Tina Caruso

Ms Tina Caruso

Associate Lecturer

School of Allied Health Science and Practice

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am a teaching specialist lecturer within the School of Allied Health Science and Practice, Occupational Therapy Program. My background is as an Occupational Therapist with broad clinical experience across a range of settings including adult acute care, inpatient and community neurological rehabilitation, and community settings. I also have experience working in community paediatric settings. Prior to working as a clinical Occupational Therapist I had trained as a Developmental Educator and worked for 10 years with adults and children in the community and disability sectors in case management and life skills development roles both in South Australia and the Northern Territory. I have a strong interest and experience in occupational therapy clinical education and development of the future generation of occupational therapists. Currently I am interested in the use of simulation in occupational therapy clinical placements to optimise student placement and career readiness. As a part of my role at The University of Adelaide I have been developing an evidence based simulated placement experience to contribute to clinical placement hours. I currently teach and coordinate Occupational Perspectives of Health A and Occupational Therapy Clinical Practice A.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Associate Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2018 Clinical Educator - Occupational Therapy Flinders University
    2017 - 2017 Casual Lecturer Flinders University
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Flinders University Australia Masters of Occupational Therapy
    Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability Studies)


Semester 1

OCCTH 2000 - Occupational Perspectives of Health A (Course Coordination)

HLTHSC 1401 - Communication in Professional Practice (Teaching)

Semester 2

OCCTH 3002 - Occupational Therapy Clinical Practice A (Course Coordination)

HLTHSC 1402 - Foundations of Health and Wellbeing (Teaching)


OCCTH 3002 - Occupational Therapy Clinical Practice A (Course Development)

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2013 - ongoing Member Occupational Therapy Australia Australia
  • Position: Associate Lecturer
  • Phone: 83138050
  • Email: tina.caruso@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering and Maths. Sciences, floor Fourth Floor
  • Room: 418
  • Org Unit: Occupational Therapy

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