Sam is passionate about collaborating with people with disability, their families/carers and communities in order to grow, trial and implement creative solutions that create meaningful and inclusive change. Underpinning her approach is a clinical background in Occupational Therapy, an understanding of human centred design methodologies, and limitless curiosity. Samantha’s career as an Occupational Therapist started in the fields of early intervention and complex/multiple disabilities, she then expanded into assistive technology and disability and sexuality.
After starting her family, Samantha’s career then branched out into management, business development and innovation. As Executive Director of Northcott Innovation, Samantha and the NI team create unexpected ideas that seek to transform inclusion and participation by co-designing solutions alongside people with disability, their families/carers, frontline workers, professionals and local communities.