Welcome Professor Christine Imms
On behalf of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Christine Imms (BAppSc (OT), MSc(RS), PhD, Fellow Occupational Therapy Australia Research Academy) as the new Apex Chair in Neurodevelopment and Disability. Christine started her new role on Wednesday, 22nd April. Christine is a leader in research focused on increasing the participation of children with disabilities in society and is the co-founding director of the ACU Centre for Disability and Development Research: Diversity across the Lifespan (CeDDR). She will be bringing some of her research team to work with her.
This is a prestigious and important position for the Melbourne Children’s Campus because Christine is an international leader in research in an area that directly impacts our patients with neurodisability, such as those with cerebral palsy, who are often excluded from participating in society due to their disabilities. With a background in allied health, Christine will engage broadly with clinicians and researchers from many backgrounds on the Campus. This is, therefore, a particularly exciting prospect.