Ms Alina Roper

Associate Lecturer

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary


Alina Roper is an Occupational Therapy Academic at The University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health, Armidale.  This part time role involves working with rural undergraduate students to assist with their knowledge and skills as well as to support their learning whilst on rural placement.  Since graduating in 1997 Alina has worked in both metropolitan and rural settings in the areas of adult rehabilitation, acute services, aged care, aged care psychiatry, palliative care, as a sole generalist and as a clinical senior in the areas of equipment prescription and home modifications.  Alina is an experienced clinical placement supervisor and draws on her breadth of experience as clinician and leader in the public health sector to offer students comprehensive placement opportunities as well as service learning opportunities. 


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), University of Sydney


  • Adapting environments
  • Clinical Education
  • Equipment Prescription
  • Inter-professional learning
  • Occupational therapy adult
  • Reflective practice
  • Rural Health
  • Rural occupational therapy practice
  • Student supervision
  • teaching

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health


Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1997 - 31/12/2018 Occupational Therapy Australia Occupational Therapy Australia

Ms Alina Roper


Associate Lecturer
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Phone (02) 6773 0170


Building Armidale Dept Rural Health
Location Armidale