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Dr Tawanda Machingura

Assistant Professor

Level 4, Bond Institute of Health and Sport, 2 Promethean Way, Robina QLD 4226

Professional biography

Tawanda is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy. He has over 25 years’ of clinical practice experience as an occupational therapist working in a diverse range of settings and practice areas. He however has expertise in mental health and is also a Driver Remediation and Rehabilitation trained Occupational Therapist.

Tawanda joined Bond University as a fulltime academic in 2016. Prior to this he was an occupational therapist with Queensland Health where he held several positions including senior occupational therapist, Assistant Director Occupational Therapy, and Director of Allied Health/ Program Manager.

Teaching awards

  • 2019 Certificate of Excellence (eTEVAL) award – Engage in Occupation
  • 2019 Certificate of Excellence (eTEVAL) award – Foundations in OT
  • 2018 Certificate of Excellence (eTEVAL) award – Foundations in OT

Professional admissions

  • Occupational Therapy Board of Australia registration through Allied Health Professionals Registration Board (AHPRA)-Full Registration with Nil conditions
  • Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA) member -Member Number: 934579
  • Steering Committee Member Australia and New Zealand Occupational Therapy Mental Health Academics (ANZOTMHA)
  • Australia & New Zealand Mental Health Association-member
  • Driver Trained Occupational Therapist


  • Doctor of Philosophy (2021) Griffith University - Australia
  • Master of Health Practice with Honours in Rehabilitation (2006) Auckland University of Technology (AUT) - New Zealand
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Rehabilitation (2005) AUT - New Zealand
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Forensic Psych Care (2004) Whitireia Polytech - New Zealand
  • Graduate Certificate in Supervision (2007) Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) - New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Science, Honours in Occupational Therapy (1994) University of Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe
  • Diploma in Management (2014) TAFE Australia