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, aged care and occupational therapy education. He teaches into the Master and Bachelor of Occupational Therapy courses at the University of Canberra and is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Ageing Research and Translation.  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 a Chief Investigator on successful grants from the Medical Research Future Fund and from the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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 Sept 2008


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