Monash Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre

Monash Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre is an innovative collaboration between the School of Psychology and Psychiatry at Monash University and Epworth HealthCare, 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:

Phone: 03 9426 8747

Epworth Victor Smorgon Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine

Professor John Olver was appointed as the Victor Smorgon Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine at Monash University, comprising of dual relationships with Epworth and Monash University incorporating Epworth Rehabilitation and the Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Services.

As the Chair, Professor Olver works in partnership with 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 and research.

Epworth Monash Rehabilitation Medicine Unit

This 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 those 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

Professor Richard Gerraty is the Victor Smorgon Chair of Medicine at 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 focuses on further developing neurosciences at Epworth, in particular fostering research and teaching to improve outcomes for people following a stroke.

Monash Masters of Nursing Fellowship

Monash and Epworth offer an integrated placement model for Masters of Nursing students who complete an “accelerated” Bachelor of Nursing over 2 years. All placements occur at Epworth and run concurrently with lectures throughout the academic calendar.