John Olver

EMReM Director, Prof John Olver, Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine, is Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash University. He is Medical Director of Rehabilitation and Chairman of the Clinical Institute of Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Pain Management at Epworth HealthCare. He is also Clinical Director of the Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC). In 2014, he was a Recipient of a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) and was awarded “Epworth Research Leader of the Year” in 2015. Prof Olver's main research interests and a focus of publications (exceeding 70 published articles) concerns the outcomes post traumatic brain injury, management of spasticity and innovations in stroke rehabilitation.Within EMReM, Prof Olver directs and supports higher level degrees and research projects which span across various rehabilitation areas including traumatic brain injury, stroke and orthopaedic injury. Research projects are focused on promoting core outcomes of rehabilitation including: recovery from impairment, easing burden of disease, managing associated sequelae and restoring patients to pre-injury activity levels. Henceforth, EMReM aims to provide continued support for post-graduate degree candidates, develop further national/international collaborations and strengthen academic and research expertise through the dissemination of research.

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