Libby Callaway

Assoc Professor

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Personal profile


Libby Callaway is a registered occupational therapist and Associate Professor who works as a research stream lead across the Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living (RAIL) Research Centre and Occupational Therapy Departments in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Through her role at Monash, Libby leads a national collaborative research program focused on housing, technology, and workforce design, which is funded by State and Federal government and co-produced with people with lived experience of disability and age-related conditions. Libby also holds government advisory roles in the areas of housing, disability and allied health. She has worked for the past 28 years in the field of neurological disability in Australia and the USA and – in addition to her academic position at Monash – she is the director and principal of Neuroskills, a community based occupational therapy practice, a Board Director of The Homer Hack and the President of the Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA), which is the national peak body for assistive technology stakeholders.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Occupational Therapy, PhD

Award Date: 1 Jul 2020

Occupational Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, La Trobe University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2005

Occupational Therapy, BAppSci(OccTherapy), La Trobe University

Award Date: 1 May 1995

External positions

Strategic Executive Advisor, Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association Inco (trading as ARATA Inc)

15 Dec 2023 → …

Board Director, Homer Hack Ltd

1 Dec 2020 → …

President, Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association Inco (trading as ARATA Inc)

15 Nov 201814 Dec 2023

Board Director, Rundle Foundation Ltd

1 Dec 201514 Nov 2018

Research area keywords

  • Disability
  • Policy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Ageing
  • Housing
  • Technology

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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