Eliza Huppatz

Eliza Huppatz

Lecturer, Occupational Therapy

School of Allied Health Science and Practice

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Eliza completed her Occupational Therapy degree at the University of South Australia in 2011, before going on to complete a Master of Public Health with Flinders University. Eliza's clinical experience includes primary health care, community development and paediatrics. Eliza has spent much of her career centering her work on the ethos that every person and community has a unique set of skills, knowledge, connections and potential that is the anchor point for development.

Starting her career in higher education in the remote Kimberley region, Eliza is passionate about bringing occupation to the front and centre of student's learning experiences.

Huppatz, E., Lunnay, B., Foley, K., Miller, E., Warin, M., Wilson, C., Olver, I. & Ward, P. (2021). Adaptive capacity and biographical reinvention: A qualitative study of resilience among women in midlife before and during COVID-19, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Book Chapter:

Ward, P., Lunnay, B., Foley, K., Meyer, S., Thomas, J., Huppatz, E., Olver, I. & Miller, E. (in press). Uncertainty, fear and control during COVID-19… or … making a safe boat to survive rough seas: the lived experience of women in South Australia during early COVID-19 lockdowns. In Brown, P. & Zinn, J. (Eds.), COVID-19 across 6 continents – Social Challenges, Responses and Consequences, London: Palgrave.

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  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 - 2021 Flinders University Australia Master of Public Health
    2008 - 2011 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Applied Science OT
  • Position: Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
  • Phone: 83133663
  • Email: eliza.huppatz@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering Maths Science, floor 4
  • Room: EM406
  • Org Unit: School of Allied Health Science and Practice

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