Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Allied Health sought

Postdoctoral Research fellow in Allied Health sought: 3-year joint appointment between MontroseAccess and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland.

Organisational Environment

MontroseAccess is a leading provider of community based therapy services to children and young adults with physical conditions throughout Queensland. MontroseAccess mission is “To provide support services to clients with physical disabilities and their families to assist these clients to achieve their maximum individual potential for participation in the community.”  The MontroseAccess vision is “Inspiring quality lives.”

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland is the foremost provider of undergraduate and postgraduate allied health education and research in Queensland.

A joint research program between the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The University of Queensland and MontroseAccess has been launched in 2012 to compliment the comprehensive suite of services offered by MontroseAccess.  This post-doctoral fellowship will be the first of a series of appointments, and will operate at the same time as the staff research master’s bursary that has been offered for the first time in January 2012.  These combined research activities will contribute to the knowledge base of clinicians working in this field, not only at MontroseAccess but world-wide.  It will enhance the evidence based quality of care that MontroseAccess provides to children and young people with physical disabilities.  It will increase the ability of MontroseAccess to share knowledge and best practice with families, schools, therapists, and practitioners around the world.  It will enhance the reputation of MontroseAccess.

Further information about MontroseAccess can be found at

Research Topic

MontroseAccess is seeking a researcher who will investigate an aspect of clinical practice relating to MontroseAccess mission or vision.  MontroseAccess has existing research interest in measuring effectiveness of current programs in early intervention.  Other research areas may include one or more of the following:

1.    A relevant aspect of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, or psychology assessment or intervention

2.    Assessment or intervention for one of the conditions managed by MontroseAccess therapists

3.    Inter-disciplinary Practice

4.    Community Practice


  • PhD in one of the following disciplines: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work, psychology or related clinical field
  • No more than 5 years post-doctoral research experience
  • Experience in community based, paediatric physical disability research

Applications close 22 October 2012.  The successful candidate will commence late 2012


To discuss this role please contact Professor Louise Hickson, Head, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, or Mathilde Backhouse, Manager Client Services North, MontroseAccess +61410689740

To submit an application contact Susan Hayman for an application pack.