2011 Allied Health Scholar
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Jane Galvin holds a Master of Occupational Therapy with First Class Honours from La Trobe University.
Jane was awarded the Scholarship to complete her PhD entitled "An investigation of the clinical utility of virtual reality technology to improve the upper limb function of children with traumatic brain injury" at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Through her PhD, Jane hopes to explore the possibility of using virtual reality as a motivating and enjoyable way to engage children in repetitive rehabilitation activities following traumatic brain injury.
Studied at: The University of Melbourne; Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Jane has been working in the area of paediatric brain injury for the past 14 years, and is currently completing her PhD investigating the use of Virtual Reality to improve the upper limb function of children who have sustained traumatic brain injuries. Jane is the Neuro Rehabilitation research group leader at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and a lecturer in the School of Occupational Therapy at Latrobe University. Jane’s research focuses on investigating functional outcomes for children with acquired injuries, and she is currently involved in a number of projects concerning interventions and outcomes for this group of children.
Scholarship Year: 2011
Fields of Interest
Allied Health, Science