Dr Kate Neale
Is a researcher, a TH program developer and an educator at Southern Cross University where she teaches Health Promotion, Therapeutic Horticulture and Evaluation of Occupational Therapy Programs. Her research interests in the field of TH centres around the individual, social and societal benefits of time spent gardening and in greenspaces. Her work typically focuses on the benefits of TH for vulnerable communities including children, people with disability and those living in care. Her work can be viewed at digability.com.au.
Dr Theresa Scott
Is a researcher, senior Lecturer in Clinical Geropsychology and NHRMC Dementia Research Development Fellow at The University of Queensland. Her PhD research was one of the first to systematically explore the therapeutic benefits of gardens and greenspaces for older people living in the community and in aged care facilities in Australia. Her applied research is focused on co-design with lived experience experts and dignity of risk principles, to meet the needs and preferences of older people and people living with dementia and their care partners.