Researcher biography

Professor Catherine Elliott is a Chief Investigator on the CRE, WA lead, and a member of the Clinical Trials theme, Knowledge Translation and Implementation theme and the Clinician network.

Professor Elliott’s primary the role as Chair of Allied Health is to generate, apply, and translate research findings into clinical settings in West Australia, with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of children.  Professor Elliott is also Director of Research in the Department of Paediatric Rehabilitation, Princess Margaret Hospital which provides tertiary clinical care for children with cerebral palsy across Western Australia. This clinical research position supports the translation and implementation of clinical outcomes directly into clinical practice to improve the outcomes for children with cerebral palsy. Professor Elliott advocates for and facilitates strong consumer engagement in research and has established a steering group to guide the research with the Department of Paediatic Rehabilitation.  Professor Elliott holds Adjunct Research Professor positions at the Telethon Kids Institute and the University of Western Australia, Faculty of Health Sciences.  Professor Elliott is on the senior management committee of the West Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN).  The WAHTN brings together WA’s major hospitals, universities and medical institutions to integrate discovery, translation and clinical care across Australia.   

Professor Elliott is actively involved in international collaborations in the area of cerebral palsy and has recently co-published work on best practice disability care for UNICEF.  From this UNICEF collaboration Professor Elliott has lead the development of an App which has been nominated for the 2015 Zero Project Innovation Award.  Professor Elliott is also the Chair of the Telethon Kids, Brain and Behaviour working group; improving outcomes for children at risk of cerebral palsy, as well as an inaugural elected member of the National Occupational Therapy Research Foundation. 


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