Dr. Christine Imms
Christine Imms is the Professor of Occupational Therapy and Head of the School of Allied Health at the Australian Catholic University, and Honorary Research Affiliate at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne as well as CanChild. Christine's research, and her collaborations with CanChild, have focused on investigating and optimising the participation of disabled children and youth. Her research has predominantly been in the field of paediatric cerebral palsy and includes development and investigation of outcome measures to ensure their validity and reliability for use in research and practice, and investigation of the effectiveness of specific occupational therapy interventions alone or in combination with allied interventions. Christine is the co-founding director of a new research centre at ACU – the Centre for Disability and Development Research: Diversity across the Lifespan. Our centre is focused on collaborative research that aims to minimise impairment, maximise activity performance and optimise participation outcomes of people with childhood onset disability.
Areas of Focus
Childhood onset disability; Participation – concepts, measurement, intervention; Occupational therapy intervention effects; Lifespan perspective