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

Associate Professor Joanne Glinsky

Postdoctoral Scientist

Associate Professor Trudy Rebbeck

Postdoctoral Scientist

Dr Mohit Arora

Postdoctoral Scientist

Dr Ilaria Pozzato

Postdoctoral Scientist

Associate Professor Grahame Simpson

Lead for the acquired brain impairment theme

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

Researchers assess new approach to post-operative care

Researchers assess new approach to post-operative care

With increasing evidence around the benefits of physiotherapy after surgery, a project is set to get..... Read more

Category: New Treatment

New funding for key spinal injury research

New funding for key spinal injury research

An Australia wide trial is set to get underway with hopes it may lead to life-long improvements for ..... Read more

Category: Funding support

Research identifies health impact of traffic accidents

Research identifies health impact of traffic accidents

More than 40 per cent of people injured in a traffic accident are psychologically distressed one mon..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence