Professor Stacey George

Professor in Healthy Ageing, Support and Care and Matthew Flinders Professor

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North (Sturt North, 210)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Stacey George is an experienced neurological and driver trained occupational therapist and allied health researcher. Research expertise in the evaluation of interprofessional rehabilitation practice and interventions in improving participation in the real world setting. She has coordinated four randomised controlled trials evaluating the effectiveness of rehabilitation targeting vision, driving and community mobility, involving government and non government sectors.

Research interests include technological advancements in rehabilitation practice, translation of evidence into practice, occupational therapy and allied health services research. Current research projects include the gaining of patients perspectives of Occupational Therapy intervention in the Emergency Department, effectiveness of driving rehabilitation following acquired brain injury, outpatient service redesign and building allied health research capacity.


PhD, Flinders University

Masters of Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, University of South Australia

Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment and Training, Certificate, University of Sydney

Bachelor of Applied Science, Occupational Therapy, Cumberland College of Health Sciences

Honours, awards and grants

Vice President and Executive Deans Award - Outstanding Individual Engagement 2019

Key responsibilities

Professor in Healthy Ageing Support and Care, Adelaide Primary Health Network 

Academic Lead, Occupational Therapy

Research Lead, Occupational Therapy

Teaching interests

Stacey teaches into the both the postgraduate Programs in Clinical Rehabilitation which provides opportunities for training in interdisciplinary approaches to rehabilitation, and the Masters of Occupational Therapy programs. She teaches the Postgraduate course in Driver assessment and rehabilitation to Occupational Therapists and advanced practice topics in neurological rehabilitation.Her areas of teaching expertise include vision, cognition, physical and occupational rehabilitation for neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, and degenrerative neurological conditions. She supervises higher degree research students in occupational therapy and allied health practice.

Topic coordinator
OCCT8004 Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Practice 2
REHB8037 Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment and Rehabilitation
REHB9043 Advanced Practice in Neurological Occupational Therapy
Supervisory interests
Allied health
Driving performance
Health services research
Neurological rehabilitation
Vision impairment
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Driving in people with mild cognitive impairment (1), Improving and standardizing the care of patients with behaviours of concern in the acute phase of traumatic brain injury (1), Community participation and physical activity of older adults (1), Ganglion cell and inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) alterations as a predictor of visual function in optic neuritis (1)
Associate supervisor: Does the introduction of an allied health rural generalist pathway in rural South Australia improve workforce outcomes for early career allied health professionals? (1)
Principal supervisor: COPD in rural Australia and the influence of pulmonary rehabilitation (1), Client and staff experiences of goal setting and attainment in Transition Care Program (1)
Associate supervisor: Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation (1), Compassion in Care with Adults with Acquired Brain injury (1), Altered Functional self after rehabilitation (1), Driving and Stroke (1), Excitability and Unilateral visual neglect. (1), Clinical reasoning of Occupational Therapy driver rehabilitation interventions. (1), Telerehabilitation Outcomes for Frail Aged Patients Following Fracture and Technology Uptake by Patients and Clinicians (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Claire Gough

Industry Choice Best Poster Award, DocFest - SEP 2020

Claire Gough

Best Higher Degree by Research Student Publication - DEC 2019

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