Research Chair (La Trobe University)
B App Sc (Sp Path)
M Sc (Psych)
Professor Douglas is the Summer Foundation Chair of Living Well with Brain Injury at La Trobe University in the Living with Disability Research Centre.
Jacinta’s qualifications span the disciplines of speech pathology, clinical psychology and neuropsychology. She has extensive research and clinical experience in the rehabilitation of adults with acquired brain injury (ABI).Her research contribution is internationally recognised and has advanced knowledge in the domains of interpersonal communication and psychosocial functioning following brain injury. Her work in these areas focuses on maximising the ability of people with brain injury to participate fully in society across all levels of functioning. Jacinta has published more than 100 peer reviewed papers in international journals and authored 10 book chapters.
Since 2014 Jacinta has led the research partnership between La Trobe University and the Summer Foundation. This research program focuses on measurement of the outcomes of interventions related to the lifetime support of people with ABI across the domains of housing, health, and social inclusion.
Jacinta is the current president of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI). She is a Fellow of ASSBI and the Speech Pathology Association of Australia and is founding co-editor of the multidisciplinary journal Brain Impairment.