The Team

Jonathon McLoughlinJonathon McLoughlin

Director & Occupational Therapist

Jonathon graduated in 2013 from the University of South Australia. He started his professional career in Vocational Rehab and helping people return to work. He then moved into paediatrics during 2014 and began his paediatric career. He has worked within private practice, government and large not for profit organisations. Jonathon’s aim throughout his career is to make therapy a place to thrive and learn, and then to work with families on how to integrate this into everyday life.

Jonathon’s practice highlights include time spent working within a kindergartens/schools and in-clinic in South Australia, where he provided group and individual therapy for at risk clients. He also worked for Disability SA and Disability QLD, where he built parent support programs, and provided therapy to families and children. An experience that has stayed with Jonathon for his career was a time where he found himself in Cambodia within a small rural town named Chuuk supporting the community and children with a disability within the community. Here he worked with children with a variety of disabilities along with their school, families and community to build their capacities to live more independently.

Jonathon’s particular interests fall in sensorimotor therapy, sensory integration therapy, sensory processing, and attachment therapy. His aim and focus is to provide sustainable therapy and to help children get to a time whereby they can grow and achieve outside of therapy.

BriBrianna (Bri)

Occupational Therapist

Brianna, or Bri, as most the kids know her, joined the Ignite Allied Health team in May 2023. When Bri found out that Paediatric Occupational Therapy was a career devoted to helping children grow, learn, and engage in daily life, she knew it was the path she wanted to pursue. Bri then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, from the University of South Australia in 2020. Since then, Bri has been working within the paediatric setting and has found her passion working alongside children and their families. Bri has developed her knowledge and skills working with children of all ages, she also has experience running cooking and social groups and continues to be committed in growing her therapeutic skills.

Bri has a very friendly and caring nature, with a commitment to not only supporting the children, but also their caregivers and families. Bri’s particular interests lie within school and high school readiness skills, social skills and she is hoping to upskill in the area of teenage development. She also enjoys working with University students to develop their knowledge and skills within the World of Paediatrics.


Allied Health Assistant

Emily is currently an Occupational Therapy student who has joined Ignite as an Allied Health Assistant with the hope to continue as an Occupational Therapist when she has finished her studies. Previously, Emily has worked as an SSO in primary schools, and therefore brings a wealth of knowledge to the role. She has always dreamt of working with children and loves how the Paediatric Occupational Therapy field is creative, versatile, fun and so rewarding to see a positive difference in children’s lives. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and friends, play netball and bake.


Allied Health Assistant

Alyssa joined the Ignite team as an Allied Health Assistant in the beginning of 2023. She is currently studying her Bachelors in Occupational Therapy and hopes to continue on to the Occupational Therapy role with Ignite once her studies are complete. Alyssa has chosen Occupational Therapy because she loves the positive change it can bring to the children’s lives. She has a strong background and passion in dance, coaching young children through to teens. She cannot wait to use those skills to help further provide support to children as an Allied Health Assistant. Outside of work, Alyssa loves to dance and explore new places with friends. 


Allied Health Assistant

Emma has joined Ignite as an Allied Health Assistant. Emma has spent the last 10 years working as a nurse in a busy doctor’s clinic. She has always loved working with children and wanted to explore a different career path, where is able to provide help and support within the community with a focus on paediatrics. She enjoys working with the younger ages right up to early teens. As a mum, she understands the importance of providing care for children and supporting them to the best of their abilities.

Jonathon PJonathon

Allied Health Assistant

Jonathon joined the Ignite team as an Allied Health Assistant in June 2023. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (honours) and hopes to continue to the Occupational Therapy role once his studies are completed. Jonathon has previously worked as a swimming instructor for children and hopes to use the knowledge he has gained to help provide further support to his clients as an Allied Health Assistant.


Allied Health Assistant

Joining Ignite as an Allied Health Assistant, Olivia hopes to grow her knowledge and continue her journey towards becoming an Occupational Therapist. Along with studying her Bachelor’s in Occupational Therapy, Olivia also has experience as a support worker, bringing a wealth of understanding and appreciation to the world. Motivated to make a difference and watch young people grow, and succeed in their own goals, Oliva cannot wait to further her career as an Occupational Therapist with Ignite to follow her passion in Paediatrics. Olivia loves to get her body moving through team sports and nature walking, as well as growing her creativeness through arts and crafts.


Allied Health Assistant

Grace is one of our new additions to the Ignite Allied Health team as of 2023. She is currently studying her Bachelors in Occupational Therapy (Honours) in the hopes of working as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist when she finishes her degree. Before Ignite, Grace worked closely with children for 4 years as a swimming teacher, building on the skills needed to work creatively and empathetically with young people. She loves seeing the growth and progression that children can make over time and admires this about the Occupational Therapy field. Grace hopes to positively contribute to this and the lives of her clients in her new role as an Allied Health Assistant at Ignite. In her free time, Grace likes to draw, swim, and spend time with her family, friends, and dog.



Beth joined the team at the beginning of 2023, where she not only assists the families of clients from Ignite Allied Health but also the families of clients from The Speech Boutique. She brings a warm welcome to those who stop by the clinic. With her friendly nature, she is driven to help ensure families are well looked after. Prior to joining the team, she worked as an Early Childhood Educator for over a decade. In Beth’s spare time, she is a busy mum to her 2 daughters.

Beth is here to help everyone with any enquiries about Occupational or Speech Therapy. Do not be afraid to give her a call if you have any questions or require any assistance!