The Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy (CRE-CP)

Project Details

The Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy is a five-year project funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) that brings together leading researchers, clinicians and consumers from across Australia and the globe. Projects include developing uniform hip surveillance across Victoria, evaluating treatments that will facilitate the care of young people with dyskinesia, assessing the value of upper limb splinting, better methods to treat poor saliva control, an investigation of training bike riding skills for goal attainment and participation and studies of how to improve the mental health of carers. The CRE aims to improve the physical, mental, social and emotional health and well-being of children with cerebral palsy and their families. 

For more information about the CRE-CP, please visit the CRE-CP website at http://www.cre-cp.org.au

Researchers

  • Dr Kylie Crompton
  • Ms Tessa Devries
  • Ms Angela Guzys
  • Dr Adrienne Harvey
  • Ms Alex Holland
  • Ms Elaine Meehan
  • Ms Clare McKinnon
  • Ms Linda McNamara
  • Dr Carmen Pace
  • Dr Sue Reid
  • Dr Kirsty Stewart
  • Ms Rachel Toovey
  • Dr Kate Willoughby
  • A/Professor Adam Scheinberg
  • Ms Christine Westbury

Collaborators

  • Australian Catholic University
  • CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • Deakin University
  • La Trobe University
  • Monash Health
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia
  • Yooralla

Funding

  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • Ian Potter Foundation
  • Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
  • National Health and Medical Research Council
  • The Lorenzo and Pamela Galli Charitable Trust
  • The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Victorian Medical Insurance Agency

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD, Masters, Honours students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Outcomes

  • Toovey R, Reid SM, Rawicki B, Harvey AR, Watt K. Ability of independently ambulant children with cerebral palsy to ride a two-wheel bicycle: a case-control study. Dev Med Child Neurol 2016. DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.13340.

Research Group

Cerebral Palsy Research



Faculty Research Themes

Child Health



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Paediatrics

Unit / Centre

Cerebral Palsy Research