydney 2016)
Zeta Griffiths is our Practice Manager and provides our "front of house" customer support. Zeta comes from a Medical Reception and Disability Support Work background, and as a mother of five, handles all our customer and referrer enquiries with compassion and skill.
Zeta looks after customer inquiries, driving assessment and vehicle modifications appointment bookings, service agreements and service bookings for NDIS clients, and credit card payments for private clients.
Occupational Therapy Driver Assessor
Alicia Parry is an Occupational Therapist who has joined Driving Well Occupational Therapy in January 2020.
She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010 and gained experience working with adults and children in community and disability settings. Alicia gained significant experience working with Assistive Technology in her role at Lifetec. She gained her post-graduate qualification as an OT Driver Assessor in 2017.
Alicia is passionate about the clinical area of driving assessment, driving rehabilitation and vehicle modification, and she is very excited about working with clients to help them with their goals of driving and community access.