Professor Leeanne Carey
BAppSc(OT), PhD, FAOTA, FOTARA

Leeanne Carey is Professor and Founding Head of the Neurorehabilitation and Recovery research group, Stroke Division, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and Discipline Lead of Occupational Therapy in the School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Professor Carey’s research program focuses on stroke rehabilitation and recovery: in particular how the brain adapts and how we might harness that potential in rehabilitation. She has developed a successful, neuroscience-based approach to help stroke survivors regain a sense of touch so that they can use their hands more effectively in daily activities. She uses tools such as MRI to investigate changes in the brain and how this knowledge may be used to better understand recovery and target rehabilitation. Research includes the impact of depression and cognition on stroke recovery. An important focus has been to translate these discoveries into clinical practice and better outcomes for stroke survivors.

  • Location

    Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Austin
    245 Burgundy Street
    Heidelberg
    VIC 3084

Awards and achievements

Fellow, Academy of Research of the Australian Occupational Therapy Research Foundation
Fellow, Academy of Research of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation
National Academy of Science F1000, Neurological Disorders
American Occupational Therapy Foundation Leadership Service Commendation

Research Papers

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