Dr Annie McCluskey
Annie is an occupational therapist, a health services researcher and educator. She has 30+ years’ experience in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation, in Australia and the UK.
Annie has provided private occupational therapy and stroke rehabilitation services for over 20 years, consultations and mentoring for graduates. She is also an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Sydney, and Adjunct Associate Professor at James Cook University.
Research and publications: Annie has published over 70 peer reviewed journal articles and been awarded over $4 million in competitive grant funding. Her research focusses on: translating evidence into practice particularly in stroke rehabilitation; adult handwriting and upper limb retraining; improving community participation and outdoor mobility; sexuality and intimacy after stroke.
Annie is co-developer of ‘OTseeker’, a free evidence database for occupational therapists (www.otseeker.com)
Karl is a physiotherapy clinician, researcher and educator. He has over 30+ years’ experience in stroke, brain injury and aged care rehabilitation in Australia and the UK.
Research and publications: Karl has published 29 peer reviewed journal articles and been awarded over $1 million in research funding. His research focuses on methods to increase exercise intensity, dosage, and evaluating the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions for stroke survivors and older people.
Dr Simone Dorsch
Simone is a physiotherapy clinician, researcher and educator. She has 20+ years experience in stroke, brain injury and aged care rehabilitation. Simone is a senior lecturer at the Australian Catholic University in North Sydney.
Research and publications: Simone has published many peer reviewed journal articles. Her research focuses on the relationship between loss of strength and activity limitations and strategies to increase amounts of practice in rehabilitation.
Dr Kate Scrivener
Kate is a physiotherapy educator, clinician and researcher.
She has more than 15 years’ experience in stroke, brain injury and aged care rehabilitation.
Kate is a lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and also works part-time in private practice.
Kate has published 11 peer reviewed journal articles. Her research focuses on the dosage of rehabilitation practice, and strategies to increase practice outside of therapy including technology-supported independent practice, group sessions and semi-supervised practice.