RAIL Team

The Rehabilitation Ageing and Independent Living Research Centre coordinates research and projects to meet Australia’s future health and care needs. Our Centre staff comprises of:

RAIL PhD students

Other current MPhil/PhD students with a RAIL supervisor

Monash University

Sanam Oskouei (PhD candidate) - The Contribution of Mechanical properties of Achilles tendon and Sensorimotor Characteristics on Postural Control in Non-Athletic People with Achilles Tendinopathy, Supervisors: Dr Luke Perraton, Associate Professor Peter Malliaras, Professor Keith Hill

Asher Kirk (PhD candidate) - Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and outcomes following serious orthopaedic injury, Supervisors: Dr Christina Ekegren, Dr Lara Kimmel

Jemma Keeves (PhD candidate) - Exploring geographic variation in healthcare utilisation and recovery following serious injury, Supervisors: Professor Belinda Gabbe, Dr Christina Ekegren, Dr Ben Beck

Abubakar Tijjani Salihu (PhD candidate) - Does transcranial irect current stimulation affect cognitive-balance interference?  Supervisors: Professor Shapour Jaberzadeh, Professor Keith Hill

Doha Alhashmi (PhD candidate) - Driving assessment methods used to determine driving fitness after acquired brain injury, Supervisors: Professor Ellie Fossey, Dr Aislinn Lalor, Professor Jennie Oxley

Lisa Knightbridge (MPhil Candidate) - Healthy ageing through increased community participation: Developing an assessment and theoretical framework to guide occupational therapy practice, Supervisors: Associate Professor Helen Bourke-Taylor, Professor Keith Hill

Chun-Wei Chang (PhD candidate) - The effect of exercise on the mobility of people with visual impairment, Supervisors: Dr Nikos Thomacos, Dr Aislinn Lalor, Associate Professor Ming-De Chen

Matt Ferris (PhD candidate) - What are the major factors which contribute to fatigue in paramedics? Supervisors: Dr Kelly-Ann Bowles, Dr Aislinn Lalor, Dr Alexander Wolkow

Lisa Licciardi (PhD candidate) - Examining the impact of persistent post-concussion symptoms (PPCS) on the occupational participation of adults, Supervisors: Professor John Olver, Associate Professor Libby Callaway, Dr Aislinn Lalor

Zelalem Muluneh (PhD candidate) - Restrictive care practices in mental health facilities in Australia, Supervisors: Professor Terry Haines, Dr Den-Ching Angel Lee

Other University

Elizabeth Bainbridge (MPhil Candidate, Curtin University) - Clinical decision making processes used by health practitioners in forming recommendations for independent mobility in people with stroke. Supervisors: Dr  Kathy Briffa, Professor Keith Hill, Dr Elissa Burton, Dr Robyn Fary

Aileen Scully (PhD candidate, Curtin University) - You can’t fix what you can’t see – improving assessment methods in people with Parkinson’s disease, Supervisors: Dr Beatriz de'Oliveira, Professor Keith Hill, Dr Dawn Tan, Dr Yong Hao Pua, Associate Professor Ross Clark

Michelle Ng (PhD candidate, Curtin University) - Improving health and well-being of older people through participation in the use of Seniors Exercise Parks, Supervisors: Dr Elissa Burton, Professor Keith Hill

Helen Kugler (PhD candidate, La Trobe University) - Manual Handling for Nursing Staff - Risk Assessment for Moving Patients: RAMP, Supervisors: Professor Nick Taylor, Dr Tarsh Brusco

Moa Jederström (PhD candidate, Linkoping University) - Physical and mental health and exposure to psychological violence and other forms of abuse among Swedish figure skaters, Supervisors: Professor Toomas Timpka, Dr Christina Ekegren

Stephanie Parkinson (PhD candidate, Curtin University) - Post-stroke lateropulsion: associated functional, postural, and gait sequelae, Supervisors: Dr Sue Morris, Professor Keith Hill, Dr Kim Brock

Jane Hopkins (PhD candidate, Curtin University) - Physical activity, cognition and mild cognitive impairment, Supervisors: Dr Elissa Burton, Professor Keith Hill

Kimberley Charlton (PhD candidate, The University of Adelaide) - Supervisors: Associate Professor Stacie Attrill, Dr Carolyn Murray, Dr Natasha Layton