Professor Maria Crotty is a clinical academic and rehabilitation physician. In 2001 she was appointed Professor and Director of Rehabilitation Medicine based in the Rehabilitation Unit at Repatriation General Hospital which moved to the Flinders Medical Centre campus in November 2017.
She leads a multidisciplinary research group who focus on how to implement best and promising care models and practices within health and aged care settings. Embedded within a healtcare setting their research aims to bridge research and clinical care using implementation science approaches.
BMed, BA, MPH,PhD, Grad Dip Tertiary Education, FAFRM (RACP), FRACGP, FAFPHM
Public Service Medal 2018 (services to Rehabilitation)
Director, Rehabilitation Medicine - Flinders Medical Centre
Lead SA Health's Rehabilitation Models of Care group 2015- July 2018.
Director of Southern Adelaide Health Network's Rehabilitation Service which treats strokes, amputees, hip fracture patients and older adults after acute illness. The service provides home rehabilitation services and telerehabilitation. The service works closely with rehabilitation services at Mt Gambier and Whyalla hospitals.
She has experience in working with health service planners and worked on the Task Force Group of the Generational Health Review (South Australia), was Deputy Chair of the South Australian Medical Workforce Reference Group (2005) and chaired the SA Clinical Rehabilitation Network (2010) and chaired the Ministerial Clinical Advisory Group's Rehabilitation Services Plan 2016-17. She was clinical lead for Country Health SA's Rehabilitation service 2014-17. She sat on the Board of the Fragility Fracture Network for 4 years and was President in 2015.
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