Staff at Axis Injury Management



Angela Hassab  B. A. (Psych.), M. App. Psych. -  Psychologist / Director

Angela is responsible for overseeing the delivery of professional services by all Consultants at Axis Injury Management and manages return to work programs for clients with a psychological injury in both Same Employer and New Employer areas.  Angela is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA, is a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society, a Member of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors, accredited with Comcare and registered to provide psychological treatment services under icare and Medicare.



Monica Hattendorff  B. Psych. (Hons), M. Prof. Psych  -  Provisionally Registered Psychologist

Monica holds both undergraduate and Masters level qualifications in Psychology and has worked in a range of roles in mental health, disability and community settings. She has extensive experience working with clients with diverse and complex needs, as well as strong skills in case management. She has a particular interest in psychosocial rehabilitation.  




Julie Thompson B. Hlth Sc. (OT) Hons; Grad Cert Ergonomics Occupational Therapist

Julie has specialised in workplace injury since 1998.  She has extensive experience working with physical and psychological injuries and has completed specific training in the management of individuals with diagnoses of PTSD, Depression and Anxiety.  Julie is a Registered Occupational Therapist with AHPRA, a member of the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists and an Association member of the Australian Occupational Therapy Society.  Julie is trained in FIM, CTP and Lifetime Care and Support Assessments.




Krystene Delaney Dip. G.N., G. Dip. Hlth. Sc.  -  Rehabilitation Counsellor

Krys is a Rehabilitation Counsellor with decades of experience in the workplace rehabilitation industry. In addition to her experience providing case management services to Same and New Employer clients, Krys has worked as an Injury Management Advisor for a self-insurer and for the Department of Education and Communities. Krys is Comcare accredited and is a full member of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors.




Tara Gretton B.Occ.Therapy  -  Occupational Therapist

Tara has extensive experience working with physical injuries and completing Ergonomic, Activities of Daily Living and Workplace assessments. Tara has provided workplace rehabilitation services both within a provider setting and within a self-insurer (heavy industry) setting. She is a Registered Occupational Therapist with AHPRA and is accredited with Comcare.  Tara is experienced in the provision of Functional Capacity Evaluations (WorkHab); Manual Handling and Ergonomic Training; pre-employment screening and case management services




Trudi Henry B.Hlth. Sc. (OT)  -  Occupational Therapist

Trudi has extensive experience completing Activities of Daily Living Assessments, Ergonomic Assessments and Workplace Assessments.  She is a skilled provider of Manual Handling Training and is also accredited as a Return to Work Coordinator trainer.  Trudi specialises in the management of Same Employer return to work programs for people with physical injuries as well as performing in-house relief Return to Work Coordination for Employers.  Trudi is a Registered Occupational Therapist with AHPRA, is also accredited with Comcare and trained in CTP service provision.




Stephanie Hunter B. Psych (Hons)  -  Psychologist 

Stephanie is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA, a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society and is also registered with Comcare. She is skilled in a range of therapeutic interventions for psychological conditions including the management of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse and pain management. She is skilled in psychological assessment and has worked as an Assessor for the National Panel of Assessors conducting Ongoing Support, Workplace Modifications Scheme, and Supported Wage Scheme Assessments. She provides RTW Case Management services and conducts Vocational Assessments, Work Capacity Assessments and Labour Market Analyses. 




Belinda Foote - Job Placement Consultant

Belinda is a Job Placement Consultant who has unparalleled experience in the provision of employment services. She has worked with both private and community-based organisations to deliver employment assistance to clients in the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast areas. Belinda has a unique understanding of local labour market issues facing job seekers and has assisted hundreds of injured workers to find new employment.




Nicole Hooper B. Hlth. Sc. (OT)  -  Occupational Therapist

Nicole has a broad range of experience working for self-insurers and TMF employers as an in-house Injury Management Adviser and RTW Coordinator. She has a particular interest in the prevention and management of manual handling injuries. Nicole provides Ergonomic Assessments, Activities of Daily Living and Workplace assessments. 




Kate Passafaro B. OHS, Grad Dip Rehab Clng  -  Rehabilitation Counsellor

Kate is a Rehabilitation Counsellor with over 10 years’ experience within the workers compensation and rehabilitation industry. Kate is a full member of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors. Kate has extensive experience with complex cases and has a strong knowledge base in both physical and psychological injuries for Same and New Employer Return To Work Programs. She is a skilled communicator and has completed training in negotiation and conflict resolution. 




Sharon Smith B. A., G.Dip Health Sc.  -  Rehabilitation Counsellor

Sharon is a Rehabilitation Counsellor with extensive experience in delivering expert rehabilitation services and claims management to injured workers, employers and insurers. She is a full member of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors and has completed undergraduate studies in Psychology and has post graduate qualifications in Rehabilitation Counselling. Sharon provides Same and New Employer services for both physical and psychological injury management and rehabilitation. 








Kristen Vallender  B. Psych (Hons), M. Public Health -  Rehabilitation Counsellor

Kristen is a Rehabilitation Counsellor with undergraduate qualifications in Psychology and over 8 years' experience in workplace rehabilitation.  Prior to commencing her career in workplace rehabilitation, Kristen worked with a workers compensation insurer and understands the rights and obligations of injured workers. Kristen has extensive experience in Vocational Assessments and Labour Market research. She is a skilled case manager and is proactive in assisting workers to successfully return to suitable employment. Kristen is a full member of ASORC.



Gillian Yates B. Sc. (OT)  -  Occupational Therapist

Gill is a registered Occupational Therapist with substantial experience in working with serving and former Australian Defence Force members.  Gill works with clients with complex workplace rehabilitation requirements and applies a holistic model of rehabilitation in their recovery.  She is skilled in assessing home modifications and Activities of Daily Living requirements.  


Heidi Poole B. Hlth Sc. (OT), M. HRM & IR  -  Occupational Therapist

Heidi is a skilled practitioner having worked for many years in the management of workplace injuries and human resource management in NSW and Victoria. She specialises in strategic case management and complex psychological injury management and prevention. She has worked in all aspects of human resources including recruitment, performance and grievance management, and workplace investigations.    


Alana Roberts - Psychologist


Charmaine Arkley B. Psych (Hons) - Rehabilitation Counsellor

Charmaine is a member of the Member of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors and conducts vocational assessments and provides rehabilitation counselling services to our clients.    


 Davinia Glendenning - Psychologist


Renee Hurley B.Sc., G. Dip. Psych. Studies - Rehabilitation Counsellor

    Scot Weeks Managing Director 

     Scot is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. Scot held senior management roles with national rehabilitation providers

     before establishing Axis Injury Management in 2003.  He is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Administration Team

          Our invaluable administration team collectively hold over 35 years’ experience in office administration and support.