I am a past NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow and current ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow. I work collaboratively with health professionals, patients and the public to design and conduct high quality and relevant research. I develop, test and implement rehabilitation interventions designed to optimise function and quality of life, especially in older people.
I have an interest in technology use in rehabilitation and urgent care including virtual reality and telehealth. I have postgraduate qualifications in implmentation science with expertise in leading applied translational research projects.
I am an experienced and registered occupational therapist. I am Co-Chair of the FHMRI Consumer Advisory Board.
B App Sc (OT), M Clin Rehab, Certificate in Implementation Science (UCSF), PhD
ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellowship (DECRA), 2020
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship, 2016
Norington Lecture Award, awarded by the Rehabilitation Medicine Society Australia and New Zealand, 2019
Flinders University Vice Chancellor's early career research prize, 2015
AICD - Foundations of Directorship, 2020
National Stroke Foundation New Investigator Award, 2011
Leads projects which test the efficacy of rehabilitation interventions or technological application in rehabilitation. Knowledge translation activities. Supervision of higher degree research students. Available to speak at community events.
Experienced in conducting research with patient and public involvement. Co-Chair of the FHMRI Consumer Advisory Board.
Member of the NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre (with funding from Dementia Australia, Brightwater Care, HammondCare and Helping Hand Aged Care)
Collaborations with clinicians and non government aged care organisations
Registered occupational therapist and convenes interest group on care of older people for OT Australia
Associate Editor for the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Public presentations for community groups (eg Rotary Clubs)
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