Calling all ABI Therapists: a researcher wants your stories

BIA has been approached by a researcher from the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre in Melbourne, asking for assistance from ABI therapists, so we promised we would pass on the request.

It’s as follows:

Online Survey on Behaviour Management Interventions in Community ABI Rehabilitation

Dear Clinicians,

My name is Jai Carmichael and I am a Psychology Honours student at Monash University. Together with Jennie Ponsford, Kate Gould and Amelia Hicks at the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre (MERRC) in Victoria, I am asking for people to complete a brief (10-15 min) online anonymous survey and distribute the survey among their relevant networks.

A wide range of therapists are invited to participate, including clinical neuropsychologists, clinical (and other) psychologists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, rehabilitation physicians, and other health professionals.

You are eligible to complete this survey if you:

  • Are a therapist working with adults (18+ years of age) with acquired brain injury (ABI) in community settings
  • Manage behavioural issues presented by your adult clients with ABI
  • Currently practice in Australia

The anonymous survey will ask you about your experiences, attitudes, preferences and needs in learning and using behaviour management interventions for adult clients with ABI (Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee approval CF15/2884 – 2015001191).

At the end of the survey, you will be asked if you are interested in taking part in an optional open-ended interview by teleconference or face-to-face on your views on behaviour management interventions. To thank you for your time should you choose to volunteer for the interview, you will receive two adult movie vouchers.

The survey will be available to complete until 1 August 2018 and the link is below:


Clicking on the link will direct you to a more detailed explanatory statement and a consent form.

It is hoped that the findings from this survey will help direct the development of better quality training opportunities for community ABI therapists.

Thank you for your assistance,

Jai Carmichael, Psychology Honours student (; 0449 772 984)

Supervisors: Professor Jennie Ponsford (, Dr Kate Gould (, Ms Amelia Hicks (,

Monash University

MERRC office number: 9426 8923