Dr Kate Laver

NHMRC - ARC Dementia Research Fellow

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (Rehab, FMC 4W112)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Over 15 years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist (2003 onwards) working in rehabilitation with people with dementia or stroke. Research experience in testing rehabilitation interventions (fields of dementia and stroke) and other nonpharmacological therapy approaches and use of innovative technologies in rehabilitation. Expertise in knowledge translation.

Full list of publications via Google Scholar


B App Sc (OT), M Clin Rehab, Certificate in Implementation Science (UCSF), PhD

Honours, awards and grants

Stroke Society of Australasia New Investigator Award

Key responsibilities

Leads projects which test the efficacy of rehabilitation interventions or technological application in rehabilitation. Knowledge translation activities.

Research expertise
Health services research
Public health and health services
Research interests

Occupational therapy




Technology use in health care

Supervisory interests
Dementia care
Occupational therapy
Use of technology in health care:
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: occupational therapy, assistive technology, mixed methods research (1), knowledge translation in dementia care (1)
Associate supervisor: Use of technology to increase adherence to therapy programs after stroke (1), Knowledge translation - delirium prevention post hip fracture (1)

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