I am the Senior Research Officer with the Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service- a community rehabilitation program for people with acquired brain injury and the Transitional Rehabilitation Program- a community rehabilitation program for people with spinal cord injury, both located within the Division of Rehabilitation at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. I also hold an adjunct position as Associate Professor, School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University. In 2009, I completed my Doctor of Philosophy at Griffith University developing a theoretical model of friendships following traumatic injury. My research interests include psychosocial adjustment following injury, community based models of rehabilitation, outcome measurement and goal setting and attainment in rehabilitation. My current position involves coordinating service based research and building research capacity among healthcare practitioners working within spinal cord injury and brain injury rehabilitation in Queensland. As such, my research has spanned a broad range of transdisciplinary topics. I have almost 50 international peer-reviewed journal publications and 4 book chapters.
Martin, K., Cox, R., Kendall, M., & Price, G. (in press). Exploring leisure-specific goals and measuring outcomes using the Multidisciplinary Goal Attainment Measure (MGAM) in an inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitation unit. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation.
Fleming, J., Ownsworth, T., Doig, E., Hutton, L., Griffin, J., Kendall, M., & Shum, D. (2017). Efficacy of prospective memory rehabilitation plus metacognitive skills training for adults with traumatic brain injury: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Trials, 18(3), doi:10.1186/513063-016-1758-6.
Amsters, D., Schuurs, S., Pershouse, K., Power, B., Harested, Y., Kendall, M., & Kuipers, P. (2016). Factors which facilitate or impede interpersonal interactions and relationships after spinal cord injury- a scoping review with suggestions for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Research and Practice http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9373786
Carr, J., Kendall, M., Amsters, D., Pershouse, K., Kuipers, P., & Barker, R. (2016). Community participation for individuals with spinal cord injury living in Queensland, Australia: a mixed method approach. Spinal Cord online publication 29 November 2016; doi: 10.1038/sc.2016.169
Bundz, J., Schuurs, S., Kendall, M., & Amsters, D. (2016). When do nurses seek professional support for managing pressure injuries secondary to spinal cord injury? Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 34(2), 6-15.
Fronek, P., & Kendall, M. (2016). The impact of Professional Boundaries for Health Professionals (PBHP) training on knowledge, comfort, experience and ethical decision-making: A longitudinal randomized controlled trial. Disability and Rehabilitation, doi: 10.1080/09638288.2016.1236152.
Amsters, D., Kendall, M., Kuipers, P., & Schuurs, S. (2016). The Person Environment Profile: Preliminary development of a clinical tool for enhancing goal-based rehabilitation programs. Journal of Rehabilitation Process and Outcome, 5, 65-71 doi: 10.4137/RPO.S40455
Kendall, M.B., & Wallace, M.A. (2016). Measuring goal attainment within a community-based multidisciplinary rehabilitation setting for people with spinal cord injury. Edorium Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation, 2:43–52. doi:10.5348/D05-2016-10-OA-6.