Jacinta Douglas

Position : Professor, Summer Foundation Research Chair, Living Well with Brain Injury

University : La Trobe University

Primary domain of research : Health and Wellbeing (including carers and caring)

Interests : Community and Civic participation, Social Relationships, Housing and Built Environment,

Jacinta has qualifications in the disciplines of speech pathology and clinical neuropsychology. She has extensive research and clinical experience in rehabilitation of adults with acquired brain injury. Jacinta’s research interests involve evidence-based practice, cognitive-communication disorders and living well with acquired brain injury.

Her work focuses on measurement of perceived social communication deficits (the La Trobe Communication Questionnaire), coping with communication breakdown, self-concept following acquired brain injury and community inclusion of people with brain injury.

Jacinta is a Fellow of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment and the Speech Pathology Association of Australia and is founding co-editor of the journal Brain Impairment.

Jacinta is the Summer Foundation Research Chair (Living Well with Brain Injury) and leads the theme 'Building the evidence base for participation and inclusion' at La Trobe University's Living with Disability Research Centre.

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