Stephen Isbel

Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy


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Stephen is an occupational therapy academic with research interests in post stroke rehabilitation, driver rehabilitation, dementia care, public health and occupational therapy education. He is the Discipline Lead of Occupational Therapy at the University of Canberra and teaches into the Master and Bachelor of Occupational Therapy courses.  Previously, he held senior clinical positions in ACT Health, primarily in aged care and adult neurological rehabilitation.  He has been awarded grants of over $3,000,000 including being the Chief Investigator on successful grant applications from Health Workforce Australia, the Dementia Collaboration Research Centre and from the National Health and Medical Research Council as an Associate Investigator.

Research Interests

  • Post stroke rehabilitation
  • Dementia care
  • Occupational therapy education
  • Driver rehabilitation

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Health Sciences, University of Sydney

Award Date: 1 Sep 2008


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