Motivation Australia’s Clinical Technical Reference Group (CTRG) is a group of medical, allied health and industry professionals who support the work of our organisation by providing expert advice across a range of topics, such as: mobility device service provision; mobility device design; seating and postural support; prosthetics and orthotics provision; spinal cord injury management and; child development.

For more information, or if you are interested in being involved in the CTRG please contact Senior Clinical Coordinator Lauren Flaherty.

Beth Sheehan

Beth Sheehan is an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) with a special interest in amputees and children with disabilities. Beth has worked in Malawi, Africa in a prosthetic and orthotic setting service. As an exercise physiologist she utilises exercise to assist in empowering people to move in a variety of ways to increase their activities of daily living,… Read more »

Dr Lisa Chaffey, CTRG member

Dr Lisa Chaffey

Lisa Chaffey is an occupational therapist, and research fellow in the Living with Disability Research Centre at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She is involved in research projects that investigate the everyday experience of people with disabilities, such as attending university. She is also involved in the evaluation of the trial sites of the National Disability… Read more »

Karen Wilson

Karen is a rehabilitation physiotherapist who has been working in rehabilitation and with amputees for the last 13 years including senior physiotherapist at the Auckland Artificial Limb Centre NZ since 2006. Karen has worked closely at the Artificial Limb Service with local Pacific Island families and has been involved with the prosthetic and rehabilitative aspects… Read more »


CTRG member Chris Dent

Chris Dent

Chris Dent has been a Physiotherapist for over ten years, specialising in Spinal Injury Management since 2011.  He currently works as the North Coast NSW Rural SCI Coordinator.  Chris has previously volunteered with Motivation in PNG in 2013, and in Samoa in 2014.


CTRG member Monique

Monique Van den Boom

Monique is a Prosthetist/Orthotist who has gained wide-ranging experience from employment in the UK and Australia over the past 13 years, as well as the volunteer Prosthetic Director with a non-profit organisation providing Prosthetic services in Haiti. Monique is also the Director of a private Prosthetic company, ProMotion Prosthetics in Melbourne.  


CTRG member Michelle

Michelle Ishack

Michelle is an Occupational Therapist who has been practicing in Montreal, Canada for more than 10 years. She has chosen to specialise in seating & mobility over the past 5 years, working with adults & seniors with neurological & musculo-skeletal disorders. Michelle has recently completed her masters in International Studies, looking to use her experience… Read more »


CTRG member Camille

Camille Mewett

Camille is a Physiotherapist currently working in early childhood intervention services in Victoria. From 2008, she spent several years in the Northern Territory working with Department of Health disability services in Darwin, and rural and remote communities in the Katherine region. Camille spent 12 months in Tonga in 2012/13 as a volunteer paediatric therapist with… Read more »


CTRG member Richard

Richard Freijah

Richard has worked in the Prosthetics and Orthotics industry in Australia for 27 years; at the Albury Repatriation Artificial Limb and Appliance Centre, Caulfield General Medical Centre and for the last 16 years at Royal Darwin Hospital.  Richard is the Manager of the Prosthetics and Orthotics Department at Royal Darwin Hospital.  He has vast experience… Read more »


CTRG member Natasha Layton

Dr Natasha Layton

Natasha Layton is an occupational therapist practicing, researching and teaching in the areas of assistive technology, disability, and outcomes. Natasha is currently a Research Fellow with the Summer Foundation (LaTrobe University), President of ARATA (Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association) and represents Australia internationally on the ISO 9999 Assistive Products Standards Working Group.


Motivation Australia Consultant Andrew Congdon

Andrew Congdon

Andrew Congdon is an Occupational Therapist who has been working in the specialist field of wheelchairs and seating since 2004. He has worked in a number of different settings including urban, rural and remote Australia with paediatric and adult clients. Andrew is currently working in the Northern Territory as the Clinical Leader for the Darwin… Read more »


Andrew Rose

Andrew is a Rehabilitation Engineer in the Assistive Technology Service of Novita Children’s Services in Adelaide, South Australia. Andrew has completed a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and MSc in Biomedical Engineering. He has developed his skills in equipment provision over 16 years of practice in the UK’s Nation Health Service, before moving to South Australia… Read more »