Leigh Clarke, B.P&O (Hons), M.PH
Leigh is the current Executive Officer of the Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA). She holds a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours) and a Master’s in Public Health. Leigh has extensive clinical and policy experience, and has contributed to several clinical research publications and presented at numerous national and international conferences.
Leigh has held a number of governance roles including a Board member of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics Australian National Member Society, the Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association, And Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA).
Leigh was appointed as the Executive Officer for AOPA in 2011. She has worked to extend the presence of orthotist/prosthetists in the allied health space and strengthen AOPA’s self-regulatory role. In 2012, she initiated a project to develop AOPA’s Competency Standards, through a process which has been peer review published and received international awards through the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics.