Researcher biography

Tomomi has worked in mental health practice, before changing the direction of her career to the tertiary education sector. As she worked with people who were mothers in clinical context, she became interested in the power of mothering role and occupation. This interest has led her to start her PhD study to investigate the family routine management and its everyday impact on mothers of children with autism. Other aspects of her research interests are single parenthood as well as rural and remote practice. With her PhD, she compared the experiences of mothers of children with autism using their household status (i.e., single versus couple) as well as region of residence (i.e., major city versus regional areas) to highlight the similarities and differences between these groups. She has presented her research both at national and international conferences.