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Allen Martin Research Scholarship 2019

The Summer Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Allen Martin Research Scholarship 2019, sponsored by The Rotary Club of Kew and Robinson Gill Lawyers.

This scholarship is open to clinicians, health professionals and students who wish to conduct a new research project in the field of recovery following acquired brain injury. This year there two awards on offer, each valued at $5,000, to be utilised over a period of one year. All applications must meet the eligibility criteria and responsibilities of the scholarship which are outlined in this eligibility criteria document.

How can I apply?

To apply, please download and complete the Allen Martin Research Scholarship 2019 application form and submit to stacey.oliver@summerfoundation.org.au by close of business on Monday 28 October 2019.

Applications will be reviewed by the Summer Foundation Scholarship Sub Committee in early November 2019 and the award winners will be announced at the Allen Martin Lecture in late November 2019.

This scholarship acknowledges the work of Allen Martin who showed great dedication and support towards advancing clinical knowledge and practice for people with complex brain injury, with particular emphasis on slow stream neurological rehabilitation.

Previous scholarship winners

  • Kate Gould – CYBERABILITY: Understanding, preventing and treating cybercrime after acquired brain injury.
  • Danielle Sansonetti – Optimising independence in the community: Application of generalisation principles in rehabilitation to maintain positive daily routines following brain injury.
  • Laura Connolly – Light therapy for fatigue following traumatic brain injury.
  • Suzana Hercegovak – Participation in volunteering roles following ABI.
  • Michelle Kahn – Development of a gold-standard clinical assessment for associated reactions of the arm following ABI.
  • Kate D’Cruz – Investigating the value of client centred practice from the perspective of adults with traumatic brain injury participating in community based occupational therapy.
  • Katie Anson – Long term outcome following acquired brain injury.
  • Melanie Drummond – Consequences of Post-traumatic anosmia.
  • Ming-Yun Hsieh – The treatment of people with anxiety disorders following moderate-severe traumatic brain injury.
  • Lucy Knox – The experience of decision making after severe traumatic brain injury: A Grounded Theory exploration.
  • Margaret Mealings – ‘School’s a big part of your life’. Perspectives of students returning to secondary and tertiary education following traumatic brain injury, their peers and family members.
  • Ruth Tesselaar – Classroom performance of student with an acquired brain injury: The impact of aide programs
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