Awards

2011

Best Poster for Established Researcher ‘Reduced  ankle power generation at push off leads to slow gait following TBI’. Epworth  Research Week. Gavin Williams.

Dahm, J., Wong, D.,  Schonberger, M., Ponsford, J. Utility of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales  in assessing anxiety and depression following traumatic brain injury. Paper  presented at the Eighth Conference of the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation  Special Interest Group of the World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR),  Rotorua, New Zealand, 11th-12th July 2011. Awarded prize for best datablitz  presentation.

Gould, K., Ponsford, J.,  Johnston, L., Schönberger, M. Psychiatric disorders following traumatic brain  injury. Poster presented at the Eighth Conference of the Neuropsychological  Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the World Federation for  NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) , Rotorua, New Zealand , 11th-12th July 2011. Awarded  prize for best poster presentation.

CETBIR funds Research Fellow Dr Michele Grant (0.5 EFT).

Phillip M. Rennick award for best paper by a  postgraduate doctoral student at the mid-year meeting of the International  Neuropsychological Society, Oslo, Norway. Dr  Gershon Spitz.

Best Poster for Established Researcher ‘Mobility  following TBI: relationships with joint power generation and motor skill  level’. Epworth Research Week. Gavin  Williams.


2012

NHMRC Australian Based Health Professional  Research Fellowship – Gavin Williams.


2013


Jennie Ponsford receiving the Robert Moody Prize

Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished initiatives in Brain  Injury Rehabilitation, Robert Moody Foundation, University of Texas Branch.  Awarded to Jennie Ponsford.

Caroline  Roberts comes 1st in   Honours year in 2013 and was awarded the APS Prize.

Richardson,  C., Ponsford, J., & McKay, A. Self-awareness following traumatic brain  injury. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Brain Injury Impairment  Conference, Tasmania 2-4th May. Awarded the Kevin Walsh Award for  the best submitted abstract by a graduate student.

Best Poster for Novice Researcher ‘Which factors  influence the physical activity levels of people with traumatic brain injury  when they are discharged home from hospital?’ Epworth Research Week. Gavin Williams supervisor of Masters by  Research Megan Hamilton.

Best Paper at ASSBI conference, Hobart 2-4th  May. Which factors influence the physical activity levels of people with  traumatic brain injury when they are discharged home from hospital? Authors  Hamilton, M., Williams, G., Bryant,  A. & Clark, R.

2013-2014: CETBIR funds Research Fellow Dr Kate  Gould (0.4 EFT).


2014

CETBIR Research Fellows Dr Cally Richardson (0.4 EFT)   and Dr Kelly Sinclair (0.4  EFT).

Kelly Sinclair awarded the World Federation of  NeuroRehabilitation’s FRANZ GERSTENBRAND AWARD for a non-pharmacological intervention that  has had an impact on symptoms experienced by people with acquired brain  injury,  for her research evaluating the  efficacy of light therapy for fatigue and sleepiness following TBI. This award  was made at the Eighth World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation, Istanbul,  Turkey, April 8-12, 2014.


Gershon Spitz receiving his Brain Foundation grant

Brain Foundation Grant awarded to Gershon Spitz in the  category of Neurotrauma: Return of memory following traumatic brain injury.  Funded by the Peter Winder Hill Estate and the Bruce Wall Trust, 13 October.

Alway, Y., Ponsford, J., Johnston, L.,Mckay, A., Gould, K.  Posttraumatic stress symptoms following moderate to severe traumatic brain  injury: a prospective study. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Brain  Impairment Conference, Perth, 8-10 May,2014. Awarded the Luria Prize for the  best oral presentation by a doctoral student.

Gooden, J. R., Ponsford, J., Charlton, J. L., Bedard, M.,  Marshall, S., Ross, P., Gagnon, S. & Stolwyk, R. Self-awareness,  self-regulation and return to driving after TBI. Poster presentation at the  11th Conference of the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group  of the World Federation for Neurorehabilitation, Limassol, Cyprus, 2014. Award  received in recognition of the best poster presentation.

Gooden, J. R., Ponsford, J., Charlton, J. L., Bedard, M.,  Marshall, S., Ross, P., Gagnon, S. & Stolwyk, R. Self-Awareness of on-road  driving after traumatic brain injury. Platform paper presentation at the CCN  Victoria Postgraduate Research Symposium, Melbourne, 2014. Award received  for best platform paper presentation.

Monash Postgraduate Association Supervisor of the Year. Awarded to Jennie Ponsford.

School of Psychological Sciences Award for Excellence in Research  Leadership. Awarded to Jennie Ponsford.

School of Psychological Sciences Award for Excellence in Doctoral  Teaching. Awarded to Jennie Ponsford.


2015

The Paul Satz Career Mentoring Award. Awarded to Jennie  Ponsford at the 5th Pacific Rim conference of INS/ASSBI, Sydney, 1-4 July.

Spitz, G., McKenzie, D., Attwood, D., Ponsford, J.  Predicting costs of care following traumatic brain injury. Paper presented at  the 5th INS/ASSBI Pacific Rim Conference, Sydney, 1-4 July, 2015. Awarded  the Nelson Butters Award for the best research presented by a postdoctoral  fellow.

Alway, Y., Gould, K., Johnston, L., McKenzie, D., &  Ponsford, J. Psychiatric disorders in the first 5-years following  traumatic brain injury. Paper presented at the 5th INS/ASSBI Pacific Rim  Conference, Sydney, 1-4 July, 2015. Awarded the Student Liaison Committee Research  Award for best research submission by a student.

Gooden, J. R., Ponsford, J., Charlton, J. L., Bedard, M.,  Marshall, S., Ross, P., Gagnon, S. & Stolwyk, R. Self-Awareness and  self-regulation of on-road driving after traumatic brain injury. Platform paper  presentation at the International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting,  Sydney, 2015. Awarded the Student Liaison Committee Research Award for best  research submission by a student.

Dymowski, A.R., Ponsford, J.L., Willmott, C. A comparison  of computerised attention training and  individualised strategy training after traumatic brain  injury: a single-case series. Paper presented at the 5th INS/ASSBI Pacific Rim  Conference. Sydney, 1-4 July, 2015. Awarded the Luria Prize for the best  oral presentation by a doctoral student.

Grima, N. Ponsford, J., St Hilaire, M., Mansfield, D.,  Rajaratnam, S. Circadian Melatonin Rhythms and sleep dysfunction following TBI.  Poster presented at Epworth Research Week, 15-19 June, 2015. Awarded Epworth  Research Institute New Researcher Poster Award.

Best Poster for an Experienced Researcher, ‘The  distribution of positive work and power generation amongst the lower-limb  joints during the stance phase of walking normalises following recovery from  traumatic brain injury.’ Epworth Research Week. Gavin Williams.

Churchill Fellowship Award to travel to Netherlands, France, Switzerland, USA and Canada, to investigate driving simulator use in assessment and rehabilitation of disabled and older drivers. Pam Ross


Rene Stolwyk receiving his scholarship

RACV Sir Edmund Herring Memorial Scholarship. Rene Stolwyk

2015 for 2016-19: NHMRC Early Career Research  Fellowship (for 4 years). Gershon Spitz.

2015 for 2016: NHMRC Translating Research Into  Practice Fellowship. Gavin Williams.


2016

Purple Unit  Award for Semester 2, 2016 at Monash University for units taught which received  outstanding student evaluations awarded to Jennie  Ponsford and Adam McKay.

The 2016 Australasian  Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) Clinical Innovation Award  awarded to Dana Wong.

Finalist for the Monash Postgraduate Association  Postgraduate Supervisor of the Year Dana  Wong.


2017

Trevena-Peters, J., McKay,  A., Ponsford, J. Efficacy of activities of daily living retraining  during posttraumatic amnesia: A randomised controlled trial. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Brain Impairment Conference  of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI).  Melbourne 1-3 June, 2017. Awarded the Luria Prize for the best oral presentation by a doctoral student.

Kempnich, C., Wong, D.,  Georgiou-Karistianis, N., and Stout, J. Feasibility and efficacy of  brief computerized training to improve emotion recognition in premanifest and  early-symptomatic Huntington's disease. Paper presented  at the 40th Annual Brain Impairment Conference of the Australasian Society for  the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI). Melbourne 1-3 June, 2017. Awarded the Mindlink Brightwater award for interdisciplinary  research.

McKay, A., Trevena-Peters,  J., Ponsford, J. Agitation during posttraumatic amnesia: Characteristics,  predictors, and impact on therapy. Poster presented at Epworth Research Week,  5-9 June 2017. Awarded 2017 Allied  Health research poster award.

Professor Jennie Ponsford was awarded Epworth Research Leader of the Year 2017 at Epworth Research Week.

Professor Jennie Ponsford was appointed an Officer of the Order  of Australia (AO) in the 2017  Queen's Birthday Honours List. This award was made in recognition of her  distinguished service to medical research in the field of neuropsychology, and  through seminal advances in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of  patients with traumatic brain injuries.

Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence awarded to Dana Wong.

Allen Martin Research Scholarship awarded to Laura Connolly