Monash Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre
Monash Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre is an innovative collaboration established in 2000 through the School of Psychology and Psychiatry at Monash University and Epworth. Centre Director, Professor Jennie Ponsford, built the Centre from its humble beginnings to become one of the world’s pre-eminent rehabilitation research organisations today. The Centre is located primarily at Epworth Richmond.
One of the key aims of the Centre is to translate research outcomes into more effective rehabilitation of people with traumatic brain injury (TBI), so that their quality of life and re-engagement in the community is maximised. For further information, please phone 03 9426 8747.
Epworth Victor Smorgon Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine
Professor John Olver was appointed as the Victor Smorgon Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine - Monash University, comprising dual relationships with Epworth and Monash University incorporating Epworth Rehabilitation and the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Services.
As the Chair, Professor Olver works in partnership with Professor Steve Wesselingh, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University, to jointly set the agenda for the development of new directions in rehabilitation policy, services, research.
Epworth Monash Rehabilitation Medicine Unit
The Epworth Monash Rehabilitation Medicine Unit was established at Epworth in June 2010 under the Directorship of Professor John Olver. The Unit strives to undertake and deliver world-class rehabilitation research that can be applied quickly and effectively as new or improved rehabilitation programs, so that people recovering from injury or illness can more readily maximise their quality of life, physical mobility and cognitive development.
Through its multidisciplinary research team, the Unit bridges the spectrum of acute illness or injury with long term follow-up of rehabilitation research participants. By moving outside of the traditional silos of research and clinical care, patients and research participants benefit from a whole of person rehabilitation approach.
Epworth Victor Smorgon Chair of Medicine
In March 2009, Professor Richard Gerraty was appointed the Victor Smorgon Chair of Medicine - Monash University. An internationally recognised stroke expert, Professor Gerraty is currently the Head of Stroke Research at Monash University’s Neuroscience Department and the Victorian Chairman of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists.
In his role, Professor Gerraty will focus on further developing neurosciences at Epworth, in particular fostering research and teaching to improve outcomes for people following stroke.