John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research

The John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research focuses on research and education in rehabilitation and injury-related disability.

Our centre is part of the University of Sydney and the Kolling Institute, and our team has broad experience across a range of disciplines.

Our primary goals are to:

  • Generate new knowledge to improve health outcomes for people with injury related disability
  • Promote links with the research community, partner organisations, patient advocacy groups and non-government organisations, to support the effective transfer of research outcomes into health policy
  • Improve clinical care for people with injury-related disability and translate research outcomes into clinical practice.

The centre, which was formerly the Rehabilitation Studies Unit, receives major financial support from the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority and NSW icare Lifetime Care.


Lead

Professor Ian Cameron Professor Ian Cameron

Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Senior Staff Specialist Northern Sydney Local Health District

Professor Ashley Craig Professor Ashley Craig

Professor of Rehabilitation Studies (Psychosocial health)
Medicine, Northern Clinical School
Rehabilitation Studies Unit

Professor Lisa Harvey Professor Lisa Harvey

Senior Researcher
Medicine, Northern Clinical School
John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research

Professor James Middleton Professor James Middleton

Professor
Medicine, Northern Clinical School
John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research

 Emerita Professor Robyn Tate

Professor
Medicine, Northern Clinical School
John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Studies

Assoc Prof Bamini Gopinath Professor Bamini Gopinath

Professor (Northern) and Principal Research Fellow Sensory Loss Epidemiology,
Westmead Clinical School
The Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Our projects cover five areas:

  • severe traumatic brain injury
  • spinal cord injury
  • musculoskeletal injury
  • psychosocial health after injury
  • disability (including ageing)

Events, News and Seminars

International focus on our ovarian cancer research

International focus on our ovarian cancer research

In an exciting breakthrough, researchers from the Kolling Institute’s Bill Walsh Lab have identified..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence

Home grown ideas place physio in patients' hands

Home grown ideas place physio in patients' hands

New research is testing a new way to meet the rapidly growing demand for physiotherapy in our publi..... Read more

Category: New Treatment

Common medication may lower risk of “heartbreak”

Common medication may lower risk of “heartbreak”

RNSH cardiologist Professor Geoffrey Tofler has led a world-first study which found that common med..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence