Our bold ideas and better solutions presentations and discussions this year will focus on ‘Personalised Rehabilitation and Supports’. The symposium will highlight the valuable contributions of collaborative research with the focus on bringing together clinicians, researchers, service users, consumers and industry partners in sharing the latest interdisciplinary research, exchanging new ideas and sparking innovative solutions for the future in disability and rehabilitation sector. The day-long symposium will present a stimulating interdisciplinary program of invited speakers, oral presentations and lightning talks. We are delighted to announce our nationally renowned keynote speaker.

Professor Grahame Simpson

Grahame Simpson is Adjunct Professor, Menzies Health Institute, Griffith University; Associate Professor, Kolling Institute, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney; Leader of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Stream, John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research; and Director, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Group, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Liverpool, Sydney Australia. The research group specialises in clinical, psychometric, intervention and translational research. He has dual professional qualifications as an accredited social worker and registered psychologist.

With more than 30 years’ experience as a clinician and researcher at the Liverpool Hospital Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Grahame’s research interests focus around positive adjustment to acquired brain injury, with a focus on intervention research in the areas of mental health/suicide prevention, sexual health, employment, prosocial behaviour, assistive technology and family resilience. He has over 134 publications including books, chapters and articles in peer review journals, and lifetime research funding of more than $19 million dollars. He is current Co-Editor of Brain Impairment, official journal of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment; Editorial Board member, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation; and co-founder of the International Network of Social Workers in Acquired Brain Injury.