Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Jacqui Naismith is a Research Assistant at the Summer Foundation and has been working with the Research Unit since 2018. She is our senior research interviewer, collecting primary research data from research participants through in-person and telephone interviews.
Her work contributes to a variety of research projects designed to help inform how housing choices, support options and NDIS funding impact the lives of young people with disability. Jacqui also assists with training other researchers to develop the skills for undertaking research interviews.
Jacqui is an occupational therapist with 14 years’ clinical experience providing specialist neurological rehabilitation services to people with severe traumatic brain injury and return to work programs. Her professional understanding of the needs of our research participants, along with her gentle and compassionate nature, give Jacqui the skills to easily connect with the young people with disability that volunteer for our research projects.