Michelle Shannon is completing a PhD in the AVERT Early Rehabilitation Research Group, under the supervision of Professor Julie Bernhardt, Florey Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne. She is a physiotherapist, and trained in Dublin, Ireland, and London, United Kingdom. Since 2016, she has worked in the Transition Care Program, Western Health, Melbourne. This program supports older people after discharge from hospital, including those needing neurological rehabilitation. The aim of her PhD is to investigate architectural design features of hospital and rehabilitation facilities that can promote recovery in people with neurological disorders, including stroke.
Her PhD project is: To what extent does the physical environment impact on affective, cognitive, and physical responses of people with brain injury? A road-map for design of a hospital environment that can shape brain recovery.
Professor Alan Pert, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne
Professor Marcus White, Centre for Design Innovation, Swinburne University
Prof John Olver, Monash University and Epworth Healthcare
Professor Marie Elf, School of Education, Health, and Social Studies, Dalarna University, Sweden; Department of neurobiology, care sciences and society, Karolinska University, Sweden.
Carers' Experiences, Needs, and Preferences During Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies.Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Can the physical environment itself influence neurological patient activity?Disability and Rehabilitation
The Modified Rivermead Mobility Index: Reliability and convergent validity in a mixed neurological population,Disability and Rehabilitation
Development of a framework for the evidence-based choice of outcome measures in neurological physiotherapyDisability and Rehabilitation
Theoretical frameworks in Healthcare Built Environment research – a scoping review3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARCHITECTURE, RESEARCH, CARE AND HEALTH.
A Profiling Study of People with Multiple Sclerosis Who Access Physiotherapy Services in IrelandInternational Journal of MS Care
Bringing the single versus multi-patient room debate to vulnerable patient populations: a systematic review of the impact of room types on hospitalized older people and people with neurological disordersIntelligent Buildings International
How can behavioural mapping contribute to a redesign of an acute hospital environment?Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM),
Using virtual reality to extend knowledge about healthcare design in people with stroke: Exploring single versus multi-patient rooms.SSA 2019 Conference, 10 – 13 September 2019, Canberra, Australia:
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