Professor Meg Morris joins La Trobe

La Trobe University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Meg Morris as the Head of the School of Allied Health.  

Professor Morris trained as a physiotherapist and was awarded her PhD from La Trobe University in 1996. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists and has a particular interest in allied health management of Parkinson’s disease, inter-professional practice, therapy outcomes, falls and disability.   

On the Board of Parkinson's Victoria and Chairperson of the International Movement Disorders Society Health Professionals Group and a Melbourne Ambassador, Professor Morris’s research on Parkinson's disease has been sponsored by the Michael J Fox Foundation.

Professor Morris leads a large research team and has published more than 160 articles and 4 books and supervised more than 30 research higher degree students, as well as receiving more than $12 million researchfunding to date.

‘Professor Morris is an outstanding academic leader and I am very pleased to welcome her to Faculty of Health Science,’ says Professor Hal Swerissen, Executive Dean, Health Sciences.

La Trobe’s School of Allied Health includes the departments of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, human communication sciences, and social work and social policy. It also includes the National Institute of Deaf Studies, and the departments of podiatry, prosthetics and orthotics, and clinical vision sciences.

Professor Meg Morris will commence her position at La Trobe in September this year.

Biography:

Professor Meg Morris, PhD, FACP trained as a physiotherapist and was awarded her PhD from La Trobe University in 1996.  Her strategic leadership in allied health research, education and clinical practice is evidenced by previous roles asFoundation Professor and Head of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University, Head of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne, Foundation Professor and Head of The Melbourne School of Health Sciences, Inaugural Chairperson of the Central Clinical Placement Network and current Chairperson of the Health Professional Group of the International Movement Disorders Society.  

Professor Morris is a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists and has a particular interest in allied health management of Parkinson’s disease, inter-professional practice, therapy outcomes, falls and disability.  She leads a large research team and has published more than 160 articles and 4 books and supervised more than 30 doctoral students, as well as receiving more than $12 million research funding to date.

  

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For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:

Meghan Lodwick

La Trobe University Communications Officer

T:  03 9479 5353 M:  0418 495 941 E: M.Lodwick@latrobe.edu.au  

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