Michele Callisaya—All in good balance


Clare Pickering chats with Associate Professor Michele Calisaya APAM, Australian Physiotherapy Research Foundation and Dementia Australia Grants committee member, about her 2005 Beryl Haynes Memorial Grant and her passion for improving the lives of people with stroke and dementia.

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Associate Professor Michele Callisaya is a clinician-researcher whose research focuses on improving rehabilitation for people with stroke, dementia, falls and frailty. She received a PhD in 2010, followed by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2012–2015). She currently holds a NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship (2017–2021) at Monash University and the University of Tasmania. She also works as a Level 4 senior physiotherapist at Peninsula Health. She has research grants totalling >$15 million, 129 publications and sits on the Australian Physiotherapy Research Foundation and Dementia Australia grants committees. Her first grant was a Physiotherapy Research Foundation grant in 2005.

To read the research paper Dementia is Associated With Poorer Quality of Care and Outcomes After Stroke: An Observational Study, click here.

This podcast is a Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) initiative supported by Pain Away – Platinum and Content Sponsor of the PRF.


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