All abstracts are peer reviewed by 2 members of the Conference Scientific Committee, then student abstracts are looked over by a sub group of the ASSBI Executive Committee who decided on the winners – these prizes will be handed out on the final afternoon of the conference
Student Prizes - ASSBI
These prizes are awarded to 3 ASSBI student members who attend the conference and present their work in any of the formats (Platform, Datablitz, Poster and How to Session). Students who are awarded a Travel Grant are ineligible for these prizes.
The ASSBI Awards are:
Brightwater Lyn Beazley and Curtin PhD Scholarship in Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Applications close on 15 February 2020.
Brightwater Care Group in partnership with the Curtin School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology and the Faculty of Health Sciences, are offering this joint PhD scholarship in brain injury rehabilitation. Brightwater is a leading WA not-for-profit provider of aged care, disability and retirement services. Professor Lyn Beazley AO, former Chief Scientist of WA, is a generous and long-term advocate of Brightwater, in particular Brightwater’s Oats Street Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre. The scholarship will provide the recipient the opportunity to have real life experience.
The scholarship consists of a living stipend of $30k per annum for up to 3.5 years plus $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years towards research related expenses.
Winner of the Kevin Walsh Award was Jai Carmichael with the presentation entitled Readiness of Community ABI Therapists to Learn and Implement Positive Behaviour Support: A Mixed-Methods Study
Winner of the Luria Award was Kellie Stag with the presentation entitled Communication impairment and the working alliance in stroke rehabilitation