Ubuntu is an ethos of collective caring, sharing, doing, being and belonging. We engage with our clients in a caring, compassionate and professional way to enable them to achieve their goals and aspirations.
Our clients are at the centre of what we do.
UHS services are delivered by experienced professionals who fully embrace the Ubuntu ethos. The Ubuntu ethos, our experience, and our use of contemporary research evidence relevant for the context, is what sets us apart from others. We are dedicated to achieving positive outcomes and making a difference!
Ubuntu is the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you cannot exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can’t be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality-Ubuntu-you are known for your generosity.
We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas we are connected and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
We provide multi-modal occupational therapy and physiotherapy services across Southeast Queensland and beyond.
Both Directors are Assistant Professors of Occupational Therapy – offering confidence to clients with regard to quality and experience.
Our Amazing Team
Dr Tawanda Machingura (PhD) is our Director and Co-founder. He is a Driver Trained Occupational Therapist with extensive experience in occupational therapy and rehabilitation. Tawanda is a caring and compassionate health professional with the experience of working across countries and cultures. He works with staff, clients and other stakeholders to ensure the success of the organisation. You can reach him via Email: email@example.com
Michelle is a registered Occupational Therapist with over 25 years experience. Her particular areas of interest and experience have included adult rehabilitation, occupational rehabilitation, and organisational health and wellbeing. She uses her diverse background to holistically assess, recommend and implement appropriate solutions for employers, injured workers, and people with a disability. Compassion and care underpin Michelle’s approach to her work, and she is passionate about facilitating people to successfully and safely participate in meaningful activities.
Belinda is our Allied Health Practice Manager. Belinda holds a BSc(Psychology/Psychophysiology) degree, and a Master of Occupational Therapy Practice degree. She is an experienced and registered occupational therapist with extensive experience in the NDIS sector. Belinda is passionate about enabling occupational performance when working with her clients. Belinda manages referrals, staff and other business operations. You can reach her via email on Belinda@ubuntuhealthsolutions.com or via phone on 0406547448.
Jenny is a registered Occupational Therapist with experience across diverse areas of hospital, community and private practice. Her practical experience spans 20 plus years, working initially in clinical healthcare settings, and then in a variety of consulting roles in the areas of occupational health, safety, rehabilitation and wellbeing. Jenny has a keen interest in adult rehabilitation, mental health and wellbeing, and ergonomics. She uses a collaborative and practical approach to assisting her clients find solutions to their problems, improve outcomes and achieve their goals.
Charleen is a registered Occupational Therapist with a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from Griffith University. She has experience across a broad range of occupational therapy areas of practice, including rehabilitation, mental health, and community in-home services. Charleen enjoys meeting new people and working with diverse populations and is passionate about enabling people to achieve their goals. Charleen also assists with administrative and operational duties. You can reach her on Charleen@ubuntuhealthsolutions.com
Morris is a physiotherapist with over 20 years of experience across Australia, New Zealand and Zimbabwe. Morris has a Bachelor of Science Honours in Physiotherapy and a Masters in Public Health. Morris’ main area of expertise is working with clients with neurological conditions but has vast experience in falls prevention, musculoskeletal conditions, gerontology and chronic pain management, with experience across acute, rehabilitation and community settings. Morris values clients achieving results that are meaningful to them and on self-management.
Gurjeet is a registered occupational therapist with clinical experience in Aged Care and mental health practice. Gurjeet has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree as well as a Master of Occupational Therapy degree (Bond University). She has a keen interest in Mental health, Assistive Technology, and rehabilitation.
Shayne is a registered Occupational Therapist with over 25-years experience across a range of areas, including Community Health, Occupational Rehabilitation, Disability and Injury management. Shayne has a particular interest in complex injuries including traumatic brain injury, spinal injury and neurological conditions; and in the area of persistent pain. Shayne has a consultative and compassionate approach to assist clients in achieving their goals for increased independence, wellbeing and engagement in their daily activities at home, at work and within their own communities.
Tarryn is an Occupational Therapist with over twelve years of experience. She has the clinical experience of working with people with newly acquired spinal injuries, brain injuries, CVA or stroke, and orthopedic conditions. Tarryn is trained in wheelchair seating for all clients, including those with spinal cord injuries, as well as in pressure care management.
Mark is an experienced physiotherapist and long term resident of the Gold Coast. His special interest lies in the assessment and treatment of orthopaedic injuries and complaints, as well as neck and back pain. Mark is experienced in developing tailored exercise programs, providing advice in the management of musculoskeletal conditions, and recommending suitable equipment to support the client’s function.
Sharna is a registered occupational therapist with over nine years of clinical experience working in rural, remote and metropolitan centres in Queensland as well as internationally in the United Kingdom. Sharna’s clinical experience includes acute hospital care, inpatient, outpatient and community based rehabilitation, developmental paediatrics, home modifications and equipment prescription. Sharna has a special interest in neurological rehabilitation and has completed a graduate certificate in clinical rehabilitation.
Susannah has been working as an Occupational Therapist for over 10 years. Susannah has a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) from the University of Newcastle. She has obtained her Graduate Certificate in Applied Business (Coaching and Mentoring) and Certificate IV in Frontline Management from Swinburne University of Technology. Susannah has also worked at Bond University as the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and Senior Teaching Fellow. She currently works for Ubuntu Health Solutions providing clinical supervision to Occupational Therapists.
Sandra is our Business Administration Officer who manages our payroll, invoicing and other business functions. She has over 25-years experience in the payroll and accounting industry across various industries. She holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Studies degree and is a member of the Australian Payroll Association. She's always striving for the best and prides herself with a "can-do" attitude. You can contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle is a registered Occupational Therapist with over 20 -years -experience working with people with a range of health conditions. Michelle has predominantly worked in the area of vocational rehabilitation, helping people overcome health-related barriers to finding/ keeping work and performing functional capacity evaluations and workplace assessments. Michelle has also worked with adults and children in mental health, in acute and community settings across the UK and in Australia.
Michelle has a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons. Class 1), a Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies, and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Mental Health. Michelle is an enthusiastic cross country/ mountain bike rider, and an accredited foundational mountain bike instructor with AusCycling. She enjoys teaching young people bike riding skills and increasing their confidence with riding. She can also provide mental health support through outdoor activities, such as ‘walk and talk’.
PO Box 941