Karen is a research physiotherapist with interests in health services, physical activity, musculoskeletal and cardio-metabolic changes post-stroke. She is currently leading two diverse studies:

  1. Co-design of young stroke services, and
  2. Individualised exercise programs to reduce the negative impact of stroke on glycaemic (blood sugar) control and bone mineral density.

She is also employed in Allied Health Research Translation at St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne).


19 April 2020, Stoke in Young People, on Channel 10 The Project

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Key External collaborators:

A/Prof Cathy Said, Physiotherapy, Western Health and Univeristy of Melbourne

Prof Elif Ekinci, Sir Edward Dunlop Medical Research Foundation Principal Research Fellow, Medicine, Austin Health and University of Melbourne.

A/Prof Emma Power, Speech Pathology, University of Technology Sydney

Dana Wong, Senior Lecturer Clinical Neuropsychology, School of Psychology and Public Health, La trobe University

A/Prof Natasha Lannin, Occupational Therapy, Alfred Health and La Trobe University

A/Prof Coralie English, Health Sciences, Univeristy of Newcastle

Prof Janice Eng, Canada Research Chair in the UBC Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia

  • Location

    Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Austin
    245 Burgundy Street
    VIC 3084


Awards and achievements

2017 Australian Physiotherapy Association Best Neurology Paper
2017 Aust & NZ Bone & Mineral Society Travel Grant
2016 WISPP Science communication finalist
2016 Ian Potter Travel Grant
2014 Austin Life Sciences Allied Health Research Award

Research Papers

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