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Winifred van Derploeg




1992 Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
University of South Australia
1998 Master of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)
University of South Austrlia

Employment History

1992 - 1995 Occupational Therapist
Queen Elizabeth Centre, Ballarat, Victoria
1995 - 1997 Occupational Therapist
DHHS, North West Tasmania
1997 - 2007 Manager, Occupational Therapy Services
DHHS, North West Tasmania
2008 Graduate Research Student
Master of BioMedical Science
University of Tasmania
2009 Graduate Research Student
PhD (Full Time APA Scholarship over 3 years)
University of Tasmania


An exploratory study to better understand the relationship between health literacy and health care system navigation for people with a chronic disease (in this case, cardiovascular disease).