Welcome to Sri Lanka, a small island crammed full of treasures. It boasts no fewer than eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites; mystical ruins, jungles, gleaming white tropical beaches, national parks with giant elephants and fleet leopards, seas with blue whales, and mouthwatering cuisine.
Gain unique insight into its physiotherapy and occupational therapy and meet your Sri Lankan counterparts. Examine rehabilitation, mental health, childcare, the elderly, and disaster rehabilitation, and traditional rehabilitation. Professional visits range from large hospitals and smaller clinics to NGOs. Many visits are complemented by a range of talks and meetings with local therapists.
Kit Sinclair PhD is an international education consultant in the areas of occupational therapy service and curriculum development. As a founding faculty member of the occupational therapy education programme in Hong Kong, she has played an active role in occupational therapy professional development in Hong Kong, and continued in senior academic and research posts for over 35 years.
Since the 1980s, Kit has been passionately involved in the development of rehabilitation and occupational therapy in the People's Republic of China. Teaching and consultancies have taken her to China's principal cities, provincial capitals and rural hospitals and clinics where resources and expertise are often extremely limited. She was involved in rehabilitation for survivors of the 2008 SiChuan earthquake and continues her commitment in international disaster management.
Kit served as President of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists from 2002-2008 and retains the title of WFOT Ambassador. She is an Honorary Fellow of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is editor of the prestigious WFOT Bulletin.
A leader in the field, Kit has given many guest lectures and workshops around the world and has been instrumental in global and national policy development in relation to rehabilitation and disability in collaboration with WHO and national governments.