My name is Mary Butler and I have been an occupational therapy practitioner, researcher and educator for over 30 years. I believe in thinking about things, and using a strengths and occupation-based approach to being in the world. 

In recent years, I have been the inaugural professor of occupational therapy at both Otago Polytechnic (New Zealand) and at the University of Adelaide (Australia). I have recently been appointed Professor of occupational therapy at the University of South Australia.