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The 2017 Allen Martin Research Scholarship

The Summer Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 Allen Martin Research Scholarship sponsored by The Rotary Club of Kew.

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. The award is valued at $5000 and needs to be utilised over a period of one year. All applications must meet the eligibility criteria and responsibilities of the scholarship which can be accessed here.

Applications are now open. To apply, complete the application form and submit to louise.dixon@summerfoundation.org.au by 5pm Friday 20 October 2017.

Applications will be reviewed by the Summer Foundation Scholarship Sub-Committee in late October to early November 2017. The successful candidate will be announced at the Allen Martin Lecture in November 2017.

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

  • 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 Posttraumatic 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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