Associate Professor Kate Laver

Associate Professor

College of Medicine and Public Health

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

Past NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow and current ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow.

Works collaboratively with health professionals, patients and the public to design and conduct high quality and relevant research.

Develops and evaluates rehabilitation interventions designed to optimise function and quality of life, especially in older people.

Interest in technology use in rehabilitation.

Expertise in knowledge translation and leading applied translational research projects.

Experienced and registered occupational therapist.

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

NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship


Norington Lecture Award, awarded by the Rehabilitation Medicine Society Australia and New Zealand

Flinders University Vice Chancellor's early career research prize

Key responsibilities

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.

Supervisory interests
Dementia care
Evidence based implementation
Knowledge translation
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)