DOTS Allied Health is owned and managed by Beth Dermer (Occupational Therapist). Beth maintains a clinical caseload and is active in the OT world as a volunteer on national committees with OT Australia, representing OT Australia on a national review of Veteran Affairs and as a mentor for OT students at Griffith University.
Beth graduated from La Trobe University (Melbourne) in 1997, later completing post-graduate education in Clinical Education (Charles Sturt University) and Neurological Rehabilitation (La Trobe University).
Beth has held senior clinical positions in teaching hospitals in NSW and QLD. She currently holds status as Lecturer with Griffith University and has previously held the role of Honorary Affiliate with Charles Sturt University and Associate Lecturer with the University of Queensland in recognition of services to Clinical Education.
Her background is in working with adults with neurological damage and in physical rehabilitation and has taught within these specialties at Charles Sturt University, La Trobe University and within Queensland Health. Since starting DOTS, her speciality has shifted to community-based OT (chronic disease) and in particular, management of venous insufficiency (lower limb).
As a manager, Beth deliberately maintains a flat staffing structure on the understanding that every clinician brings value to the team. Staff are highly valued for their experience and professionalism and are given the autonomy to maximise that within their work environment.