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
Vice President and Executive Deans Award - Outstanding Individual Engagement 2019
Professor in Healthy Ageing Support and Care, Adelaide Primary Health Network
Academic Lead, Occupational Therapy
Research Lead, Occupational Therapy
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.
Industry Choice Best Poster Award, DocFest - SEP 2020
Best Higher Degree by Research Student Publication - DEC 2019
Stacey has been appointed the Conference Scientific Program Chair, for the OTA National Conference in 2021.
Working party member, Austroads and National Transport Commission, Australia: Medical Standards for licensing and clinical managements of guidelines, Australia, 2015 - now.
Member, National Driving Taskforce, OT Australia, 2014 - now.
Member of Stroke Guidelines Review Committee, National Stroke Foundation, Australia, 2015- now.
Chair, OT Australia- SA Division – 2015 – 2017. 2017-2020 Member of Council.
Medical expert and Deputy Covenor, expert review panels, Lifetime Support Authority, South Australia, 2014 – now.
Chairperson of the South Australian Statewide Clinical Network Research Group developing a strategic research plan for rehabilitation and hosted a research forum in rehabilitation in 2009-2010.
Chairperson of the Driver Interest Group of Occupational Therapists in South Australia in 2010. Key projects have included the development of a proposal for transport services in South Australia and liaison with key stakeholders including the AMA and licensing services.