Researcher biography

Alana is a Senior Occupational Therapist at the Gold Coast Child Development Service.

Her MPhil project with QCPRRC is within the larger NHMRC funded multi-site randomised trial, REACH (APP1078877). Alana will examine the effectiveness of an interactive training package for Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists, to support their delivery of early intervention for infants at risk of developing hemiplegia. This will include examining therapist's perceived knowledge, skill, beliefs and confidence to deliver the intervention, and therapist treatment fidelity (intervention delivery consistent with the research protocol) across the 4 sites that is necessary for the interpretations of the findings in the larger REACH project.

Alana is supervised by Dr Leanne Sakzewski, Dr Jenny Ziviani and Professor Ros Boyd.