Associate Professor Ruth Barker is a researcher and clinician with particular interests and expertise in neurological rehabilitation; innovative models of clinical service delivery for rural, remote and Indigenous communities; and building Allied Health research capacity in northern Australia. Ruth supports, mentors and advises a raft of PhD students and clinician researchers across the health professions.
Ruth’s commitment to innovative service delivery in Northern Australia, particularly in the area of rehabilitation, includes a lead role in development of the Northern Australian Research Network (NARN) – ‘Function Disability and Health’. Over the past decade, Ruth has attracted funding of more than $16 million to design, pilot, implement and evaluate community rehabilitation services in Townsville and Mt Isa with outreach services to surrounding communities. These services incorporate interprofessional, student-assisted service delivery models.
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Published 29th November 2016