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Co-Head, Kids Rehab Research WA

BSc (Hons), PhD, KTPC

Ashleigh is the Co-Lead of the Kids Rehab WA Research Team, and has been a senior member of the team since 2017. Ashleigh holds a collaborative academic position between the Child and Adolescent Health Service and The University of Western Australia, and her work is focused on improving the health, wellbeing, and development of children by (1) conducting high quality research and (2) translating that knowledge into clinical practice. Ashleigh is passionate about empowering consumers, clinicians, students, and community members to be active contributors in the research process.

Ashleigh has over 33 publications and has received research funding from a variety of sources, including MRFF, NHMRC, Telethon Trust, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, WA Department of Health, Healthway, and Lotterywest.

She is one of the few people in Australia to have completed the University of Toronto's prestigious Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate, and she is the co-host of the ResearchWorks Podcast, which discusses emerging, modern, evidence-based child health research, hosts interviews with world renowned clinicians and researchers, and provides a breakdown on how individuals can implement the latest evidence into clinical practice.