Ms Merendi Leverett
|Section||College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research|
|Phone||+61 7 3812 6067|
|Qualifications||BHMSc CQU , GDipHlthSc QUT|
Merendi Leverett graduated from Central Queensland University in June 1998 with a Bachelor of Human Movement Science, and from Queensland University of Technology in June 2000 with a Graduate Diploma of Health Science (majoring in Human Movement with a specialisation in Exercise Rehabilitation). She has also completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, which compliments her delivery of education programs in areas such as manual handling, injury prevention, and both community lifestyle modification programs and corporate health education. Merendi has been working in the areas of occupational rehabilitation, early intervention services, injury management, chronic disease management and health education for 20 years. She has reached the highest level of accreditation with ESSA as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), which allows her to see clients referred under health schemes such as Medicare, Department of Veteran Affairs, Workers Compensation, Life/Income Protection and NDIS. Merendi has been in private practice for 16 years and has worked as Clinic Manager for 12 years. She has extensive experience working with clients whom have chronic diseases and/or injuries, chronic fatigue, rheumatological disorders, and pregnancy/post-natal related conditions. Merendi's individually developed exercise programs are for people of all ages and fitness levels. She has a fresh and vibrant, but structured approach to her intervention, thus ensuring that you stay highly motivated and focused on achieving your goals, whilst also having fun along the way. Merendi has been delivering a range of health education programs to corporate groups and general population for 11 years and has also delivered many 'Lifestyle Modification' programs including 'Lighten Up', 'Reset Your Life' and 'HEAL'. She has been a regular guest presenter on a variety of topics - pregnancy and exercise, exercise & Diabetes, injuries and exercise rehabilitation at variety of events, conferences and expos over the past 10 years. Merendi is also an experienced Rehabilitation Consultant. She has worked for a number of Self Insured companies and Large Rehabilitation Providers assisting them in returning injured workers successfully to their pre-employment positions. Merendi has excellent skills in developing goal-orientated rehabilitation and return to work plans. She is a qualified Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator with Q-Comp and is a recognised rehabilitation provider with Comcare (Federal Workers Compensation). Merendi also provides consultancy services to individuals and businesses in the areas of Injury Prevention and Early Intervention services. She also specialises in providing advice to employers on all aspects related to non-work related injuries and how to best support their employees back to work. Merendi has 6 years experience working in Universities such as ACU, QUT and USC as a sessional Lecturer/Tutor and working as an Exercise Physiologist in University Health Clinics.