The who’s who of Return to Work Matters.
Return To Work Matters is the professional resource for Return To Work Professionals. Our publication delivers tools, practical resources and interventions that are derived from evidence based research. Our team can and does give advice to members and we research problems at the request of members.
Return To Work Matters is directed by individuals who have for decades been in leadership roles in Occupational Medicine, return to work facilitation, policy development and professional network support.
Editorial and Management
Mary is a specialist occupational physician. Her experience, and understanding of research, has led her to recognise how people’s beliefs, workplace attitudes and the way the compensation systems deal with workers, are important factors in return to work.
Mary is passionate about promoting better care of employees with occupational health issues by making available access to the latest research on the subject.
Mary has been involved with many activities in the field, including research, teaching, doctoring, mediating, and working to get research evidence translated into practice.
Cheryl has been General Manager of Return to Work Matters since its inception. Cheryl is responsible for administration and customer service. If you’re not sure who to contact with regards to RTW Matters, then Cheryl is your first port of call. She knows the ins-and-outs of this ever expanding project of ours. If she can’t help you, she’ll certainly point you in the direction of someone who can!
Freelance and Past Contributors
One of our most popular contributors, Gabrielle has used her writing talents to develop easy to read content. Her articles are clear, practical and full of creative flair, providing an easily digestible and enjoyable way to keep best practices front of mind.
Anna worked closely with Mary Wyatt to provide useful case studies and tips from experts in the field. Many of her articles are based on interviews and developments in the return-to-work field. Anna writes on a freelance basis for newspapers and magazines.
Tom bring us Return to Work Matters articles ranging from disease fact sheets and illness treatment plans, to guides for return-to-work coordinators and information for injured workers.
Robert has a broad background in workers compensation. Hailing from the US, Rob was involved with scheme development through his role as a lawyer. He has a passion for the successful development and implementation of innovative strategic and tactical solutions and has been involved in the development of legal, regulatory and legislative frameworks in multiple jurisdictions. His past engagements include the director of stakeholder collaboration at the Industry Engagement Centre for Personal Injury at Deakin University.
Working with Agents, Self-Insurers, Employers and Consultants for almost 30 years; Lori Boys focus and passion has been about embedding a safety first culture, instilling the Three R’s, Remain at Work, Recover at Work, Return to Work and de-stigmatising workers compensation in the teams and organisations she works for.
Carolyn has spent over 20 years working in personal injury management in corporate and government roles. She has extensive experience as a senior manager, building and developing teams. As the Director of Success in Life, she works with individuals and organisations developing their ability to influence through leadership, service & strategic thinking approaches.
Stefanie looks at every imaginable aspect of return to work. Her articles explore workers’ compensation in-depth, covering the latest research and policy. With a background in law and journalism, she is particularly interested in how laws impact on people’s everyday lives.
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Practically-minded and with an academic background in legal practice, Scott’s important contributions, include the ‘Consider the Alternative’ series on the use of dispute resolution in the context of workers compensation disputes around Australia, and informative articles on job burnout and employee engagement.
Has 30 years experience developing and leading non profit organisations in the arts sector. He has written arts policy for the Labor, Liberal and National Parties (fortunately not at the same time). Robert’s focus is the principles underlying return to work.
Although Sean was a short term contributor to Return to Work Matters, his innate understanding of public policy and contemporary political developments saw him add a wealth of information on policy and legislation to the site. His in-depth jurisdictional comparison series on return to work support is a worthwhile and insightful read.
Completing his Honours thesis in Political Science at Monash University, Sean is a freelance writer who excels at in-depth features, reviews and interviews. His focus is on highlighting areas of poor policy, seeking to assist society’s most marginalised members.
Website development and management
Senior Web Developer
Unni, our senior web developer is responsible for the development and maintenance of the RTW Matters website. Unni has 15 years of programming experience in PHP/MySQL/AJAX/MVC, ASP.NET/SQL Server.
A great problem solver, Unni takes our sometimes not-so-technically-minded ideas and turns them into reality. If it can be done, Unni will find a way. If you are having any difficulties using the site at all, and Cheryl can’t assist you, then patient Unni will help iron out any kinks for you.