Principal Occupational Therapist; Owner


Hannah Swifte

Hannah graduated her occupational therapy bachelor degree in 2013. She has always had a passion for working with children and has developed a very special interest in the area of childhood behaviour and sensory processing. In 2015, Hannah founded Learn & Grow OT due to love for working in paediatrics, but also to fill the forever growing need for private paediatric occupational therapy in Mackay.

Hannah has 2 young children of her own who support her ever aching love for helping kids reach their goals in a fun and exciting way. 

Senior Occupational Therapist


Lauren Peady

Lauren is a passionate, energetic, and motivated woman who joined LGOT in 2017. Lauren graduated with her bachelor of occupational therapy in 2013; where, through her placements, first fell in love with the wonderful world of childhood development. Her experience grew from there as she became a mum and has now 3 beautiful boys to keep her passion for childhood development growing.


Lauren thrives off of educating and working with families, teachers and significant others to assist children in all areas of life! 

Occupational Therapist


Amber Brown

Amber is a Mackay local who became a part of our team in early 2020. She graduated her bachelor of occupational therapy (Honours) in 2019 where we were lucky enough to have her jump straight on board for her post-graduate year to offer her enthusiastic attitude to our LGOT family. 

As a very family-oriented person, Amber shares our passion for working with kids and their families to reach their goals. 


Georgia Camilleri

Georgia is another Mackay local who joined the LGOT team in early 2021. Georgia graduated her bachelor of occupational therapy alongside Amber in 2019 where she spent her post-graduate year working in adults mental health. An increased interest in developing her skills in the paediatric world of OT drove Georgia to join our team where she is now a great asset for our service as she brings along a bubbly personality and a driving passion for supporting children reach their true potential in everyday life.  

Jessica Ritchie

Jessica recently joined LGOT in early 2022 and has been a great asset to our team. She is our front line person who you will usually be in contact with first and takes on all behind the scene tasks to help our service operate at its best! 

Jessica is a wonderful fit to our team as she brings with her passion for supporting children and, having 2 gorgeous kids of her own, she understands the whirlwind of parenthood. Jessica is very approachable and takes good care of us all! 

Occupational Therapist