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Biography

I obtained my PhD with the School of Psychological Sciences at La Trobe University in 2004. My research focused on investigating the cognitive effects of adjuvant chemotherapy in women with early-stage breast cancer. I then worked in research and clinical trials as a Senior Clinical Project Manager / Scientist for many years, working on Phase I to Phase IV clinical trials across the globe. I have authored over 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals, in the following areas: cognitive testing, breast cancer, growth hormone deficiency, and statistics and research methodology.

I joined the research team at the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre (MERRC) in 2012 as a Research Fellow, and now also hold the role of Deputy Director. My main research focus is investigating outcome following traumatic brain injury (TBI), and ways in which we can improve rehabilitation practices to improve upon these outcomes, and ultimately improve quality of life. I lead several exciting studies that examine outcome as well as interventions to address the impacts of TBI. I have authored approximately 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals, in the following areas specific to TBI: sexuality, impact of cultural background, long-term outcome, adapted CBT for anxiety and depression, return to work and cognitive rehabilitation.

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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

Research area keywords

  • Traumatic brain injury - Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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