Mary Harris


Mary is a Return to Work specialist.  Although she has the credentials, a Masters degree in Vocational Rehabilitation and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), it is her wide ranging experience that has provided her with a unique understanding of the challenges and complex interactions that can lead to - or impede- a successful return to work.

It is Mary's conviction that a return to work benefits not only the employee and their family, but it also serves their communities and society as well.

Articles by ‘Mary Harris’
Attitudes can be the biggest disabilities

When it comes to returning people back to work, it's not just important to discuss the RTW process or procedures.

The forest for the trees

Identify the variables of chronic pain to achieve holistic return to work

Troubled employees

Some Dos and Don'ts for dealing with troubled employees.

Returning to hard work

Genius, they say, is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration. This case study looks at how four people's creativity and perseverance allows for a return to heavy physical work.

Impatient with patients on modified duties

After foot surgery, rehab professional Mary Harris gains first hand insight into how co-workers can quickly become impatient when a colleague returns to work on modified duties.

HR and RTW

HR and RTW are together as often as peas and carrots. Is it a match made in heaven or an organisational disaster?

Y'all come back now, y'hear?

Whether you're in OZ or the good ol' US of A, RTW is all about the love...