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Occupational Therapy Australia Virtual OT Exchange 2020
Virtual OT Exchange 2020
Occupational Therapy Australia Virtual OT Exchange 2020
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Catherine Bridge



Professional Bio

Prof Bridge has a significant National and International reputation in the area of enabling environments and innovative technology relative to wellbeing and quality of life. She has been instrumental in researching the intersection of Assistive Technology and Built Environment Interventions on human performance. Her funded research has been sustained and substantial. Over the last decade her grant income has totalled several million dollars. 

Her housing research portfolio includes: research on housing and care; housing and health; older people and sustainability; accessibility of the built environment and extensive research on home modification interventions. She directs the Home Modification Information Clearinghouse (HMinfo) which was nominated for the NSW Premiers Public Service Award in 2006. HMinfo is a recurrent national research project funded through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). HMinfo aims to develop and disseminate an evidence base for Home Modification interventions and it underpins the Ageing in place strategy and Age and Disability reform programs in Australia. 

Prof Bridge has also led two projects that have developed software for use by older people in assessing and changing their environment to improve their quality of life.

Attend Catherine's presentation:
The History and Future of Home Modifications in Australia: Building an evidence base for practice.

Catherine's Presentations

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Oral Presentation
15 September 2020 12:00 pm
Virtual Plenary Room
Q&A (Session 4A: Group 1)

Keynote Presentation
15 September 2020 4:05 pm
Virtual Plenary Room
Panel session: Our brilliant career: Perspectives, pathways and prospects