Goal: Wider availability of cost-effective evidence-based care

Research focus: Telerehabilitation

Program Leader: Professor Deborah Theodoros

Objective: Optimising rehabilitation pathways using technology

The research theme will focus on addressing the inequity of access to services for many people following motor vehicle crashes through the development of technology-enabled services.

Sub-themes:

  • Optimal service models
  • Service implementation
  • Technical innovations
  • Health economics
  • Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science

Research in all areas will be underpinned by consumer and service provider input to inform the appropriateness and ecological validity of the studies.

Optimal Service Models: This sub-theme will focus on investigating the efficacy and benefits of technology-enabled service models for people following motor vehicle crashes.

Service Implementation: The focus of this sub-theme will be the implementation of technology-enabled services into clinical practice through collaboration with external service providers.

Technical Innovations: This sub-theme will focus on the design, development and testing of various technologies to be used in both service model and service implementation research.

Health Economics: Health economics research will underpin research activity where appropriate.

Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science: This sub-theme will involve two interdependent areas of research, namely knowledge translation (exchange of knowledge/evidence developed by researchers with service providers and users) and implementation science (how to implement the knowledge into practice).