Keynote Speaker, Paediatric
Physiotherapist, University of Queensland, QLD
Joanne George is a Consultant Physiotherapist at the Queensland Children’s Hospital and Post-doctoral Fellow with the Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre at The University of Queensland. An experienced clinician in early infant development, her PhD involved early brain imaging studies in very preterm infants seeking to investigate earlier imaging and clinical biomarkers to identify infants at risk of adverse outcomes.
Following her doctoral studies she established and led the Queensland Early Detection and Intervention network (QEDIN-CP), a translational implementation project, which aimed to improve earlier detection of infants at risk of CP, and fast track them to targeted early interventions aimed at improving outcomes across Queensland. Dr George has recently taken a Consultant Physiotherapy role at QCH and holds the physiotherapy research portfolio for paediatrics across the state.