Dr Fiona Dobson

Dr Fiona Dobson2004 Menzies Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences

Education

BAppSc(Physiotherapy) and GradDip (Health Research), La Trobe University.

PhD project: "Walking patterns in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy".

Areas of Professional Interest

PhD study: To develop a reliable classification for clinicians to better identify and treat walking disorders; By collaborating with La Trobe University, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Victoria’s Royal Children’s Hospital, aims to provide the first population-based classification of hemiplegic walking patterns and to explore health-related quality of life measures in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.

Current position

Research Physiotherapist and Senior Clinical Physiotherapist at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Professional/Other affiliations

World Wide Funds for Native Australia

Family/Recreation/Interests

Married with children; Cycling around Melbourne and Victoria.

Sep 2004