Brain Recovery and Rehabilitation Group - Lannin

Welcome to the Brain Recovery and Rehabilitation Research Group page! Led by Professor Natasha Lannin. Our group works with people to improve long-term outcomes for adults after neurological damage, in particular from stroke and traumatic brain injury.

Natasha Lannin is a Professor in Neuroscience. She is an occupational therapist by professional background and a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation Academy of Research, and the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Academy. Professor Lannin is a Heart Foundation Senior Future Leader and as such has been recognised as one of the nation's most outstanding leaders of clinical and applied health research in stroke.

The team

Lannin group photo
2021 group: L-R: Ms Stephanie Porter, Ms Nicole Pendry, Ms Sophie O'Keefe, Ms Serena Alves-Stein, Prof Natasha Lannin, Ms Swarna Vishwanath, Ms Rebecca Langford, Dr Sandra Reeder, Ms Emma Dorward (Absent - Professor Carolyn Unsworth, Dr Michael Pellegrini)

Group Leader - Prof Natasha Lannin

Natasha Lannin Prof Natasha Lannin leads the Brain Recovery and Rehabilitation Research Group in the Department of Neuroscience. The group works with people to improve long-term outcomes for adults after neurological damage, in particular from stroke and traumatic brain injury.

Find out more about Prof Natasha Lannin

Key terms

Stroke, Brain injury, Implementation science, Clinical Trials, Participation, Participatory research, Movement neuroscience, Allied health, guideline implementation

Research goals

Our research improves the lives of people with brain disorders and injuries through:

  • Clinical trials
  • Non-pharmacological rehabilitation
  • Implementation of research into clinical care

Prof Natasha Lannin and Dr Laura Jolliffe explain the research and clinical collaborations to improve recovery after neurological damage. See video

Research overview

Conducting and a strong focus on implementation, the Brain Recovery and Rehabilitation Research Group collaborates to improve patient outcomes from brain injury

The Brain Recovery and Rehabilitation Research Group has conducted many clinical trials testing the efficacy of rehabilitation interventions, with trial experience involving both specific interventions such as upper extremity movement retraining or use of smartphone technology to prompt memory recall in daily life, as well as delivery of complex rehabilitation services, such as discharge planning. The team’s strength in implementation science and health service engagement has led to key service evaluations of brain injury rehabilitation, development of behaviour change interventions to increase evidence-based medicine in rehabilitation, and testing of models of health care delivery, such as telehealth and bed substitution.

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At the heart of our research is a strong commitment to understand and address unmet needs of people living with neurological disease and trauma. We believe in the seamless engagement of people with lived experience of brain recovery - that’s why we have a Consumer Advisory Panel whose stories and insights help guide our research.

We have a strong commitment to implementation of our trial findings into practice, as our research findings influence the delivery of healthcare to Australians. A key component of this is our group’s strength in Implementation Science. Located in the Department of Neuroscience at Monash University, our group is embedded within the hospital system at Alfred Brain. Our strong clinical partnerships provide valuable opportunities to conduct important research and support research translation into clinical practice within:

  • Alfred Stroke Service
  • The Alfred Health Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service
  • Occupational Therapy Department at Alfred Health
  • Australian rehabilitation hospitals across Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia through key partnerships and strong collaborations.

Our research has a focus on:

  • Effectiveness research in both hospital and community-based rehabilitation programs
  • Monitoring quality of care in hospitals to improve patient outcomes
  • Knowledge translation research
  • Consumer engagement

Publications and projects

See Pubmed search on 'Lannin N' for most recent publications. The feed below is of Monash University validated publications and projects.